Tag and Tag is the process of checking the safety of portable electrical devices. It invovles a visual inspection of the appliance for damage which is followed by testing with a portable applicance tester. After testing the device is tagged with sticker detailing the test date, the tester and when the next test is due.
Testing and tagging is done to ensure the safety of people in the workplace using the device by minimising the risk of electrical hazards. AS/NZS 3760 is the Australian Standard which needs to be followed by the LocalPro electrician while test and tagging.
It is essential for construction, demolition and mining industries to have all their elecrtrical appliances tested and tagged every 3 months because of the harsh environment they operate in. Electrical equipment in those industries has a higher chance of damage. Test and tag colours are colour coded for each quarter for easy identification.
For the rest of the industries it is not compulsory to have test and tagging, however employers still have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for their employees. If someone is injured from an appliance that was not test and tagged, they can still be found liable. Therefore it is in the employer's interest to test and tag high risk electrical appliances.
Any device that has a flexible cable, a removable plug and has a voltage exceeding 50v has to be tagged and tested. Australian Standard recommend test and tag frequencies based on the risk profile of the equipment and the environment the appliance is operated. It depends on teh workplace risk assessment.
LocalPro Electricians are experts in test and tagging. We are available 24 hours, 7 days of the week for servicing our clients if there is an electrical emergency. We are only a phone call away on 1800 747 547.