They are also known as safety switches. RCDs are designed to protect people from electric shock. In broad terms it relates to the types of appliances you plug into a power outlet. The Standard includes; Appliances covered by this Standard Appliances that can be excluded from the inspection and testing regime Inspection process Tables detailing required electrical test readings Retest intervals indicative Actions required resulting from inspection and testing Tag requirements Record keeping requirements Specifications for test equipment to be used When followed correctly, these procedures satisfy the legal obligation of a workplace to ensure the safety of persons using portable electrical appliances in the workplace.
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Is your workplace compliant? The Health and Safety at Work Act requires employers to protect workers and other people by eliminating or minimising risks at work. Electrical testing and tagging alongside your Health and Safety plan can make your company eligible for a significant discount on your ACC levies.
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Failure to ensure the safety of electrical equipment may result in the death or injury to yourself, employees and customers. Legal consequences depend on your industry and work environment.
If there is an accident or fire, there are plenty of organisations that will be checking employers have taken the appropriate actions to provide a safe working environment. You may also wish to check the requirements of your insurance policy. How much does test and tag cost? Enjoy A simple and cost-effective pricing structure with C. C Electrical Tag Testing. Advantages of our pricing structure include: Clear pricing structure — a price per tag fee makes it easy to calculate and forecast the cost No additional admin or booking fees No recording fees — to say whether the appliance is compliant or not The frequency of testing is dependent on the work environment the appliance is used in.
With larger sites and a larger number of tests we can offer a reduced price. Please get in touch if you are a registered charity or school because you are entitled to further discounts for test and tag throughout NZ.
An overview of tag and test regulations in the workplace Construction and demolition sites The Department of Labour inspectors will check to see tools and leads are within the current testing time-frame, which is usually every three months, and meet the appropriate standards. For further information on testing in schools, please click here. Offices and retail stores Every workplace requires its equipment to be tested, however, the frequency of testing in a tidy and well-organised office can be up to five-yearly.
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AS/NZS 3760:2010 - Electrical Safety Standard
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Safety and inspection of electrical equipment revised Standard published AS NZS 3760
Recommendations were put forward, and lively debate ensued as to the impact the proposed changes would make not only to industry, but to the safety of employees in Australia and New Zealand. There are 3 changes to Table 4 worth highlighting. In order to reduce confusion within manufacturing environments, no longer are there different retesting time frames for Class I and Class II equipment. Therefore all portable electrical equipment located in a manufacturing environment is now subject to retesting every six months. Items with functional earthing The new Standard makes reference to equipment with functional earthing. Care should be taken when conducting an earth bond test to ensure the functional earth is not being tested. A functional earth is not designed for safety, but the internal operation of the equipment and may give an incorrect test result.