Test and tagging Darwin: Tagging services are mandatory for numerous industries in the region, notably for construction sites and commercial office spaces. Contact Sparks Fly Electrical to guide you on whether it’s a compulsory requirement for your business. For those involved in the demolition, mining, and construction sectors, there’s a mandate to test appliances and powered tools every three months. Additionally, hospitality businesses and those that hire equipment have their own set of test and tag requirements. For the majority of other businesses in Darwin, it’s advisable to undertake test and tagging every twelve months.
Why is test and tagging important in Darwin?
When deciding whether or not to get the appliances in your business tested and tagged, remember that as a business owner you are legally responsible for the safety of everyone who works at or visits your premises. If there is an accident involving an unsafe electrical appliance that has not been tested and tagged, you could be held liable because you did not take the recommended measures to ensure a safe working environment. This can have serious consequences for you and your business — not to mention the person involved in the accident.
Every person has a right to a safe working environment, and this also extends to visitors to your business. It is important that any appliance or tool used in your business is in safe working order to protect those that work in and around your premises. Having portable appliances regularly tested is the only way you can be sure that all the appliances being used in your business are safe to operate inside your business premises and at home offices. Testing and tagging is a small price to pay for peace of mind when it comes to safety in your business.
We all know that the last few years have caused many people to start working from home and this is going to increase over the coming years as work environments change and develop. In saying this, it is also a good idea to make sure your home office is safe to. We know that there are guests and children and partners that might fall prey to appliances you used to have in the work place coming to your home and spending their remaining life in your care.
Keep your Business Safe With Test and tagging Darwin
As the business owner or manager of staff, you are legally considered to be the responsible person and as such it is your responsibility to ensure that all appliances are tested and tagged.
It is a good idea to talk to the company doing your testing and tagging to tag all the appliances with a different colour or date every time they visit. That way, you can easily spot an appliance that was missed in a testing cycle. If all the appliances in the business have new tags but there is one appliance that has an old tag, then it has been moved from another location or was tested on a previous occasion. Either way, it’s a quick reminder to check the appliance’s tag and make sure that it is still considered safe to use.
If the company you work for supplies your office equipment at home it might be a good idea to talk to them about helping you through the process.
How Long Does it take to Test and Tag in Darwin
It only takes a few minutes to test and tag an appliance. How long it will take to complete the test and tag service in your business depends on several factors including how many appliances you want to be tested, how many appliances your business has, and how many locations you have that need to be checked. We can help speed up the process if you let your team know when our electrician is going to be on site and ask them to have their appliances ready to be tested. Don’t forget to nominate someone to check cupboards for appliances that don’t get used very often.
Some testing and tagging services will provide you with documentation at the end of their visit detailing all appliances tested and their status along with a failed item report. Make sure you ask them to keep a copy of your documentation on file as this provides an external record of your safety testing within the business. We can help you set up your own testing and tagging register so you can keep track yourself also.