Making sure your workplace is safe should always be a number one priority. At Jim’s Test & Tag, we specialize in electrical safety testing services and maintain electrical safety regulations. You can be sure that your business is safe and compliant with our dedicated team. Contact us today for specialized services that ensure your equipment and appliances are as safe as possible.
Our services are available now across New Zealand. Simply give us a call and we will get you in touch with your local technician. We will visit your place of business when it suits you and provide excellent and efficient test and tagging services.
What is electrical testing and tagging?
Electrical safety test and tagging is the process by which electrical equipment is inspected and tested for safety according to intervals set out in the AS/NZS3760 Standard. For construction and demolition sites, we work according to the AS/NZS3012:2010. At Jim’s Test and Tag, we use portable appliance testers to inspect and test your equipment. We only use the latest equipment and we ensure our testers are maintained in order to achieve the most accurate results. We calibrate our tools every year, unlike our competitors.
After testing, electrical testing tags will be attached to each appliance that assigns the equipment as either a pass or a fail. If the appliance has passed, the next recommended service date will be specified. All items tested by our team will be accompanied by a corresponding test report. This report will contain specific results for each of the tests we undertake on any one appliance. If you would like to be notified when your next electrical tag and testing appointment is due, simply take advantage of our free reminder service.
Why is electrical test and tag important?
Every business has an obligation to provide a safe workplace as far as reasonably practicable, and one area of concern is electrical safety. Under the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand Fire Safety Evacuation Procedures and Evacuation Schemes Regulations 2018, it is now mandatory.
Electrical testing of equipment is essential to ensure the health and safety of your employees and that of others who visit your workplace. Being aware of these hazards allows you to take action and ensure that no one person is at risk while using electrical equipment.
Electrical equipment can get less reliable with age – just like everything else. Even though a device may have been safe a year ago, doesn’t mean it remains safe for use today. It’s important to make sure your equipment undergoes electrical tagging and regular maintenance that will identify hazards as they arise. This way, one of our expert team members always follows electrical safety regulations, always performs electrical safety testing and can detect an issue before a tragedy occurs.
What type of appliances need electrical safety testing?
Any electrical equipment that is connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord and/or connecting device. It may include pieces of equipment that are or have been:
- Being used for the first time
- Already being used
- Has recently been serviced or repaired
- Returning to service from a second-hand sale
- Available for hire
It also applies to certain forms of residual current devices (RCDs). The equipment we test can vary greatly from business to business. If you’re unsure which items you’d like tested, contact us for a chat today. We’ve worked with a large number of unique companies so we can offer some insight into your specific electrical safety testing needs.
When does the equipment need electrical safety testing?
Frequency varies according to the type of environment and/or equipment. Electrical test tags should be applied at the following intervals:
*please note, these intervals dictate the maximum time frame for testing in each environment. Depending on your equipment/workplace, further tests will need to be conducted more frequently. For more information, contact us today or refer to the AS/NZS 3760 standard.
- Demolition and construction environments (as per AS/NZS 3012): every 3 months
- Factories, workshops, places of manufacture, assembly, maintenance or fabrication: every 6 months
- Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment: every 12 months
- Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment: every 5 years
- Residential type areas: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses etc.: every 2 years
- Equipment used for commercial cleaning: every 6 months
- Hire equipment: Inspection: prior to hire
- Hire equipment: Test and tag: every 3 months
- Repaired, serviced and second-hand equipment: After repair or service or on reintroduction to service
Why choose Jim’s Test & Tag for electrical appliance safety testing?
We’re electrical professionals who only use certified equipment for electrical testing and tagging. Our technicians have the latest industry knowledge, ensuring you meet the correct safety standards and receive the best service. We provide a reminder service for different appliances and environments, so you won’t lose track of your electrical tag and testing compliance requirements. We always follow electrical safety regulations.
Jim’s Test & Tag team members are skilled in a number of areas. While we’re on your property, why not enlist a number of our safety testing services? You no longer need to go to a range of companies to make sure your workplace is secure. We have everything you need in one team – get electrical test tags for each piece of equipment in your business and any other safety testing services you require.
Our electrical test and tag services are provided by professionals who care about safety. Jim’s Test & Tag technicians offer electrical testing services to clients across New Zealand. Our comprehensive safety testing services and fully mobile operation make us your go-to safety testing team. You can take advantage of our data management services and keep an accurate record of your testing results. With Jim’s Test & Tag you can be sure that your equipment and appliances are in working order.
Is there a Standard for electrical tagging and testing?
AS/NZS 3760 is a joint Australian and New Zealand Standard created by Standards Australia (electrical safety regulations) that outlines the in-service safety inspection, testing method and frequency of electrical appliances. In order to meet the AS/NZS 3760 Standard, you will need proof of the tasks performed. Ensure your provider provides a log book of results and electrical testing tags.
Jim’s Test & Tag technicians keep up with the latest New Zealand safety standards in order to ensure compliance in your business. These standards are updated for the benefit of your business. We keep track of any updates to make sure everyone on your property has access to a safe working environment. If you have any questions about compliance with electrical safety regulations, get in touch with our knowledgeable team. We can provide you with electrical appliance testing today.
Test and Tag Regulations
We adhere to the strict standards of the AS/NZS 3760 because we want your business to be as safe as possible. If you fail to meet the test and tag regulations stipulated by our local government, you will face the consequences.
If your actions (or inaction) results in an infringement, you could face an individual fine between $2000-$10,000. An organisation could be fined from $10,000-$50,000. (Electrical Safety Regulations 2010)
When you ask Jim’s Test & Tag to come and inspect your electrical equipment, you not only increase the safety of your organisation – you protect yourself and your business from claims of negligence in the future.
All you need to do is call us now on 0800 454 654 for a free quote or chat about any of our services. It’s always the right time to invest in safety.