Smart business owners recognise the benefits of a regular test and tag strategy.
An effective test and tag program can:
- Improve safety for workers
- Keep track of your assets
- Enhance preventative maintenance
- Increase productivity through safe and reliable equipment
- Reduce legal risks for managers
Whether your business is retail, construction, education or catering, electrical safety is paramount.
In NSW, managers are legally responsible for workplace safety, and a documented approach to risk management is mandatory. This includes assessing the risk presented by portable electrical appliances.
Test and tag is a strategy which minimises the risk of electrical injuries at work. Each tool or piece of equipment is inspected, electrically tested, and then tagged (labelled) at regular intervals.
An electronic record of these tests is kept as part of your overall OH&S risk management documentation.
Testing and Tagging is especially important where the workplace presents an environment which is hostile to electrical equipment.
Hostile work environments may, for example, expose electrical equipment to damage from moisture, heat, vibration, dust, or physical use or abuse.
Test and tag company Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing (SEAT) is committed to helping managers to comply with their responsibilities under the NSW OH&S Act.
Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing offers test and tag services which comply with AS/NZS 3760.
Qualified test and tag technicians use specialised Portable Appliance Testers and MegOhm Meters to test for invisible electrical faults, as well as completing a thorough visual inspection.
The inspection and test results are recorded in an electronic database, and employers are provided with a Test and Tag Log, which forms a part of their risk assessment documentation. The electronic record keeping system can be used as an effective asset management tool for non-electrical assets as well.
This testing and tagging procedure and record keeping ensures compliance with AS/NZS 3760, and documents the employer’s commitment to electrical safety in the workplace.
Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing makes it easy for employers to implement a test and tag strategy by providing a fast and cost effective service, and a regular test and tag Reminder system.