Industries where man and machine work very closely are at risk of mishaps caused by a little negligence.
People working in these environments should be careful about the machinery they operate as any malfunction can cause damage to equipment and life.
Testing and tagging are commonly employed in the industrial world to ensure the operations meet legal safety requirements. A testing procedure legally adopted for machines and tools, equipment tests are governed by various laws. Australia and New Zealand have developed very strict laws to ensure industry’s adherence to safety procedures.
There are several companies that offer testing and tagging services at affordable rates. The company will test the equipment and tag it based on the findings. The test tags assist employees working with the equipment to maintain limitations. The tags, for instance will mention if a particular machine is unsafe to operate under certain conditions. These tags and testing instruments differ for different tests and are quite useful for further reference.
The testing equipment used by various firms will vary according to the different ranges of machines and the battery of tests required to be conducted. Most test equipment is portable and will also have a barcode reader for the tags present on the device and a barcode printer for the tests conducted.
Though there is no fixed frequency for testing any equipment, the regulation period depends on the nature of use of the particular machine.
Testequip advises manufacturing companies to check the test equipment being used and the nature of the test being conducted, and also understand the findings of each test.