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Generally, portable electrical equipment undergoes testing and tagging in Melbourne for their safety before they are sold.
A Portable Appliance Tester is used to visually assess the appliance for any damage and conduct an electrical test.
A tag is attached to the object after it has been tested. This will further show that it has been inspected, along with the date and time of the test and when the next test is scheduled.
The major goal of appliance testing and tagging is to reduce the potential of an electrical hazard. Thus, it secures who might come into touch with the appliance in the course of their work.
In Australia, the AS/NZS 3760 is the standard that governs the testing and tagging of appliances for electrical safety. Intervals for testing and tagging, who can test and tag, and general guidelines are all included.
It’s not necessary for everyone.
Testing and tagging equipment is mandated every three months in specific industries, such as construction, demolition, and mining. Since the environment is severe, equipment is more prone to be damaged quickly. The colours of the test and tag will vary every three months, making certain months of the year match with a specific colour of the test tag.
Other workplaces are exempt from mandatory testing and tagging, apart from those listed above. In the event of an injury caused by a defective or unsafe device, the employer may be held accountable as it is his duty of care to guarantee the safety of their employees. The employer’s responsibility is to ensure that any portable electrical gadgets are safe.
There are some minimal qualifications for those in the rental industry. For example, before renting out equipment, the owner must verify it visually. Every three months, the appliance itself must undergo electrical testing, which is the hirer’s duty after they have it.
Who can perform electrical testing?
Many people have the impression that testing, and tagging can only be performed by an electrical contractor. A ‘Competent Person’ is permitted to test and tag in Australia, under AS/NZS 3760:2010. The most typical route to learn how to use a PAT tester is to enrol in a testing and tagging training class.
You won’t have to constantly recertify yourself or take further courses once you’ve passed the initial exam. Keep up with the AS 3760 Standard’s most recent revisions and keep your skills and knowledge up to date.