Why should I Test and Tag my equipment?
Every business has an obligation to provide a safe workplace as far as reasonably practical, electrical safety falls under this category. It is essential to Test and Tag electrical equipment. This ensures the health and safety of your employees and that of others who visit your workplace. Hazards awareness allows you to take action and ensures that nobody is at risk while using electrical equipment.
How often do I need to Test and Tag my electrical equipment?
The chart below give a good indication of the testing intervals.
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|Type of environment and/or equipment||Class (protectively earthed)||Class II (double insulated)|
|1 Factories, workshops, places of work or repair, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance or fabrication||6 months||12 months|
|2 Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment||12 months||12 months|
|3 Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment||5 years||5 years|
|4 Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses, and the like||2 years||2 years|
|5 Equipment used for commercial cleaning||6 months||12 months|
|6 Hire Equipment:|
Test and tag
Prior to Hire
|7 Repaired, serviced and second-hand equipment||After repair or service which could affect electrical safety, or on reintroduction to service.|