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 keeping provisions of clause 65 of the OHS Regulation.
The results of all inspections, tests and maintenance must be recorded and a copy retained by the employer and also the person who carried out the work when not in the employment of the equipment owner. In particular, the following information must be recorded:
• the name of the persono who made the inspection or who carried out the test or maintenance
• the date on which, or dates over which, the inspection was made or the test or maintenance was carried out
• the result or outcome of the inspection, test or maintenance
• the date by which the next inspection and test must be carried out
• if applicable, the name and license/certificate number of the person who carried out the electrical inspections and tests
• if applicable, the plant number or inspection number of the item/s inspected.
The employer should also keep a record of how competency for the person that carried out the testing and tagging was determined.
Records can range from logbooks, registers or a computerised database. They should be located conveniently so that managers, employees and employee representatives can access the information.
Note: WorkCover inspectors, OHS representatives, employees and authorised employee representatives have the right to examine the records of employers, which are required to be kept by clause 65 of the OHS Regulation.