When it comes to workplace safety, there are a number of different factors that come into play. One key factor is knowing what kind of testing need to be done at your premises and how often should it be done on your electrical equipment and appliances.
The scheduling and follow-up on each test and tag inspection is critical to remaining safe
You could try to tackle all the ins and outs of what you need to do to be compliant, but is that really your expertise or the best use of your time and money?
Having that peace of mind that professionals are looking after you means you can get on with the day to day running of your business.
Knowing your Test and Tag requirements
It is essential that each New Zealand business knows what requirements apply to it and the premises. These legal obligations differ across a range of industries throughout New Zealand and a key thing to remember is every workplace is different.
Leaving your compliance unchecked could mean that you are left open to significant breaches and hefty fines.
It’s sometimes forgotten or ignored that working with electrical appliances or even near electricity is dangerous. Accidents such as arc flashes and electrocution can be fatal.
That is why it is essential to have your workplace safety under control. All on site electrical appliances and equipment needs to be properly inspected and labelled according to the Test and Tag requirements of your industry.
Testing and Tagging all equipment
In accordance with the standards and regulations, all electrical equipment, tools and leads sold throughout New Zealand must be regularly tested and tagged.
There are too many instances where electrical equipment is checked once and then forgotten. This leaves the chance for serious incidents to occur. You don’t want to be responsible for an injury or fatality on your work site.
What exactly needs to be tested and tagged?
Examples of equipment that needs to be tested
- All equipment that plugs into the power supply
- Portable outlet devices or power boards
- Portable heavy-duty tools
- Battery chargers
- Flexible cords that connect to equipment in high-risk environments
Any work at your workplace must be carried out by a trained professional who knows the standards that apply and uses proper testing tools.
This is another reason why trying to do everything yourself is not recommended.
Making the complex safety issues easier
It can be difficult to be across the issues of Testing and Tagging. Different workplace standards apply to different industries. Then there are the issues of when and where equipment is used and stored. Does this determine how often should it be done?
All testing needs to be performed to the strict standards of NZ workplace safety. The tagging of appliances and equipment should clearly state the type of test undertaken, the details of the test including the date and when the next scheduled test and tag is due.
It’s easy to see how overwhelming this can be for someone to undergo by themselves without any experience or the proper training.
Ensuring that all your equipment has been properly tested and tagged can seem like a huge task and a massive headache. That’s why a professional team like Jim’s Test & Tag NZ are your best choice in maintaining your equipment and appliances for today and tomorrow.
Finding the trusted team to take care of your Test and Tag requirements?
Jim’s Test & Tag NZ are the top professionals in testing and tagging and have been for many years now.
By offering the very best in Test and Tag services right across New Zealand, Jim’s Test & Tag NZ have grown to become the only name you need to know for a range of quality skills and industry know-how.
Getting expert help to ensure all the electrical equipment, tools and appliances at your workplace or premises is fully tested and tagged is right here. You want the trusted team you can always rely on. For more details on what we can do for you, see our electrical testing and tagging services page. Jim’s Test & Tag NZ are always ready to help.