No, there is no minimum amount of items to be test and tagged, there is however a minimum fee of $135+GST for outcalls. We also offer an incall service of items with a minimal charge of $50+GST at our workshop in Brompton.
Prices are generally based on the number and type of items being tested. For small numbers of items, we recommend offer on-site testing at our location in Brompton to save on call-out fees.
The main factor when determining how often electrical items should be test and tagged is the environment they appliance is located and used in. We recommended the following as a minimum requirement which is roughly what is required by the AS/NZ3760:2010 standard requirements.
3 months: building, construction and demolition
6 months: factories, warehouses and production
12 months: an environment where the equipment/supply cord is prone to flexing or open to abuse
5 yearly: an environment where the equipment/supply cord is not prone to flexing or open to abuse
Any electrical item or appliance that uses a flexible supply cord and plug top to 240v or 415v must be test and tagged as per the requirements listed in AS/NZS 3760:2010. This applies to any workplace or organisation, including community centres and schools.
New electrical equipment in Australia doesn’t need to be tested. The manufacturer is responsible for the initial electrical safety of the appliance. Despite this, the item still needs to be inspected visually for any obvious damage and tagged. The item is tagged with a tag that states ‘new to service’.
Yes, we provide detailed reporting and keep records as required by AS/NZS 3760:2010 standards. We also provide a reminder service for peace of mine next time the items are due for testing.
All items used within the workplace must be tested. This means personal items must also be tagged. This responsibility falls on the employer/workplace so it’s important you understand what’s required by the business to ensure your workplace remains compliant.