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  • 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 ...

  • 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: How often should equipment be 'tested and tagged'?
    Answer: The frequency of inspections that are outlined in Section 2 of the Standard, AS/NZS 3760:2010 are recommended but can be varied subject to a risk ...

  • General: Testing intervals
    Answer: The class of work determines how often specified electrical equipment and safety switches are tested.   Class of work Portable/specified electrical equipment Type 1 or 2 safety switch (fixed) Type ...

  • Australian guidelines: Examples of equipment to be tested
    Answer:   Category of equipment Examples of electrical equipment to be tested Hand held electrical equipment   Hand held power tools, Hairdryers, Kitchen appliances, Laboratory equipment Portable electrical equipment moved while in operation ...

  • Australian guidelines: Testing intervals extract from AS3760:2010
    Answer:   Type of environment and/or equipment Interval between inspection and tests Equipment including Class 1 equipment, Class II equipment, cord sets, cord  extension sets and EPODs Residual current devices ...