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Electrical Appliances Compliance Testing & Tagging

The OHS regulations require that all electrical equipment should be maintained in a safe condition, and electrical appliances testing is the easiest way to comply with this.

  • Appliances with a plug
  • Accountable for 25% of electrical accidents
  • Complies with Workplace Health and Safety Act

iiNTT provide a safe and reliable service to meet your changing needs, keeping you compliant at all times.

We all know that electricity can kill; there are over 1000 electrical incidents reported every year concerning electricity within the workplace, and around 40 of these are fatal.

Regular checks of electrical appliances and equipment can help reduce incidents (serious and fatal) within the workplace and help maintain a safe working environment for all.

Reasons for Electrical Appliances Testing
  • Minimise risk of death or injury,
  • To yourself, your employees and visitors to your premises,
  • Risk of fire through faulty electrical appliances,
  • Legal requirements - Health & Safety regulations,
  • Insurance requirements,
  • Many insurance companies require Electrical Appliances Testing and Tagging. Your insurance policy may be invalidated if you have not complied with Electrical Testing and Tagging requirements so any claims made on the policy could be refused.

Table 4: Testing and inspection intervals for electrical equipment

Caution: This must be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3760 as a whole, and particularly Clause 2.1)

Type of equipment and/or equipment (Australian Standard - AS3760)
Interval between inspection and tests
Equipment including Class 1
equipment, Class II equipment, cord sets, cord extension sets and EPOD's
Residual Current Devices
(RCDs)
Push-button
test
- by user
Operating
time
& push button test
(a) (b) Portable
(c)
Fixed
(d)
Portable
(e)
Fixed
(f)
1. Factories, workshops, places of work or repair, manufacturing,
assembly, maintenance or fabrication.
6 months Daily, or before
every use, whichever is the longer<
6 months 12 months 12 months
2. Environment where the equipment
or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal
use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment.
12 months 3 months 6 months 12 months 12 months
3. Environment where the equipment
or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT
open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment.
5 years 3
months
6
months
2
years
2
years
4. Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions,
motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses, and the like
5 years 3 months 6 months 2 years 2 years
5. Equipment used for commercial cleaning. 6 months 3 months 6 months 2 years 2 years
6. Hire equipment: Inspection. Prior to Hire Including push-button test
by hirer prior to
hire
N/A N/A
Hire equipment: Test and tag 3 months N/A 3 months 12 months
7. Repaired, services and second-hand equipment After repair or service which
could affect electrical safety, or on reintroduction to service, refer to
AS/NZS 5762
For all your electrical testing requirements contact
iiNexus Test and Tag on 0409 804 401
*Prices are valid until 1st December 2016 unless superseded. Please enquire with your nearest iiNTT Compliance Technician about Electrical Test and Tag Services.

Contact us now we can help you achieve your OHS compliance obligations...