In order to comply with the latest Government Legislation, ALL APPLIANCES within all places of work, need to be Tested and Tagged regularly to adhere to and comply with the current Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760: 2003
Frequency of Inspection
Every place of work is different and so is the frequency of Testing. It all depends on the environment in which the Appliances are being used.
For example; if your place of work is a combination of a warehouse environment with a separate office environment which is well maintained with all The office appliance leads off the floor, the retest date may extend for a period of up to five years. All appliances used in a more hazardous environment like the warehouse or in a kitchen or any portable appliances where the lead is subject to flexing in the normal mode of operation like;
power boards, extension leads, power supplies, laptops and laptop power supplies; these appliances should be tested once every twelve months.
Following on from the Testing Procedure, records must be kept whilst the Appliance is in service, up till when the Appliance has been re-tested or until the Appliance has been removed from service.
The records must indicate the name of the person who tested the Appliance, when it was tested, if it passed or failed, then when it is due to be re-tested. These details are usually on a label attached to the Appliance as well as provided on the written reports.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have about Testing & Tagging.
" David Hall has been coming to our office to test and tag all our equipment for some years now. I have found David to be very punctual and if for some reason he has been delayed he always lets you know.
He does his work with expertise, is very tidy and nothing is a problem for him. David's follow up each year makes it easier for me as it is one thing less to remember. See you next year David. "
" David is such a knowledgeable man, we felt completely at ease with his service and comfortable knowing he was doing an excellent job of our testing & tagging.
I would recommend Safety Appliance Testing Team to anyone. "
Leanne Cork - HR Co ordinator of
George Weston Foods Limited