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Rylow Group Electrical Testing and Tagging Service

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WHAT IS ELECTRICAL TESTING AND TAGGING?

Testing and tagging is an electrical service provided to ensure your electrical appliances are safe to use.  This is a 3-step process –

  1. Visual Inspection – Visual inspections for defects and damage.
  2. Electrical Testing – We run each item through our most up to date testing equipment.
  3. Tagged – Labelled pass or fail according to our test results.

HOW RYLOW GROUP HELPS!

  • Identify potential electrical hazards, this includes malfunctioning equipment.
  • Provide an ongoing management solution to ensure you are up to date with your inspection intervals and maintain compliance with your testing and tagging schedule
  • All your testing requirements are completed by licensed, qualified professionals.
  • Reliable and cost-effective solution

 

Rylow Group’s testing and tagging service is completed under the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760: 2010 In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

Disclaimer – Testing and tagging ensures the electrical aspect of your equipment is satisfactory, it does not, however, imply that your equipment is performing to manufacturer specifications.

WHY DO I NEED TO TEST AND TAG MY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT?

Under Queensland legislation, if you’re an employer, you must comply with workplace health and safety guidelines.  Requiring all of your electrical equipment to be in a safe working condition.  Electrical equipment can wear and tear with time and depending on the environment it is used in can require more frequent inspection.  Testing and Tagging must be is part of your Health and Safety Management System and process to ensure ongoing compliance with WHS and providing a safe workplace under your duty of care as a PCBU.  

WHAT IF I FAIL TO COMPLY?

  • Negligible and liable completely for a workplace accident.
  • Insurance may refuse any claims 
  • Increased premiums
  • Your company may also be fined, penalised or if the accident was severe, face possible Imprisonment under the Industrial Manslaughter Offence

https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/laws-and-compliance/compliance-and-enforcement/penalties/industrial-manslaughter-offence

WHAT EQUIPMENT REQUIRES TESTING AND TAGGING?

Some of the items that are required to be tested and tagged include:

  • Laptop Computers
  • Desktop computers and monitors
  • Printers
  • Photocopiers
  • Fax machines / telephones / mobile phones / chargers
  • Staff kitchen & tea room appliances (dishwashers, kettles, toasters, microwaves, etc.)
  • All electric power tools
  • Extension cords
  • Power boards
  • Leads / cord sets
  • All double insulated appliances
  • Audio/visual equipment (speakers, projectors, auditorium appliances)
  • Portable air conditioners
  • Isolation transformers
  • Desk lamps
  • Vacuum cleaners and electrical cleaning equipment
  • Forklift chargers
  • 3 phase electrical equipment
  • RCD’s (Safety Switch)

EQUIPMENT CLASSIFICATION

  • Class I– earthed appliances e.g. kettles and toasters.
  • Class II – double insulated appliances identified with a symbol e.g. electrical tools or hairdryers.

WHAT WORK AREAS REQUIRE TESTING AND TAGGING?

The whole workplace must be tested and tagged; this includes:

  • All office areas
  • Factory
  • Laboratory
  • Workshops / tool rooms
  • Kitchens, dining areas and lunch rooms
  • Waiting and lounging areas
  • Bathrooms and showers
  • Spa and pools
  • Classrooms / training rooms / meeting rooms
  • Construction areas
  • Temporary locations
  • Car parks
  • Manufacturing areas
  • Retail sales areas
  • Walkways / Hallways if necessary

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO TEST AND TAG MY EQUIPMENT?

Depending on your industry you may require more frequent intervals. Under the AS/NZS 3760 legislation, there are minimum time requirements for testing and tagging of equipment.  

Intervals for testing specified electrical equipment

The type of work being performed determines how often specified electrical equipment is tested. Specified electrical equipment is defined by section 97 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 as electrical equipment with a current rating of not more than 20 amps*. Specified electrical equipment also includes cord extension sets and electrical portable outlet devices (EPODs). *For service or office work, specified equipment is limited to equipment that is moved during its normal use for the purpose of its use.

The table below outlines the maximum interval between tests.

Note: there are specific requirements on a hire company for inspecting, tagging and testing hire equipment.

Type of work and/or equipment

Test and tag interval (maximum)

Amusement devices and rides (not specified)
(A device or ride supplied by a plug with a current rating of not more than 20 amps must also be connected to a type 1 safety switch or type 2 safety switch)

After each onsite assembly, and every 6 months

Amusement work – double insulated specified equipment

12 months

Amusement work – specified equipment not double insulated

6 months

Construction work – transportable structures, fixed and transportable equipment and construction wiring

6 months

Construction work – other equipment

3 months

Manufacturing work – double insulated equipment

12 months

Manufacturing work – equipment not double insulated

6 months

Office work (If no safety switch)

5 years

Rural work – equipment used under stated risk factors* and no safety switch

12 months

Service work (If no safety switch)

12 months


*See section 120 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 for stated electrical risk factors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intervals for testing Type 1 and Type 2 safety switches

For all other work, refer to the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013.

The type of work being performed determines how often safety switches are tested. The table below outlines the maximum interval between tests.

For construction work, refer to AS/NZS 3012 Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites.

For all other work, refer to the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 and, where applicable, AS/NZS 3760 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

If the equipment is safe you must attach a durable tag which shows when the next test is due.

Type of work

Fixed safety switch

Portable safety switch

 

Push-button user Test

Operating time / current test

Push-button user Test

Operating time / current test

Construction work

1 month

12 months

Daily, or before each use, whichever is the longer

3 months

Manufacturing work

6 months*

12 months*

Daily, or before each use, whichever is the longer*#

12 months*#

Office work

6 months*

2 years*

3 months*

2 years*

Amusement work

6 months*

12 months*

3 months*

12 months*

Service work – commercial cleaning equipment

N/A

N/A

Daily, or before each use, whichever is the longer*

6 months*

Service work – other

6 months*

2 years*

6 months*

2 years*

 

*Longer test intervals may apply. Consult AS/NZS 3760 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

# From 1 March 2008 portable safety switches were prohibited from use in manufacturing work

Equipment that fails testing should be immediately ;taken out of use and a durable tag must be attached warning people not to use the equipment.

If the equipment is safe you must attach a durable tag which shows when the next test is due.

Note: The requirements of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 referenced in this guidance material takes precedence over the Australian standard AS/NZS 3760. The additional benefits of applying the requirements of the standard may assist in addressing specific risks associated with a work environment

 

https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/electricity/electrical-equipment-and-tools-testing-and-tagging

 

WHAT INDUSTRY DO YOU SERVICE?

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WHY US

Hassle Free Service

We provide our clients a premium hassle-free service at an affordable price. There a no hidden extras, no over-servicing, no tricks, no trickle pricing and no bull. The customer is always our number one priority.

Minimal Disruption

Rylow Group works with our clients to ensure minimal disruption. This may mean testing certain items during downtime or scheduling in advance to perform the required testing outside of your business hours.

Trusted Local Solutions

We have a local friendly team– we invest in our own people. We can supply our services throughout Queensland and NSW. We are qualified, competent, reliable and fully insured to undertake any of your business requirements.

Trained Technicians

Our Technicians are fully trained to provide the services we offer which will support the demands of your organization. Rylow Group will provide a testing program that will assist with your compliance obligations.

Specialized Service

Rylow Group's integrated business model combines a tailored local and professional service provided by our technical ground team. With the dedicated support of our scheduling, data management and invoicing team.

Asset Management

Supported by our management system to keep track of your assets and their scheduled maintenance dates. Reminder process which keeps you up to date with the upcoming service to ensure ongoing compliance.

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