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  • Legislation affecting NSW: Who can test and tag?
    Answer: A competent person as defined in the OHS Regulation must do the testing of your plug-in electricalbequipment. This is a person who has acquired through ...

  • Legislation affecting NSW: What are the requirements in NSW?
    Answer: Clause 64 of the OHS Regulation requires that inspection, testing and maintenance of electrical equipment be carried out by a ‘competent person’.   For construction work (as ...

  • Legislation affecting NSW: What electrical equipment needs to be regularly inspected and tested?
    Answer: Not all workplace electrical equipment requires regular inspection and testing, however some equipment is used in a situation that does pose a risk to the ...

  • Legislation affecting NSW: How often should I 'test and tag' my electrical equipment?
    Answer: The frequency of inspection and testing varies for different work situations. For construction work the inspection and testing intervals are described in the Code of ...

  • Legislation affecting NSW: What records must be kept?
    Answer: Employers and self employed persons must keep a record of all inspections, tests and maintenance carried out on electrical equipment in accordance with the record ...

  • Australian guidelines: What are the guidelines?
    Answer: The standard created by Standards Australia is AS/NZS 3760 which outlines a testing method and frequency for electrical appliances. It was created to minimize electrical ...

  • General: What is test and tag?
    Answer: Test and Tag is a generic name given to the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing in-service electrical equipment for personal safety. Colloquially, it ...

  • General: Why should I have my appliances tested?
    Answer: It is every employer's obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 to ensure that they provide a safe place of work for their ...

  • Australian guidelines: What is AS/NZS 3760?
    Answer: The Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS3760, In-service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is the standard which specifies procedures for the safety inspection ...

  • For technicians: Are there any special requirements for serviced or repaired electrical equipment?
    Answer: Yes. Electrical equipment that has been serviced or repaired, which could have affected electrical safety must be inspected and tested in accordance with the provisions ...

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