Test and Tag
Ensuring your electrical equipment is safe
Electrical safety in the home and workplace is not an issue to be taken lightly. It is important that tools, appliances and electrical leads are regularly inspected and tested to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
In regards to the Workplace Occupational Health & Safety Legislation, all businesses, sole traders, and contractors are required to have all electrical equipment in the workplace regularly tested and tagged.
Forerunner’s test & tag technicians have received nationally recognised and accredited training and will come to your home or workplace.
Talk to one of our qualified technicians today to ensure you are operating safe electrical equipment.
Test and Tag Procedure
1: Visual Inspection
We undertake a visual inspection of each electrical device and cord. Any sign of excessive wear, heat, melting plugs and/or loose ends, are considered faulty.
Our testing includes a polarity test, insulation resistance test, earth resistance test, and current leakage test. These tests ensure that your electrical devices are safe to use and not faulty.
Once we have undertaken testing, we will tag devices with the appropriate tag. Our tags display important information about the test and the device, including the next test date.
The test results are compiled and sent out to you via post or email. We also keep a record of all tests in the event you require another copy at a later date.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is the responsibility of employers to provide a workplace that is both safe and without risk to health, under the Occupational Health and Safety Acts in Australia. As part of this responsibility, electrical devices should be tested accordingly.
The person conducting a business or undertaking, the employer, is considered to be the person accountable. The Occupational Health & Safety Acts stipulate that this person has a duty of care to provide a safe workplace.
The time taken to test and tag each electrical device varies depending on the device and location. As a guide, a technician may test and tag 15-20 devices in approximately an hour.
Forerunner Computer Systems uses portable appliance testers which are used for earth leakage, insulation, earth continuity/bond and polarity tests.
Forerunner Computer Systems provides specialist electrical safety testing. All electrical devices, as specified by the client, is tested and tagged appropriately. Reports are produced and stored as required.
No, test and tagging will not damage electrical devices.
Each failed device will be tagged with a tag stating the device is dangerous and should not be used. The client will be advised of all devices that have failed testing. It will then be the client’s responsibility to have the device repaired or replaced.
Upon completion of testing and tagging, the technician will compile the results back our office and an electronic version of the report will be emailed to the specified email address. A hard copy will be available upon request.
Test and tag records should be kept as a reference for the next scheduled test and tag date to compare results and history of each electrical device. Records may be kept in electronic format. Records may be required to be kept for 7 years, or period specified by the relevant regulator.
A fee will be charged for each individual electrical device. A travel fee will also be charged. Please contact Forerunner Computer Systems for a quote.