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Importance of Electrical Testing and Tagging

blog2 Importance of Electrical Testing and Tagging

Testing and Tagging – The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 require electrical equipment at workplaces to be safe and to not expose Workers to hazards.

As prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 the person having control of a workplace or access to that workplace, i.e., employer, self-employed person, main contractor, must ensure that all portable plug-in electrical equipment and residual current devices (RCDs) at the workplace are safe and appropriately inspected, tested, and maintained by a competent person.

Portable Electrical Appliances if not well maintained can cause major safety issues in the workplace i.e.  Burns, shocks, electrocutions, also electrical fires

Portable appliance testing, commonly known as test and tag or pat testing is the process of inspecting any electrical appliances to ensure that they are safe for use within the workplace.

In conclusion, after a purchase of any electrical equipment, ensure that testing and tagging is completed at the recommended time frames for your industry

Perth Testing and Tagging are experts in the field of portable appliance test and tag. Our fully highly qualified licensed technicians consistently provide a premium service to all our clients.

This is our process

Step One

 Perth Testing and Tagging’s licensed technicians carry out a thorough visual of all items to be tested and tagged to check for any electrical safety defects that may render them dangerous and unsafe to use.

Step Two

Once the technician has identified which test-tag should be applied to the appliance, it is then plugged into our market-leading test and tag machine and the test is then run. Item details and results whether pass or fail are electronically recorded to the pat testers’ internal memory. The tag is then dispensed from our automatic printer containing all relevant information.

Step Three

 The tag is then applied to any equipment that passes the testing procedures identifying that the items are safe to use. The tag also states the date tested and the date when the next test is required.

Any items that fail the testing procedure are tagged with a danger Tag and then reported to the relevant person and placed into the previously discussed quarantine area.

Step Four

All data is then downloaded to Perth Test and Tag’s secure online database where customer reports are then generated and sent electronically or added to our online database. Customers are then provided with a secure login to view or print their test and tag reports as required, our purpose-built software will also automatically remind our customers when items are due to be retested.

Let us Help to keep our workplaces safe productive and accident free!

Please Call Perth Testing and Tagging on 1300 855 620 for all your Test and Tag needs


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