Who is a “Competent Person” in Testing and Tagging Electrical Equipment

All testing and tagging performed in Australia is adopted and made law by each State OH&S Authority using the Ausrtralian Standard AS/NZS3760:2003. This states that testing must be carried out by a ‘competent person’. That person should be able to use test equipment safely and effectively, must have an understanding of the construction of the equipment, the requirements of the standard, the dangers of electricity and the legislative requirement.

So as a customer what should you look for, in considering a person or company that will perform your testing and tagging at your Workplace? Firstly Ensure that the person performing the test at your premises is Qualified… The best Qualification for testing and tagging competencty is a Natiionally Recognised Certificate gained by a National Quality Trainer… In our Company Tested and True all or Technicians are trained to UEENEEP008 standard, entitled  Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cords. Secondly, all the testing equipment used is calibrated every 12 months and a calbration certificate must be shown upon upon request. Thirdly, the person performing your testing should be able to help you with Current Statutory OH&S requirements and explain the Australian Standards and how they apply to your Workplace

Here at Tested & True ~ test & tag all our Technicians are Trained to National Standard UEENEEP008 by Intertag in Sydney NSW, all our Equipment is in good repair and in Calibration. Most of all  we pride ourselves on our Knowledge of OH&S legislation and the current Australian  Standards ensuring that you get Quality Service at a competitive price.

Visit us at www.testedandtrue.com.au Peter Hill Manager, Tested & True ~ test & tag also visit our Newsletter at http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

Adelaide March 2010

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