4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Test and Tag Schedule

Oct 27, 2020

Businesses need employees and management to work harmoniously to improve efficiency. Likewise, businesses need a range of electrical systems to work tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring a well-operated, harmonious and efficient workspace.

This is where electrical test and tag, as well as an RCD tester service comes in.

Utilised by a commercial electrician Perth contractor, these tests are essential to smooth operations and electrical compliance and prevent many electrical emergencies from happening.

Want to know more about a test and tag schedule?

Read more from commercial electrician Perth experts at Wacomm, to find out.


Be a law-abiding business

First and foremost, an electrical test and tag and inspection is required by Australian law, to be conducted by a competent person.

A competent person, of course, is a commercial electrician Perth company, like Wacomm.

If your business utilises electrical equipment in which electricity is supplied through an electrical socket and in an environment where operating condition exposure is likely to result in equipment damage…this means you!

Your electrical test and tag schedule frequency will differ based upon the business you run, and the requirements found in the Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760:2010 – In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

For a rule of thumb for electrical test and tag schedules:

  • High risk environments (workshops and factories) are recommended every six months, &
  • Non-hostile environments (offices) are recommended every five years.


Enhance electrical safety and reduce fire risks

Safety is paramount for any business to protect staff, clients, the public and critical equipment.

Completing an electrical test and tag schedule, including an RCD tester will enhance the electrical safety of your workplace.

Here’s how to keep safe without a commercial electrician Perth company’s help:

  • Consistently check for any bends or cracks in the cords,
  • Look for sparking and/or burn marks on the electrical sockets,
  • Keep cords away from machinery and walkways to avoid real (not electrical) tripping, and
  • Provide adequate power sockets for electrical needs (overloading is not the answer).

Remember, damaged or faulty electrical equipment may lead to electrical fires.

Maintain your electrical test and tag schedule with a commercial electrician Perth contractor and you’ll simultaneously enhance electrical safety and reduce your fire risk.


Protect against liability

Failure to keep up-to-date with your electrical test and tag schedule may make you liable for any damage or injury which results from an electrical fault or fire.

This can all be managed, and you and your business safeguarded with, you guessed it, an up-to-date electrical test and tag schedule.

Remember your records:

  • Who carried out the electrical test and tag?
  • What was the date?
  • What was the outcome?
  • When is the next electrical test and tag due?


Minimise downtime with Wacomm, a team of Perth commercial electricians

Keeping on top of your electrical test and tag schedule will save you a lot of time, money and hassle if something goes wrong down the track.

Make the safe choice, with a commercial electrician Perth company that specialises in electrical tests and tags and RCD testers in Perth.


Want to know more about or organise your test and tag schedule?

Contact Wacomm today for a commercial electrician Perth team you can always rely on.

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