Test & Tagging Electrical Equipment

Energy Safe Victoria, the regulator for electrical and gas safety in Victoria, has not placed any specific regulations on electrical test and tagging. In saying this, the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) states that employers have a legal liability to provide a safe working environment which is without risks to employees’ health. This means identifying any dangers related with electrical equipment in a workplace.

Worksafe Victoria, advise that all electrical testing and tagging for all portable non hard wired appliances, leads and power boards is carried out to uphold the employers duty of care under Section 21(2)(a) of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act.

AS/NZS3760 In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is recognised Australia wide as the minimum safety obligation for the workplace. Worksafe Victoria are now “actively enforcing the standard and inspecting all types of premises to confirm introduction of minimum safety testing programs consistent with AS3760.” This standard applies to all types of electrical appliances including leads and power boards (computers, toasters, microwaves, kettles, tools and even mobile phone charges) in office spaces, factories and the like.

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