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    Test and Tagging is the control process for portable electrical equipment. It includes two parts: first, the device will be inspected for any damage visually and subsequently tested electrically using a portable testing device. Second, once the testing of equipment is done, it is tagged whether it is Pass or Fail, who tested it, the test date, and when the next test will be required.

    Generally, all Australian states, including Western Australia, have different test and tag regulations. These older rules enabled WA to adhere to its unique frequency testing and colour test system. However, this is not the case anymore. WA now has the same testing and score system aligned with all the other Australian states. However, mainly there two standards, i.e., AS/NZS 3760 and 3012, which is mandatory to be tested and tagged in WA.

    Standard 3760 includes the general testing and Tag regulation, while standard 3012 refers specifically to the design, demolition, maritime or mining sites for testing and tagging. Whereas WA test and Tag for manufacturing and workshops are to be done every six months by a competent person and for new equipment hiring, the period is every three months. Overall, WA test and tag regulations vary as per the niche.

    Any device with a removable, flexible cable and not low voltage (not exceeding 50V) like extension lines, cords, and RCDs are eligible for testing and tagging. Electrical devices are classified as either Class I, earthed appliances such as kettles, toasters, or iron. Or class II, i.e., double insulated devices that have the symbol or the word “double isolated”. It includes most electric drills and hair dryers. In addition, no new equipment needs to be tested – only visually inspected and tagged.

    Exit lights are vital, so are inspections, testing and regular maintenance. Emergency lighting require every six months to be tested so that they work well. The test must be performed by a competent person who needs 90 minutes to test the lights. When you hire DLH Test & Tag Solutions professionals to test your emergency and exit lighting systems, you get a routine maintenance programme.

    At DLH Test & Tag Solutions, we have a trained team of safety testing technicians. They help you inspect, test, and maintain safety in your building with your emergency lighting system. For each piece of equipment, we check, you will receive a detailed Check list. When your next emergency and exit light maintenance session is due, you will also be notified of this option. Our ongoing support and excellent service team will help your company remain in compliance with Australian safe work standards. “Fire” is removed above.

    In a medical emergency, you can rest on an organised and stored first aid kit. Because well-kept first aid kits are always ready to be used. Therefore, ensure that you replace items after use and check the kit after each use or unused. It is essential to check and replenish the first aid kit once every 12 months and verify that it has not deteriorated or expired. We can help you refill your first-aid kits so you will get supplies for serious health issues.

    Exposure to high levels of microwave radiation can cause severe heat-related health problems such as cataracts and burns. However, most leaks in microwave ovens are too small to create major health risks. But be sure that every microwave that is damaged or older than nine years is tested. At DLH Test & Tag Solutions, we look for physical damage. In addition, to ensure that your microwave is electrically safe, we perform an electrical test and conduct a radiation leakage test.

    Thunder and lightning are also common reasons for an RCD to trip. An RCD switch doesn’t fall for a voltage fluctuation, so electricity imbalance can trigger a trip. Other reasons for the RCD switch trip are faulty electrical wiring, safety switch myth busted, and much more. Here, our expert technicians help you perform the following tests: press button test, the (trip time) operational test, and testing of portable RCD.

    You should check the RCDs every three months to ensure that a safety switch continues to function. Still, it is essential to ensure that any damage to your electrical appliances, power wiring, extension wires and other electrical devices has been repaired. In addition, it is vital to discard any defective appliances while buying a new one. Overall, to ensure that your business and staff are electrically secure, contact us at 0400 876 386.