What to test and tag?

The AS/NZS 3760 is the minimum standard that applies to all electrical equipment that is used for work. All plug-in electrical appliances that have a flexible cord or cable needs to be considered for test and tagging.

The AS/NZS 3760 directs which appliances need testing and tagging. This includes appliances such as:

  • Power tools
  • Extension leads
  • Desktop and laptops computers
  • RCD's
  • Power boards
  • Kettles
  • Microwaves
  • Lamps
  • Fax machines
  • Hairdryers
  • Fridges
  • We undertake microwave radiation leakage tests

When to test and tag?

The frequency of testing and tagging is defined in the AS/NZS 3760. It varies between different working environments, the level of hazard and the degree of stress or movement in which the appliance is normally used.

 

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WarningAn employer is responsible for managing the risk surrounding electrical hazards. If electrical appliances are 'unsafe' then testing and regular inspections will help to identify the fault and will reduce the risk of shock, electrocution and fire.

WorkCover New South Wales publicise Test and Tag information to employers. Useful information can be found at:

WorkCoverwww.workcover.nsw.gov.au

 

 

 

Safety in the home

WarningAlthough not a requirement it is worth considering having your appliances tested in the home. We can offer you the same quality service for your home as we do for the work place. Why not give us a call for a free, no obligation quote.

Did you know?

Warning Under the latest standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 appliances with a separate cord set (separate lead) have to have 2 separate tests and be tagged separately.

Electrical Fire

Warning Help to prevent electrical fire at home and in the workplace.

  • Turn off electrical appliances when not in use
  • Keep leads untangled
  • Avoid overloading circuits and power boards
  • Always follow the manufacturers' care and service advice
  • Have your appliances inspected, tested and tagged in accordance with the AS/NZS 3760 requirements.