Testing & Tagging

About This Service

What is testing & tagging?

Testing and tagging is the name given to the process of testing the integrity of the internal and external function of portable appliances. Testing & tagging involves a two step process, with the first being a visual inspection of the device for any damage, followed by an electrical test performed with a portable appliance tester. Once tested the device is fitted with a tag to confirm that it has been tested, the day the test was performed and when the next test date is due. Testing and tagging aims to keep people who use electrical appliances safe and minimising the risk of electrical hazard in the workplace. 

How often is testing & tagging required?

Depending on your industry, the frequency of testing & tagging varies between every 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. It is recommended that you are aware of your state’s legislation and the frequency that testing & tagging is required. Information about Queensland’s requirements for industry and frequency of testing & tagging can be found here.

Testing & tagging is regulated in accordance with AS/NZS 3760 standard.

What type of equipment needs testing & tagging?

Any device which has a flexible cable, a removable plug and is not low voltage (no greater than 50V). This includes extension cords, power boards, printers, fridges, monitor cables and other general appliances found in a commercial environment.

Electrical appliances can be classified as follows:

Class I – Earthed appliances which includes kettles, toasters, microwaves, irons, etc.

Class II – Double insulated devices, which are usually identified with a symbol and include hair dryers and corded devices like drills. 

Symbol for a double insulated device

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