Testing your electrical appliances for faults and damages makes sense – as it gives you the peace of mind that your workforce are using equipment that are safe from the dangers of electrical faults.
Electrical Appliance Testing & Tagging Process
The integrity of electrical appliance assets is determined by subjecting each asset to testing as required by the standard. Using the latest equipment (Portable Appliance Tester), ETS carries out the following testing procedures, including:
Earth circuit Test
Run / Leakage Test
Polarity wire Test
Visual Inspections Include As per (AS 3760)
Check for obvious external damage
Check defects-accessories, plugs or socket outlets
Check defects on connectors
Check supply cords
No exposed inner cords, external sheath not cut abraded or damaged
Check cords are not tangled or exposed for tripping
All flexible cords are securely anchored; andPower boards:
Indicator for ‘maximum load’ is visible and legible.
All electrical assets are tested and tagged with an identifiable bar code for continual identification purposes.
All data collected, including location and test results is integrated into our centrally administered database and ETS can present all data in both electronic and print format.
Ownership of all data collected (legal responsibility) will be that of our clients.
The ETS Asset register and Test Certificates will include the following information:
Appliance bar code identity
Description / serial number (if required)
Location: (including specific vehicle and driver details where relevant)
Inspection Test Date
Next Inspection Test Date
Results of Inspection / Test
Where State Risk Assessments and regulations are not in place, Table 4 of AS3760:2012 should be used as a guideline.
In NSW the recently released WorkCover Checklist can be used as an alternative to AS3760.
Caution: This must be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3760 as a whole, and particularly Clause 2.1)