1) Why

Particular types of electrical equipment must be regularly inspected, tested and tagged by a competent person. These inspections and tests help to identify damage, wear and detect electrical faults. This must be done to protect your employees from danger. If you are a business or employer, you must test your equipment if:

  • It is supplied with electricity through an electrical socket outlet
  • It is used in an environment in which its normal use exposes the equipment to conditions that are likely to cause damage


2) Requirements

  • 1) Typically, the frequency and testing depth will vary considerably depending on the nature of the workplace and associated risks with the electrical equipment.
  • 2) Record of testing results
  • a. A record of testing must be kept until the electrical equipment is next tested, disposed of or removed from the environment
  • b. A record of testing must specify:
  • i. The name of the person who carried out the test
  • ii. The date of the test
  • iii. The results of the test
  • iv. The date of the next test
  • 3. Visual testing
  • a. A visual test is conducted by ACE technicians and involves inspection of flexible supply cord, plug, appliance and socket
  • b. Covers and guards are checked
  • c. Class II appliances are checked for deep engraving which can hinder the appliance’s
  • 4. Electrical testing
  • a. Insulation resistance
  • b. Leakage current testing
  • c. Polarity
  • d. Earth resistance

3) Risk Control

Electrical Safety Risk Assessment is essential to ensure the wellbeing and safety of your employees. Being aware of certain dangers will allow you to take action when needed. To help control risk, we advise you take the following actions:

  • Talk about electrical safety and electrical safety issues with your employees
  • Encourage your employees to report electrical problems
  • Inspect and maintain your electrical equipment
  • Eliminate – Fix or remove identified problems ASAP!
  • Substitute – replace hazards with less risky equipment, such as lower voltage and battery operated equipment
  • Isolate – prevent your employees from getting into contact with electrical risks



4) Simple Solution

At ACE, our technicians are completely qualified and reliable to carry out your testing and tagging needs. We aim to report the results of your equipment testing in an efficient and concise manner to ensure the safety of yourself, your family and your employees. Plus, at ACE, repairs that take place on the testing day is much cheaper than getting us back to carry out repairs.

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