Are you OH&S Compliant?
Portable Appliance Testing
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 imposes a duty of care on your company to provide a safe workplace. To comply, all portable electrical appliances that you own, lease or hire should be regularly inspected and tested using specialised testing equipment (portable appliance tester (PAT)) to Standards AS/NZS 3760:2010.
The aim of test and tagging is to determine if an appliance is electrically safe for use. Test and Tag is a generic name given to the process of visually inspecting and then electrically testing portable electrical appliances for safe use. Test and Tag is also referred to as; test & tagging, test tag, electrical tagging, portable appliance testing and electrical appliance testing.
Each appliance undergoes a visual inspection for defects such as damage or missing components, then a number of electrical tests to measure continuity, insulation resistance, leakage and polarity. Any appliances identified as non-compliant (FAILED) should be taken out of service immediately for repair or replacement.
Simon’s Test & Tag offers a range of services for testing both 240 volt and 3 phase appliances around Melbourne. The testing frequency will vary depending on your workplace’s individual OH&S requirements – see our download page for checklists. The standards3760:2010 state that the more hostile an environment is, the more frequent testing should be. (Note certain industries will have their own industry specified testing frequencies).
Failure to act may result in the injury or
death of yourself, your employees and
the general public.
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Simon's Test & Tag
Simon’s Test & Tag Services provides a reliable and friendly test & tag service in the Melbourne Metro area including: Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Greensborough, Eltham, Bundoora, Mill Park, Thomastown, Epping , Somerton, Campbellfield, Tullamarine, Keilor, Airport West, Moonee Ponds