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What is test and tag?

Test and tag is the procedure for checking the safety of electrical appliances and equipment. Appliances and equipment includes power tools, extension leads, computers, and vacuum cleaners are some of the items we test.

The more often appliances and equipment is moved or handled by workers, the more likely it is to be compromised or damaged, which can cause the item to become electrically unsafe.

Testing your appliances and equipment on a regular basis will minimise the risk of electrical shock to workers. Each appliance or piece of equipment is inspected, electrically tested, and then tagged for safety.

We provide a detailed record of all the tests we perform, so you can keep it with your risk management documentation.

Do I need to have my equipment and appliances tested and tagged?

It is every employer's obligation under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to provide a safe workplace for their employees. This includes ensuring that the risk of electric shock from portable electrical equipment and appliances is minimised.

There are penalties for employers where inadequate workplace safety leads to the injury or death of a worker. Electrical testing and tagging forms a part of your workplace risk management system.

How long does it take to test and tag?

The time taken to test each device is different. However, as a guide, we can test an estimated 10-15 pieces of equipment per hour.

Do we have to do anything for Stay Safe Services to be able to do the testing?

Staff should be made aware that they will need to shut down their computers and other sensitive equipment for the technician to be able to perform the necessary tests. If the computer is connected to a power board, everything attached to the power board will need to be tested, so the testing procedure may take some time to complete. Having the desk as tidy as possible will decrease our testing time.

Depending on your location, you may need to provide parking for the technician. You also need to ensure that the technician will have easy access to all items that need testing. If furniture or equipment needs to be moved, please have someone available to do this.

We would also need to know if you have any equipment which cannot be shut down or is critical to your business operation.

What kind of documentation will we receive?

All clients receive the following documentation:

  • Detailed asset list
  • Detailed test history
  • Itemised invoice of equipment that has been tested
  • Summary of test
  • A letter of recommendation for your business with your next due test date

Note: As a reminder, we will contact you a few weeks prior to your next due date to book in a re-test. That way, you can rest assured that your workplace will continue to remain electrically safe without hassles!

What does it cost?

All business premises are different!

We come out to you and inspect your premises free of charge to enable us to provide you with the most accurate written quote as possible – no hidden surprises.

Does Stay Safe Services only test business premises?

Stay Safe Services performs electrical safety checks on appliances and equipment anywhere. Electrical safety is just as important in the home as it is in the workplace.

What happens if something needs to be retagged once it has been serviced?

We will come out and retest the appliance free of charge (fair use policy applies to this service).

Can you repair appliances or equipment?

Most appliance manufactures recommend that they only be serviced or repaired by the manufacture or suitably qualified person.

Useful links

Energy Safe Victoria: www.esv.vic.gov.au

ACCC – Product Safety Australia: www.productsafety.gov.au

 

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