An electrical test and tag register is a document that records important details about test and tag inspections conducted on your property, including frequencies, dates, results, and so on. It’s an essential component of a complete workplace safety plan, and keeping an updated register is a requirement for meeting New Zealand safety standards.
Without this document, it would be more challenging to stay on top of proper testing and tagging. This can lead to missed test and tag appointments, gaps in your workplace safety records, and even an increased risk of fire and electrical hazards.
This is why it’s important to not only have a test and tag register, but also to keep it accurate and updated. The question now is, is your business currently doing so?
Creating a Test and Tag Register
If your business doesn’t already have a test and tag register, the good news is that it’s easy to start making one. We strongly recommend creating an electronic file for this purpose, which will make updating, securing, and sharing the document more efficient. Note that you might need to print out physical copies of your register, especially if you need them signed or present on-site.
You don’t have to follow a specific format for your register. You’re free to use premade templates or create a new one for your use, but the important details to include are the following:
- Equipment or device details
- Date of inspection
- Date of next inspection
- Name of the tester or technician
- Result and actions taken
Also, remember to have this document verified by the person conducting the test. They will typically leave their signature and fill in additional details, such as a license or certificate number.
The Importance of Maintaining a Test and Tag Register
As previously mentioned, keeping a test and tag register is considered a requirement for meeting specific national safety standards. It helps you keep track of regular test and tag inspections, which may be a frequent occurrence depending on the nature of your business.
Having a test and tag register also means that scheduled tests and appointments go by more smoothly. Technicians will have access to important information they need to carry out the tests effectively, and you can reduce the number of administrative tasks you have to worry about since your records will always be up-to-date.
Test and Tag Experts Are Here to Help
Still not sure where to start? Or just want experts to ensure accuracy in your records?
We’re happy to handle your test and tag register needs for you. We specialise in a range of electrical safety tests and services, including electrical safety compliance, regular maintenance, safety checks, and inspections.
We can keep accurate records for your register and make it easy to manage everything else. We provide the following services for your safety and convenience:
- Reminder Service – We will let you know before your equipment and appliances are due again for retesting so you don’t forget your next test and tag appointment.
- Data Management Service – Aside from furnishing you with copies of your testing reports, we also keep accurate records of the results for you.
- Recommendations for Repairs or Replacements of Faulty Items – We can provide you with recommendations regarding faulty items that need to be repaired or replaced.
- Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) – Every time we visit your place of business, we will conduct a risk assessment of your environment and report any hazards to you.
We have everything you need for electrical safety in one team, giving you guaranteed peace of mind. This is why Jim’s Test & Tag is the most trusted name for electrical testing and tagging services all throughout New Zealand.
Get a free quote on our testing and tagging services, or give us a call at 0800 454 654 to learn more.