Atkins Electricians Are Qualified in Carrying Out Commercial Testing and Tagging
In order to comply with OHS regulations and legislation around electrical safety, commercial sites are commonly required to have regular testing and tagging carried out on their portable electrical appliances.
Atkins Electricians are qualified to carry out this service in accordance with the relevant Australian standards and laws. Where any repairs or adjustments are needed, we’re often able to do these on the spot, making for a simple and streamlined process.
What is Testing and Tagging?
The process incorporates:
- Visually inspecting for damage and
- Electrical testing via a Portable Appliance Tester. After successful testing, electrical tagging is carried out to confirm the appliance’s current suitability for use.
It is part of an employer’s duty of care to ensure that their equipment is safe for use by employees, so failure to engage in adequate testing and tagging can be a liability. Therefore, most commercial workplaces will have their appliances regularly tested and tagged.
How Often Does It Need To Be Done?
The required frequency of the test and tag procedure varies across industries. For example, heavy duty industrial operations (such as construction, mining and demolition) need to have it done on a quarterly basis, while fixed office equipment such as desktop computers typically undergo the process every few years. It all depends on the type of environment the appliance is used in, and the likelihood of potentially hazardous electrical damage to the appliance.
How Can I Ensure it is Done Correctly?
Don’t put off your electrical test and tag, use a professional commercial electrical service with qualifications. Bayside workplaces can rely the experienced team at Atkins Electricians to get the job done accurately and to schedule. For friendly, professional advice, call us on (03) 9596 3806, or use our contact form.