Testing & Tagging

Testing & Tagging

Eastern Suburbs Testing and Tagging

Testing and tagging is the process of assessing portable electrical appliances to ensure they are running efficiently and are safe to use.

Each unit is first inspected for visual damage, or wear and tear, to cables, insulation, guards, casings and plugs. Then, an electricity test is conducted using a portable appliance tester. This device measures the current going up the active wire and back through the neutral wire. If there is any variance, it is classified as leakage. Leakage not only increases power consumption and electricity bills, it can also lead to circuit failure and shock hazard.

If an accident does occur, and the required testing and tagging has not been completed in the required period, the business owner is liable.

Once tested, we apply a tag to the appliance confirming who tested it, on what date and the date the next test is required.

Australian testing and tagging standards are nuanced, with requirements differing between industries and appliance types. Having a knowledgeable and committed Melbourne electrician to advise you gives you peace of mind.

As a guide, construction, building and demolition equipment must be tested every three months. Factory, production and warehouse equipment must be tested every six months. Schools, office and office kitchen appliances must be tested every twelve months. While cordoned off equipment, such as servers, only need to be tested every five years.