Statewide Electrical Spotters are a privately owned business located in Melbourne, we are qualified in workplace electrical appliance testing and tagging as per the AS/NZ 3760:2010 standards.
We specialise in offices, education, construction, care homes, retail warehousing sectors, retail & residential during business hours, after hours and weekends.
We are fully insured with $20 million public liability insurance and we pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service, while remaining focused on ensuring the safety of electrical devices.
We provide the following services;
✓ Electrical Test and Tag
✓ RCD (Safety Switch) Testing
✓ Microwave Leakage Testing
✓ Plug Top Replacement
What is Test and Tag?
Test and Tag is a procedure that is required to be followed of safe checking of electrical appliances.
Workplaces in Victoria must be able to demonstrate safe systems of work, including electrical safety. Portable appliances such as power tools, extension leads, kitchen appliances and computers are just a few examples of equipment types that need frequent testing to be completed.
The more frequently devices are used, the more likely they are to be poorly handled; it is important to follow the required legislations of when appliances are to be test and tagged.
- 3 months: building, construction and demolition – this requires the most frequent testing due to it being considered a harsh environment and therefore an appliance being damaged is more likely compared to other settings.
- 6 months: factories, warehouses and production – this type of an environment isn’t considered as harsh, but because appliances are often used constantly it needs to be tested every 6 months.
- 12 months: an environment where the equipment/supply cord is prone to flexing or open to abuse – this is often referred to as a hostile environment as the appliance can be overused and is therefore exposed to abuse by the user, as well as dust, general deteriation and the weather.
- 5 years: an environment where the equipment/supply cord is not prone to flexing or open to abuse – this is commonly referred to as a non-hostile environment – a typical example of this might be a company’s server room.
Do I need to have my appliances Tested and Tagged?
It is every employer’s obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, to ensure that they provide a safe place of work for their employees.
This includes ensuring that the risk of electric shock from portable electrical equipment and appliances is minimised.
There are substantial penalties for employers and all levels of management where inadequate safety leads to the injury or death of a worker.
Electrical testing and tagging forms a part of your workplace risk management system.
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