Hello, my name is Lindsay and I’m your local technician from Express Test & Tag Salisbury. Test and Tag is an easy, cost effective and one of the most effective control measures for electrical risk in the workplace. I provide a full Test and Tag service at your workplace, job site or home. My aim is to provide businesses in my area with a safe electrical working environment which will also give you the peace of mind that you will be compliant with the current regulations.
I am extremely conscious of an employer’s obligations to uphold Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations to protect the safety and well-being of your customers and staff. My obligation to you is to visually and electronically test your electrical appliances and cord sets for safety in accordance with Australian Standards and tag them for compliance.
I am conscious of employee distractions and will undertake your testing with the utmost professionalism and duty of care for my clients. I am diligent, courteous and act in a professional manner with my client’s best interests in mind. For your safety and peace of mind, I am fully insured and possess a National Police Check.
To book a job or for an obligation free quote call today on 1300EXPRESS ( 1300 397 737 )
Express Test & Tag Salisbury offers a range of services including:
Single Phase Testing
Three Phase Testing
Microwave Radiation Testing
Replacement of hazardous power boards & leads
Express Test & Tag Salisbury services the following areas:
Salisbury, Hillbank, Elizabeth East, Elizabeth Vale, Brahma Lodge,
Elizabeth South, Elizabeth Grove, Salisbury Park, Salisbury Plain, Elizabeth,
Paralowie, Salisbury North, Burton, Virginia, Waterloo Corner,
Penfield, Direk, Buckland Park, Penfield Gardens, Edinburgh,
Bolivar, Elizabeth West, Port Gawler Conservation Park, St Kilda.
THE TEST AND TAG PROCESS:
Most electrical items are 10 Amp rated, some can be 15 Amp and very occasionally 20 Amp. You don’t need to worry about what amp rating the item is, I will test accordingly and let you know if the correct outlets are being used.
Test and Tag of electrical items is not just a once off process. Equipment will suffer from wear and tear and accidental occurrences. For these reasons, there are regulations in place that require a set frequency of testing. The Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760 gives a table for Testing and Inspection intervals. Depending on the type of environment you are working in, testing is carried out every 3, 6, 12 or 24 months. This will be discussed before I start testing your equipment.
Testing of single phase items is done using the following procedure:
Tag the item
A visual inspection of plugs, sockets, the appliance and the entire length of the cord is performed.
In doing this I am checking for any damage, signs of heating or melting, pitted or corroded pins, non-conforming changes to the cord or end connections and the overall general condition of the item.
All items are then tested electronically using my Portable Appliance Tester checking for dangers that cannot be detected by the human eye.
Tests performed include insulation resistance, earth resistance, current leakage, polarity and timed trip tests for portable and fixed RCD’s.
The portable appliance tester will provide me with a Pass or Fail result, together with the relevant detailed results of each test.
Tag the Item:
Upon completion of the visual and electronic tests, I can determine if the appliance or item passes or fails all required tests.
Regardless of the result, a tag is always attached.
Recording the results
When testing, I need to have the item powered off so I can unplug it from the power point and fully test it. Full consultation with the customer will be made before I start unplugging items. After testing, the item will be returned and reconnected to its original location.
When testing computers, I recommend that the operator saves any documents in use, closes all opened programs and turns the computer off. After testing I will restart the computer ready for use again.
A Pass Result:
When an item passes all tests:
A tag is placed on the cord near the plug.
Our tags are self-laminating, heavy duty and durable ensuring they will stay fixed to the cord.
Tags vary in colour to suit the duration of the frequency period.
It is important that for 3 monthly testing the required colour for that particular period is used; red, blue, green or yellow.
A Fail Result:
When an item fails I will do the following:
Withdraw the item from service.
Tag the item with a Danger Tag – specify the fault
Log the fault
Notify the responsible person
All tags have the following information:
The Express logo and phone number
The technicians name, phone number and Certification number
An identification number for each particular item
The test date
The retest date
Reference to the Australian Standard – AS/NZS 3760
Recording The Results:
Recording the results of the tests is just as important as doing the tests.
Test results are issued for all jobs and show a complete record of the work done.
Result Sheets will show:
Customer and operator details
The tag number
The location of the item
A description of the item
The make and model of the item
The frequency of retesting
The retest date
The visual and overall result – Pass or Fail
The Class of the item – this varies and determines the types of tests performed
Full listings of the actual results from the portable appliance tester
A table showing the parameters for each test
Results comments section to describe any repairs, recommendations or failures
In addition to these data sheets, a Notification of Compliance form is also provided which gives an easy overview of the testing performed. These forms are often requested by insurance companies as a record that testing has been done.
Pricing for single phase Test and Tag is a per tag cost. These costs are all inclusive of the above procedures and there is no call out fees.
Up to 10 items – $49.95 + GST. This becomes our minimum charge
If there are more than 10 items then a flat rate of $3.95 + GST applies.
Large quantities of items can be at a negotiated rate
For more than 1000 items, the rate is $2.95 + GST per item
Replacement items I carry in stock:
4 outlet power boards
6 outlet power boards
2 metre extension leads
3 metre extension leads
5 metre extension leads
These items are sold with little or no cost increase above my purchase price.
This is a service provided to ensure the workplace is operational when I leave.