FAQs

STTC manual
What is test and tag?

Testing and tagging involves both a visual inspection and the electrical testing of in-service equipment for personal safety.

The process must be carried out by suitably, qualified and competent persons using approved and calibrated test equipment, and should be completed in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010.

Do I need to test & tag?

It is a requirement that every business must have a fully compliant WH&S program. Part of that program must include identifying and reducing the risk of workers and other people being injured due to a faulty electrical appliance(s).

Having your electrical appliances test and tagged to the current Australian Standards on a regular basis can help you meet your WH&S obligations. 

SnapTag can help you set up and maintain a fully compliant test and tag program in your workplace today. 

What types of appliances need to be test and tagged?

As a rule of thumb – if you plug it in, you need to have it test and tagged.  

Are you a Queensland based business? 

If you are a Queensland based business and are looking to meet your basic WH&S obligations, meeting the requirements in the Queensland Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (QESR 2013) enables you to be compliant. In low risk areas such as office and service areas that are protected by Residual Current Devices (RCDs), there is an economical option of testing RCDs instead of all individual electrical items. This usually represents a large savings to be QESR compliant. 

Worksafe is a QLD government website providing a summary of information for businesses on electrical safety requirements for testing and tagging equipment. 

Are you National based business?

If you are part of national group with a Queensland base, your existing WH&S national policy might require testing to AS/NZS 3760:2010 which can be verified with your national WH&S Officer. Likewise, a combination of testing regiment from AS/NZS3760:2010 and QESR 2013 can be combined to meet the standard WH&S requirements. 

Residual Current Devices (RCDs) need to be tested in both instances. Safe Work Australia on RCDs is a government agency providing more information on what RCDs in a workplace means for businesses when considering their electrical safety testing regiment.

How often should I test?

The frequency of testing varies depending on the type of equipment, the harshness of the environment in which it is used and the degree of stress or movement the equipment experiences during its normal use. 

Guidelines are provided in Table 4 of the AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment. 

We are happy to visit your work place and discuss the appropriate test intervals with you.

How much does it cost to have appliances test and tagged?

This will depend on several factors including the type of appliances and how many you have. SnapTag will help you identify the most cost effective method that meets your needs.

Is there any risk my appliances will be damaged during testing?

The testing equipment used by SnapTag is the latest available and will not damage your sensitive electronic equipment. 

How do I test without disturbing my staff or customers?

We understand that some businesses are very busy, or have customer privacy issues. If this is the case with your business, SnapTag offers out of hours testing at no additional cost. 

What is the next step?

Contact us today and request a free no obligation appraisal of your business. 

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