What is Test and Tag?

Test and Tagging is a generic name given to the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing in-service electrical equipment for personal safety.

It is often referred to as; tagging, test and tag, test tag, electrical tagging, appliance testing, portable appliance test or lead testing.

The aim of Test and Tagging is to determine if an appliance is electrically safe for personal use. The appliance undergoes a visual inspection for defects such as missing components and/or damage to the lead and then a number of electrical tests are done to measure polarity, earth continuity and insulation resistance.

Electrical safety and regular inspections of your electrical tools , appliances, power leads, extension leads and all other workplace and home electrical equipment are not to be taken lightly.

Every year in Australia there are dozens of workplace related deaths caused by electrocution and many serious injuries or destructive fires. The more shocking statistics are for homes. Most of these incidents could have been prevented with regular test and tag inspections.

This is why it is now OH&S legislation that all businesses, contractors, sole traders operating in a working environment must have regular test and tag performed on their electrical equipment.


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