Electrical test and tag is part of scheduled maintenance of your equipment at commercial or residential properties.
To carry out the electrical safety risk assessment and fix any problems that are revealed to make sure it’s safe to use
How often should the testing be done depends on the type of equipment under question. A generator placed outside in hot or moist conditions would call for more frequent testing than an office computer.
Whenever an electrical device or equipment is tested it involves a two-step process:
- Visual inspection to identify burnt/melted cords, physical damage to the appliance itself like cracks or moisture or faults such as tripping.
- Operational inspection including polarity, insulation and earth resistance tests.
Once testing is complete, the equipment is tagged with the test date and the due date for the next inspection. Each year, hundreds of lives are saved due to timely testing and tagging of electrical equipment.
Here are some of the reasons you should call your electrician in Melbourne to carry out electrical Test & Tag for you.
1. Detect existing problems with the equipment
One of the main reasons to carry out testing on your commercial or residential equipment is to identify faults that may pose an electrical safety risk or may be inching your equipment closer to a complete breakdown.
2. Keep all electrical equipment well maintained
Detecting these faults before the damage actually happens will not only save lives but also help you take preemptive measures such as removing the equipment and replacing it with a new one and saving your precious business hours that may have resulted in downtime in the event of an emergency.
3. Keep up with the safety compliance
Tagging reminds you when the next time you need to get your equipment inspected as per the schedule. The tags may also colour coded to identify the level of risk they can pose to the users. Whether you manage a residential building or are responsible for the maintenance of a commercial property, state regulations require you to keep up with the safety compliance laws.
4. Reduce insurance premiums and liability
Did you know that you could potentially be losing your insurance coverage because you failed to follow workplace safety best practices by not being vigilant enough regarding equipment testing and putting property and precious lives at risk?
Remember, electrical equipment Test & Tag cannot be carried out by just anyone. If you are an employer, you need to ensure that an individual with a valid electric work license inspects your equipment. Also beware of hand written tags. They do not save lives.
If you think your electrical equipment needs to be tested, contact Mr. Electric Melbourne today. Call now at 0433 534 922.