Why have your Power Tools professionally tested & tagged?

The trend these days is to do it yourself, sure you can attend a TAFE course and learn how to use an Appliance Tester!… But are you sure and certain that you can test an appliance or power tool effectively or even repair one; that would pass retesting and be compliant. It is a question you must explore , I have been Testing & Tagging electrical equipment for nearly 30 years , this began in the RAN when all personal items had to be tested and tagged before coming on board. I have also seen other people testing their own gear and the results of that.

When a business does it own testing I have noted the following attitudes and factors around their testing & tagging routine …  here are the top five..

  1. A tendency to be complacent.. eg I have to use it tomorrow and I have no time to fix it. I will just a beware of those exposed wires. ..or I don’t want upset my fellow coworker by failing his/her favorite appliance it seems to be ok,  so I won’t fail it!
  2. Finding the time…eg “I don’t have time I’m flat doing my own job plus  other company duties eg OH&S committee meetings, Quality Improvement team meetings etc… It tends to go down to the bottom of the list.”
  3. Not keeping up to date with current legislation and Australian Standards… eg “I did my test and tag training 6 years ago, yeah I know all about it, just plug in here press the button and all is sweet! I think you do your tools every 2-3 years just the same time I do the office equipment I reckon that must be right!” (wrong!!)
  4. Lack of electrical knowledge and construction of electrical appliances… this leads to making wrong decisions about the class of the equipment and how a piece of equipment operates and will impact the way its tested and may give a false pass or false fail. Either way not an effective way to test electrical equipment and possibly dangerous if the false pass item is returned to service.
  5. Its a chore or its not important…eg  “No-one has looked at our test & Tag spreadsheet for the last 8 years, No-one has had an accident its all commonsense just do something as you use it.. Its a waste of time” ..etc.

We at Tested & True ... Are trained as Technicians we know the construction of electrical equipment, we understand the need for Electrical testing and are up to date with the latest Legislation and Australian Standards. On top of all this,we will repair plugs and leads and will even open up equipment  to repair it  on-site!..ensuring that your workplace is safe and that you stay compliant to Safe-Work_SA requirements.

Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568   Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide uses the very latest in Portable Appliance Testing…The STC Pro-Logger 2 it can perform RCD testing, Earth Leakage Detection and Run Testing all in one neat piece of equipment. Ensuring that you get Quality Service at a competitive price. Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at http://www.testedandtrue.com.au or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

Peter Hill Manager , Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide January 2013

A Competent Person in Electrical testing & tagging (Definition update)

Competency requirements for those carrying out inspection and testing of electrical equipment

Inspection and testing of electrical equipment must be carried out by a person who has acquired, through training, qualification or experience, the knowledge and skills to carry out the task (i.e. be a ‘competent person’). Inspection and testing of electrical equipment must be carried out by a competent person who has the relevant knowledge, skills and test instruments to carry out the relevant inspection and testing. The person carrying out any testing of electrical equipment should also be competent to interpret the test results of any equipment they use. For example, a person carrying out testing under AS/NZS 3760:2010 must be:

  • a licensed or registered electrician (whichever applies), or
  • in some jurisdictions, a licensed electrical inspector, or
  • a person who has successfully completed a structured training course and been deemed competent in the use of a pass-fail type portable appliance tester and the visual inspection of electrical equipment.

The training should be designed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that on completion successful participants:

  • can use the relevant test equipment safely and effectively
  • understand electrical risks and appreciate the role that inspection and testing plays in ensuring electrical safety
  • understand AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012:2010 (if testing equipment for construction or demolition sites)
  • understand the legal requirements relevant to the work.

Some kinds of electrical testing must only be carried out by a licensed electrician or electrical inspector under local electrical safety laws. For example, testing requiring the dismantling of electrical equipment should only be carried out by a licensed electrician.

Additional or different competencies may be required for more complex kinds of testing outside the scope of AS/NZS 3760:2010.

If in doubt, advice should be obtained from a person qualified and experienced in electrical equipment testing, for example an electrician, electrical contractor, electrical inspector, specialist testing provider or relevant regulator.

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At Tested and True …we come to your work place at a time convenient to you. We can do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it can be conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568 Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide 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 neat piece of equipment. On top this all our Technicians are Trained to National Standard UEENEEP008 in test & tag operations 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 Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 ensuring that you get Quality Service at a competitive price. Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at http://www.testedandtrue.com.au or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

Peter Hill Manager , Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide August 2012

The SAfer Approach to Managing Electrical Hazards

One method of  reducing Electrical hazards is to use a practical approach which in turn engenders a culture of  electrical safety in your Workplace. One such approach is called the

S A f e r approach

See it (hazard identification) Record the Hazard , its location and briefly/accurately describe the reasons why it is a hazard !

Assess it (risk assessment) Assess the likelihood that a person will be hurt,
how badly they will be hurt, how they could be hurt, how much, how long
and how often a person is exposed to the hazard.

Fix it (risk control) How are the hazards going to be controlled?
If elimination of the hazard is not possible, other controls should be
implemented to reduce potential risks.  These controls may include the use
of Residual Current Devices (RCDs). Other controls that should be considered are: safety switches, regular monitoring, record keeping, the testing of electrical equipment and fixed wiring, safe systems of work and personal protective equipment.

Evaluate once the most appropriate fix has been selected and implemented.
It is important to evaluate whether the fix has been successful in controlling
the hazard. Simply re-assessing the risk again will establish if the hazard has
been eliminated or reduced.

Review after a period of time and if the work environment or work practices change. A review of this process is needed to continually control the hazard.

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Tested & True ~ test & tag comes to your work place at a time convenient to you. We can do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it can be conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568 Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide 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 neat piece of equipment. On top this all our Technicians are Trained to National Standard UEENEEP008 in test & tag operations 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. Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at http://www.testedandtrue.com.au or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

Peter Hill Manager , Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide April 2012

ELECTRICAL FIRE SAFETY


Much is made of Personal Electrical Safety, yes it is of prime importance, however often Personal Safety takes precedence over concerns of fire safety and it gets left out of the Risk Assessment. As a result, little consideration is taken to reduce fire hazards in particular fire hazards concerning power boards and extension Leads. Over the years there has been an increase in the number of fires caused by electrical power-boards and leads. The origin of these fires has been identified as the improper use of electrical leads, and incorrect placement of power-boards.

By and large the most prevalent electrical fire faults have been attributed to the overloading of multiple outlet power-boards by electrical appliances which exceed the maximum rated output of the boards. This can cause the power-board to overheat, melt and catch fire. Included is the practice of placing double adaptors on power-boards to increase the number of power outlets, and the piggybacking of double adaptors on power points. These are extremely dangerous practices.

Most common Power-boards are designed with a 10 amp maximum rating and may incorporate up to eight power outlets. However, some electrical appliances such as Urns, Heaters, Toaster Ovens etc, can draw up to 4 amps for each item plugged in , making it relatively easy to exceed the power-board rating if all the outlets were in operation.

It is important that all your electrical appliances are used strictly according to manufacturer’s recommendations and ensure that any electrical appliances used individually or as a group do not exceed the power-boards maximum rating.

So What Can I do about it? (Prevention is the only way, cure is too late!)

  • Ensure power-board rating is not exceeded by the appliances attached to the power-board.
  • Do not use double adaptors in the Workplace (power boards cost just a little bit more and offer overload protection and more outlets)
  • Never Chain from one power board to another to increase the number of power points.
  • Conduct regular inspections of power-boards for visual damage or discolouring.
  • If you suspect that a power-board is faulty, immediately take it out of service or replace it.
  • Turn off powerboards at the power point when not in use.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation around the power-board to prevent overheating.
  • Use RCD protected Power Boards where fixed RCD protection is not available.

And don’t forget your Electrical Appliances.

  • Provide adequate ventilation space around electrical appliances to allow heat to vent freely.
  • Never operate electrical appliances in damp or wet areas.
  • Not only turn electrical appliances off at their switch, but also to turn off the power point
  • By taking these simple precautions the risk of fire starting from the use of electrical equipment can be minimised. Remember, above all, the best protection for you and your co-workers/employees is to have a properly installed and operating Smoke Alarm.

Update your Fire Emergency Plan and ensure that all staff know where to evacuate and assemble

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Preparing your workplace for reducing fire hazards is important is important, however it is best that your appliances and electrical wiring are not hazardous in the first place. Tested & True ~ test & tag comes to your work place at a time convenient to you. We can do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it can be conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568 Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide 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 neat piece of equipment. On top this all our Technicians are Trained to National Standard UEENEEP008 in test & tag operations 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. Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at http://www.testedandtrue.com.au or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

Peter Hill Manager , Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide February 2012

Electrical Safety makes sense at Home

IF YOU EVER:

Feel a tingle from an appliance or Damage an appliance or Spill liquid on/or near an appliance

Turn off the main switch immediately, then unplug the appliance. Repairs should always be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor. You should also turn off the main switch and contact a professional if you feel a tingle from plumbing, other metal or your sink. This could indicate problems with earthing.

Don’t do it yourself

Attempting to do electrical work yourself is against the law and could cause serious injury or death. All electrical wiring work, including the connection and technical maintenance of fixed appliances, like hotplates, ovens, ceiling fans or water heaters, must be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor. You should always follow the manufacturer’s electrical directions for using and maintaining your appliances. Home made extension cords can be a real hazard too; pre-assembled ones are cheaper and much safer.

Non-electrical DIY work.

Whenever you plan to work around the house or garden, think about the location of powerlines and cables. This is particularly important if you are cutting, nailing or screwing into walls or partitions, or using a metal ladder outdoors.

Home safety checklist

In every room:

  • check for any damaged or broken appliances, power points, light switches or power leads
  • check for any ‘stacked’ double adapters or excessive use of extension leads
  • check for exposed power points within reach of children, and fit plastic safety inserts

In the kitchen

Make sure that small appliances are well away from the sink or draining board

In the bathroom

Remove portable heaters; if necessary arrange to have a proper bathroom heater installed

Make sure everyone in the house knows that hair dryers, shavers, and other appliances must be used only with dry hands and special care is taken ensure that appliances do not come into contact with water.

The laundry, pool or spa

electricity supplies in wet areas should be protected by installed or portable safety switches; these sensitive devices instantly cut off power in the event of an irregularity

use only low voltage (12-24 volt) accessories with, or near pools, fountains, spas or other water installations.

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We at Tested & True take Electrical Safety Seriously!  whether that be at home or in the Workplace. Primarily, we provide workplace electrical safety services, We are available to check your Safety Switch and RCD’s to ensure the best for Home safety also…  Of course the best way is to ensure that your appliances are not hazardous in the first place. Tested & True ~ test & tag comes to your work place at a time convenient to you. We can do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it can be conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568

Tested & True ~ test & tag  Adelaide 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 neat piece of equipment. On top this all our Technicians are Trained to National Standard UEENEEP008 in test & tag operations 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.

Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at

www.testedandtrue.com.au

or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

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

Understanding Electrical Hazards

The 2  Major hazards attributed to electrical equipment and wiring are electrical shock and fire. Electrical shock occurs when the body becomes part of the electric circuit, either when a part of your body comes in contact with both of the active component (Active/Neutral)wires of an electrical circuit, or one wire of an energized circuit and the Earth wire (or grounded wire)…., or a foreign conductive object that has become energized by contact with an electrical conductor.

The severity and effects of an electrical shock depend on a number of factors, such as the pathway through the body, the amount of current, the length of time of the exposure, and whether the skin is wet or dry (ie sweat). Water is a great conductor of electricity, allowing current to
240V can kill!flow more easily in wet conditions and through wet skin. The effect of the shock may range from a slight tingle to severe burns to cardiac arrest. The chart below shows the general relationship between the degree of injury and amount of current for a 60-cycle hand-to-foot path of one second’s duration of shock. While reading this chart, keep in mind that most electrical circuits can provide, under normal conditions, up to 20,000 milliamperes of current flow

Current
Reaction
1 Milliampere Perception level
5 Milliamperes Slight shock felt; not painful but disturbing
6-30 Milliamperes Painful shock; “let-go” range
50-150 Milliamperes Extreme pain, respiratory arrest
1000-4,300 Milliamperes Ventricular fibrillation
10,000+ Milliamperes Cardiac arrest,severe burns & even death

In addition to the electrical shock hazards, sparks from electrical equipment can serve as an ignition source for flammable or explosive vapors.

Even loss of electrical power can result in extremely hazardous situations. Flammable or toxic vapors may be released as a chemical warms when a refrigerator or freezer fails. Fume hoods may cease to operate, allowing vapors to be released into the work area.  So take care with your electrical equipment and consider all contingencies in the operation of that equipment.

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Of course the best way is to ensure that your appliances are not hazardous in the first place. Tested & True ~ test & tag comes to your work place at a time convenient to you. We can do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it can be conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568

Tested & True ~ test & tag  Adelaide 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 neat piece of equipment. On top this all our Technicians are Trained to National Standard UEENEEP008 in test & tag operations 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.

Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at

www.testedandtrue.com.au

or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

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

Power Board And Extension Lead Safety

Power board safety advice

The practice of overloading power boards with many appliances (particularly large current devices,heaters, urns, portable air conditioners)  and adding other power boards or adapters  to increase capacity are undoubtedly the  major cause of fire at the Home and in the Work Place.

DON’T:

  • Plug in high power devices into power boards, ie Fan heaters, It is far safer to connect these appliances to a wall outlet
  • connect double adaptors to power boards
  • cascade a chain of power boards together, either double up your power outlet on the wall or get another outlet installed.
  • use damaged power boards
  • use power boards in wet areas such as Laundries and Bathrooms
  • use power boards as a substitute for permanent power outlets
  • use power boards in dirty or dusty areas use power boards with shutter covers in these areas.

DO:

  • always ensure that plugs fit firmly in the power board sockets
  • regularly check the power board for any signs of damage, cracking and discolouration
  • keep power boards out of the reach of children and pets
  • allow for adequate ventilation around the power board.
  • make sure you have an RCD or safety switch protected circuit that is supplying the power board
  • consider installing a permanent power outlet so you do not need to use a power board.
  • Have your appliances and power boards regularly inspected, tested and tagged, particularly if you are a business, charity or public organisation with Workers/Volunteers/General public using Power boards and appliances.

Using extension cords safely

DO:

  • always use an extension cord that has earth, active and neutral wires and a 3-pin plug – never use a 2 core flex (two wires only) as an extension cord.
  • ensure that the cord is fully unwound so it doesn’t overheat

DON’T:

  • join extension cords together. If you need an extension cord longer than 25 metres ask a licensed electrical contractor to install a general purpose power point.
  • use extension cords in wet weather or where they could contact water. If your extension cord gets wet, switch it off, and discard it.
  • place extension cords where they can be walked on or driven over. This may damage the cord and expose live wires. You can mount your extension cord on a fixture with a height of 2.5m (8ft) using tape or cable ties.
  • overload extension cords. The maximum load on an extension cord should not exceed 2,300 watts (In Australia that is nominally 10amps at 230 volts supply). Check the labelling on the extension cord to see how many watts it is rated at. Also consider using extension cords are labelled Construction Grade in outdoor and potentially hostile environments.

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Here at Tested & True ~ test & tag, we can come to your work place and do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it can be conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568

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.

Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

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

Portable Power Tool Safety 101

Introduction.

Using tools in the Workplace requires a lot of forethought and planning. It is important to get to know your tools, its capabilities, its features and most importantly its safety requirements. Neglect to do this and you could risk injury to yourself and others. Being aware of the Job required, the potential hazards around you and knowing how to use the power tool safely will help you minimize these risks.

Read the Manual.

It is of prime importance when using a power tool for the first time is to become familiar with it. Every Time you buy a new power tool, you should read the instructions. Understanding how to properly use the tool can cut down on work related injury.

You see, knowing how to operate the tool will help you understand the tool’s speed, cut depth, and power. Knowing the location of safety features ie emergency shutoff switch and other cut off features which allow the tool to operate safely and effectively.

Risk Assessment.

Perform a risk assessment before beginning any task. Take in all the aspects of the environment your working in, the equipment you are using and any potential hazards that may impact your ability to perform the task safely and effectively. This Risk Assessment should include:

  • Inspecting the leads for cuts, plugs damaged or pulled to expose wires.
  • Get your tools tested and tagged regularly to ensure Safe Operation.
  • Identifying safety guards and shut-off issues.
  • Inspecting blades for looseness or dullness.
  • Identifying cracks or defects in the tool.
  • Ensuring the tool is plugged into a RCD protected outlet or device.
  • Inspecting the area that you will be working on. Wood and other materials where users are drilling or sawing should be clear of nails, steel, electrical lines, and plumbing lines.
  • Always make sure the work area is clear of tripping hazards, fire hazards, and slippery substances.

Wear the appropriate Protective Clothing.

Last but not least ensure that you are dressed for the job. Clothing should not be too loose that it can catch in the power tool, and jewellery should never be worn during operation. In addition, protective clothing suggested for the power tool use should be worn. Protective equipment like eye goggles, hearing protection, and face masks may be suggested by the manufacturer.

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Here at Tested & True ~ test & tag, we can come to your work place and do an assessment of your Electrical Hazards it is usually offered as an extra service and conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568

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.

Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at

www.testedandtrue.com.au

or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

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

Fact Sheet – Avoiding Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

Inspection and Testing of Equipment

Use only Australian standards approved equipment

Staff should do regular Checking of all electrical equipment to ensure that all cords are free of wear and especially where single insulated wires are exposed, and that to check that insulating covering is free of cracks, holes, or other damage. All equipment covers and casings are in good order and that quick release switches are in Good working order.

Any electrical equipment that is damaged, malfunctioning or shows signs of out of ordinary wear … eg excessive heating or giving off a “burning” odour, it should be tagged “Danger do not Operate” removed from use and then repaired by a licensed electrical repairer.

Power Outlets on the wall must free of cracks, breaks, or other obvious damage. Outlet damage must be reported immediately for repair.

If equipment produces shock, no matter how slight, it should be tagged “Danger do not Operate” removed from use and then repaired by a licensed electrical repairer.

Operators of Electrical equipment should avoid excess bending, stretching and kinking of electrical supply cords. Cords must never be pulled out by the lead from wall outlets. Cords must never be stapled, tacked, or nailed to walls or floors because insulation can become damaged if it is placed under stress or is breached by metal fixings

Take care of your Electrical Equipment and it will take care of you!

Here at Tested & True ~ test & tag, we can come to your work place and do an assessment of your Electrcal Hazards it is usually offered as an extra service and conducted at the same time as we test and tag your Electrical Equipment. We provide a Full Report with recommedations to clear up current Hazards and how to prevent future risks. Call and ask for a quote. 040 7605568

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.

Call Now Mobile 040 7605568

Visit us at

www.testedandtrue.com.au

or our Newsletter http://testedtruenewsletter.blogspot.com/

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

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/