Who can test and tag electrical equipment?

Testing and tagging involves a qualified and competent technician to carefully inspect each unit or equipment piece for damage to cables, connectors, guards, covers and plugs. Test and tag is a method of ensuring compliance with Australian Workplace Health and Safety and electrical safety regulations.

Only a certified technician is able to carry out a test and tag inspection and it is an offence under the Queensland Electrical Safety Act 2002 to repair electrical equipment unless you have the appropriate electrical work license and certification. It is imperative to have equipment tested regularly to ensure the safety of users and those around them. Equipment that fails testing should be immediately taken out of use and a durable tag must be attached warning people not to use the equipment.

It is important to note that the specific requirements for testing and tagging may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the type of equipment being tested. Local regulations and standards should be consulted through the Queensland Work Safe or New South Wales SafeWork to ensure compliance with the applicable requirements.

So how often does test and tagging need to be performed in the workplace? This timeline will vary depending on the type of work being performed, how often equipment is used and the specific equipment which is used. A full guide for the interval requirements for testing can be found HERE.

Major Training offers several flexible delivery options with our Test and Tag certificate. If you are self-employed or required to inspect, test, and tag equipment in your workplace, then the test and tag course with Major is the course you need. This short course is nationally recognised and will give you the skills you require to legally test and tag electrical equipment or equipment within your workplace.

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