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What electrical equipment needs to be tested by law?

How often do I need to test my electrical equipment?

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The law states that any person operating a business must ensure that they do so in an electrically safe manner. The Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 requires that all equipment is inspected by a competent person regularly.  

This requirement includes all electrical equipment which is present in the workplace including computers, monitors, printers, power tools, kitchen appliances, extension cords and power boards.  It also extends to RCDs (Safety Switches) and 3 phase equipment.
The frequency of testing is set by the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and the Australian Standard.  These two documents outline the minimum frequency which is required to comply.  

Many businesses choose to follow 'best practice' and have their equipment tested more frequently to demonstrate their 'over and above' commitment to safety.  

The most common frequencies used are:
3 monthly for construction workplaces
6 monthly for manufacturing/fabrication workplaces
6 monthly for entertainment/exhibition workplaces
12 monthly for any other workplaces
12 monthly for all RCDs (Safety Switches)

Why would a piece of equipment be failed?

What happens if a piece of equipment fails?

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Electrical equipment can be failed for several reasons however they all stem back to ensuring that the equipment is electrically safe and not going to injure anyone or start a fire.

The main cause for failure is physical damage to the cord.  Knicks, cuts, burns or abbrasion to the cord's insulation, exposed wires where the plug attaches to the cord and crushed cords are the main reason a cord is removed from the workplace.

Electrical equipment can also show signs of electrical failure during testing on our state of the art testing equipment.  If an electrical appliance fails the test on our testing equipment it tells us that it is a potential risk to those in the workplace.
If we test a piece of your equipment and find that it is not able to be passed we will tag the item out with a 'do not use' tag.

Most clients request that we take the item with us to ensure that the appliance isn't used or accidentally put back into service.

We carry a range of cords and power boards with us so that we are able to replace any items that are tagged out.

Will you let me know in advance when my equipment needs re-testing?

Does new equipment have to be tested before I can use it?

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Here at Boss Compliance, we are very proud of our reminder system and we will make sure that we call you with plenty of notice to book you in for a re-testing appointment.

One of our friendly team will be in contact with you a couple of weeks out from your due date to make an appointment with you to ensure that you are always compliant with your legal requirements.
Boss Compliance recommends the best practise of having all equipment tested before it is used in the work place.  

However, if you purchase new equipment from the store to use in your business, the responsibility for ensuring the product is electrically sound falls back onto the retailer.  

You need to ensure that the new item is tested at your next appointment with our technician so that it can now be added to your regular test cycle however in essence, you can start using the electrical appliance straight away.  

How long will it take to test my workplace?

How far in advance do I need to book?

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Depending on how many tags you have a service can take as little as an hour and for larger businesses, several days.  

As a guide, our technicians will normally take 3-4 hours to complete 100 tags, depending on the level of access to each of the items.
Our technicians are constantly attending jobs all over the South East Queensland area.  If you need to have your workplace inspected we can usually arrange a technician to be there within 48 hours.  Of course we have busy times like everyone else, but our friendly team will always work with you to find a suitable time that fits into your schedule.
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