When it comes to workplace safety, the condition of your electrical appliances is crucial and is in the best interests of both you, your employees and your property. To do this regular testing and tagging ensures that each of your appliances is safe and in working order.
While it is your responsibility as a business owner to ensure that your appliances are regularly tested, the actual testing is best left to the professionals. Here is why regular test and tag by professionals pays off!
What Is Test and Tagging?
Test and tagging is a system of regularly testing electrical appliances to ensure their safety, combined with an actual tag that identifies the appliance has been tested to regulation. The electrical appliance undergoes a visual inspection and an electrical safety test with a portable appliance tester (PAT) to ensure it is safe to use in the workplace.
The frequency in which appliances should be tested is dependent on the industry in which they are. For hostile environments such as factories and construction sites, testing and tagging are required every 3 months. Office and/or kitchen appliances will need to be tested every 12 months, whilst other items such as fixed appliances that are not subject to constant wear and tear may only need to be tagged every 5 years.
Why You Should Leave It To The Professionals
There are a number of reasons why you should have professional testing and tagging done on your appliances, namely:
Prevents Electrical Hazards
Regular testing and tagging ensures that any electrical hazards and potential accidents are avoided. Untested appliances are a health and safety hazard that can cause serious accidents and costly damages. With this knowledge you are aware of which appliances are safe and which is in need of repair or replacement.
Ensures Compliance With Safety Protocols
Due to constant exposure and increased risk of wear and tear, many industries have a legislative requirement to perform routine testing and tagging. To ensure AS/NZS 3760:2010 compliance testing and tagging needs to be done by a licenced technician.
Regular servicing and testing can prevent your appliances from breaking down and causing unnecessary disruption to the workplace. By regularly maintaining your appliances it will increase their efficiency and ability to perform.
Knowledge of Appliance Lifespan
Other than improving efficiency, the process of testing and tagging provides you with an insight into the vital health of the items. This allows you to strategically plan maintenance, repairs and schedule replacements so that it does not disrupt the workplace or cause unnecessary downtime.
Enjoy The Benefits Of Professional Testing and Tagging
Is your workplace compliant? MainTag are industry professionals when it comes to test and tagging services. Each technician is fully trained and is up-to-date with the latest legislation, protocols and requirements for industries in Australia.
Don’t risk it – keep your workplace compliant! To find out more about test and tagging or to book an appointment get in touch with MainTag today.