Testing and Tagging/ RCD Testing

What is Testing and Tagging ?

Appliance testing and tagging involves conducting a visual and electrical insulation, polarity and earth continuity test on electrical equipment. Testing of all electrical appliances is a Legal requirement under the OH&S Work Safety Act which requires businesses to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Each year there are workplace injuries and even deaths related to electrocutions. A regular testing maintenance program can help prevent you or a work colleague becoming a statistic.

What is involved?

Deadshort Electrical uses a Wavecom testing machine to conduct the required electrical tests on your equipment, this automatically creates a database with the items listed on it along with a brief description. We only use qualified electricians to carry out the testing process, this means we can repair any faults detected onsite at the time of the testing, no call backs, saving you money.

We only use qualified electricians to carry out the testing process, this means we can repair any faults detected onsite at the time of the testing, no call backs saving you money.

Each completed piece of tested equipment has a tag generated complete with barcode. This barcode allows us to scan the device, providing information on the date of test, due test date, pass or fail and user name .The generated database is then kept on our files and a copy provided for your records.

How often do they need to be tested?

Once we have completed the initial round of testing we will notify you when the next test date is approaching and arrange a convenient time to return, giving our clients piece of mind. Frequency of testing is dependent on the type of environment the electrical items are being operated in, factories and workshops are generally more frequently tested than office type environments. We have provided a Recommended Testing Frequency Table below as a guide.

Wavecom Testing machine

What is RCD Testing?

As with testing and tagging, RCD testing is required under the OH&S Work Safety Act. The current legislation requires all workplace electrical circuits to have RCDs installed and maintained which means having a regular testing program.

What is Involved?

Every six months the hard wired RCDs are required to have a “Push Button Test” which checks the operation of the RCD.

The second type of test required is the “Operating Time Test” which is performed with a RCD testing device, measuring and recording the trip times. The testing results must then be recorded and kept onsite and available.

How often do they need to be tested?

As with testing and tagging, the frequency of RCD testing is dependent on the installation location of the RCDs. Testing of the RCDs and test tagging are often carried out at the same time and can be programmed prior to work commencing at you place of business to avoid disruptions.

Deadshort Electrical can manage all your testing needs and requirements, call  8410 0887 to discuss your needs with us.