Who is a “Competent Person” in Test & Tag

All testing and tagging performed in Australia is adopted and made law by each State OH&S Authority using the Australian Standard AS/NZS3760:2010. 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/

ELECTRIC SHOCK & FIRST AID

Filled with water & chemicals, the human body offers little resistance to electrical shock. Upon receiving a shock, it will flow through the body with little obstruction. Injuries can include:

  1. Burns to the skin.
  2. Burns to internal tissues.
  3. Electrical interference/damage to heart, it may stop or beat erratically.

What to do for a person during and after receiving an electric shock

REMAIN CALM

It is important you remain calm & follow some important steps to help increase the patient’s chances of survival & minimise the risk to yourself &others.

FIRST AID

Call 000 and request an ambulance. If you are not trained in first aid, the 000 call-taker will guide you in what needs to be done until an ambulance arrives.

Follow D.R.A.B.C. (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation)

Danger

Before responding, assess the situation and look for dangers and hazards, including the potential for you to receive an electric shock as well.

Turn off power at the mains supply board or at the Power point.

To avoid receiving an electric shock yourself, DO NOT touch the person or what they are touching until you are 100% positive the power source is disconnected/removed from them and it is not a risk to you or other people.

Response

Check the person’s responsiveness using the “shake and shout” method.

Airway

Ensure the person is breathing and has a clear airway. If not breathing, perform EAR (expired air resuscitation) by following the instructions from 000 call-taker.

Circulation

Check for circulation / heart beat. If not present, perform CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) by following the instructions from 000 call-taker.

SEEK MEDICAL HELP

As soon as possible, seek medical help for the patient. If you haven’t called 000 & got an ambulance yet, do so now or get someone else to do it now.

Last reviewed: January 2011 The information published here was accurate at the time of publication and is not intended to replace medical advice. Immediately seek proper advice from the 000 helpdesk. The information provided here is of a general nature & is not a substitute for proper first aid training.

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Tested and True uses the very latest in Portable Appliance Testing…The STC ProLogger 2 it can perform RCD testing, Earth Leakage Detection and Run Testing all in one operation.On top this 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 Australiand Standards ensuring that you get Quality Service at a competitive price.

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Peter Hill Manager , Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide March 2011