When it comes to electrical safety, you need the top testing and tagging provider.
You don’t get second chances when it comes to being fully workplace safe. That’s where and why testing and tagging all electrical equipment should always be a top priority. The risk of electrocution is too serious an issue to ignore.
That’s why finding the right testing and tagging provider is important.
You need to be sure that you are dealing with true professionals who are able to give you testing and tagging services on all your equipment. It’s not just whether a piece of machinery is working properly. It’s all about testing each and every piece of equipment to meet all the relevant industry safety standards.
You will be surprised by what needs to be tested and how. Learning the ins and outs of what testing and tagging is required could be a shock to your system but better that than an electric shock to your employees.
The first step in getting the right testing and tagging
There is much more to checking electrical equipment than seeing if it turns on and off without a problem.
- What about the safety of the power cord?
- What condition are the components in?
- What equipment needs to be checked?
- What standards does the testing and tagging need to meet?
It’s easy to see why trying to look after your own testing and tagging can become time-consuming and troublesome. It can also be an expensive waste of your time when you consider what you could and probably should be doing to grow your business.
Any electrical appliances and equipment that connect to an electrical supply need to be subjected to proper testing. Those tests must be undertaken as required by the specific industry standard for the use of such appliances and equipment. Testing ensures the integrity of each appliance and piece of equipment for how they will be used and operated within the workplace environment.
A fully trained professional needs to carry out that testing using the latest Portable Appliance Tester.
The testing procedures include a thorough and detailed physical inspection, as well as a variety of tasks, such as;
- Earth circuit testing
- Insulation testing
- A Run / Leakage Test
- Continuity and functionality testing
- A polarity wire test
Any damage, defects will be identified, such as exposed inner cords or external casing damage. All connectors or accessories, plugs or sockets will be methodically checked. Flexible power cords come with their own safety concerns that include the need to be properly and securely anchored and that the cords are not tangled or pose a tripping hazard. Power boards have a special indicator to show the maximum power load and this must be both visible and easy to read.
What electrical safety test and tagging is needed?
The leading testing and tagging provider will be able to inspect and test electrical for safety according to the intervals set out in the AS/NZS3760 Standard.
There is a different safety standard (AS/NZS3012:2010) which applies to any construction and demolition worksites.
You may be one of those people who think of safety as a once in a year concern or only when something goes wrong. That is a dangerous and even illegal way of operating a business. The safety of your entire workforce and visitors to your workplace is your responsibility. Avoiding or ignoring any concerns can be seriously negligent and possible tragic.
Does testing and tagging need to be done on an ongoing basis and why?
Even the most well-made and dependable electrical equipment becomes less reliable after years of use. An electrical device that was performing without a problem may not be safe a month or two later. Depending on how much use a piece of equipment undergoes will only add to the wear and tear of the product and its parts.
Proper electrical testing and tagging services can identify any electrical hazard before it becomes a safety issue. This all goes hand-in-hand with regular maintenance of your equipment.
Using the top professional team
There is one special expert team who are the best and most dependable testing and tagging provider throughout New Zealand. That’s Jim’s Test & Tag.
Our fully trained members always know the latest electrical safety regulations and follow them to the letter. With our team behind you, the issue of electrical safety testing is all taken care of.
Our team only use the latest testing equipment which is all maintained so that you are given the most accurate test results. Unlike our competitors in the field, we ensure that our tools are properly calibrated every year without fail.
You can rely on Jim’s Test & Tag
For professional domestic and workplace testing and tagging, the only team you need to know is Jim’s Test & Tag. Our highly trained technicians use certified equipment to do all testing. The whole testing and tagging process is done with precision and thoroughness. We know there is only one way to do a job, that’s properly.
As part of the process you will know that accurate records are taken to identify and diagnose any possible faults. We know everything involved in keeping your workplace safe and you’ll know you’re dealing with the best in the business.
For a full inspection and testing of all equipment and appliances, see Jim’s Test & Tag. Regular testing and tagging means you can be certain your workplace equipment is always safely maintained, not just for today, but for tomorrow.
You can always rely on Jim’s Test & Tag.