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For further information regarding your requirements under OH&S please visit the WorkCover website

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How to know if your tester is qualified...

  1. Ask to see their certifications
  2. Ask for testimonials
  3. Ask for a demonstration

 

 

WHS regulations for NSW

Getting your equipment tested and tagged is a legal requirement for occupational health and safety and is regulated by WorkCover.

The AS/NZS 3760 : 2010 is a document written by Australia and New Zealand Standards that specifies the procedures and criteria for the in-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment which is designed for connection by a flexible cord. It also applies to cord extension sets, portable outlet devices, portable residual current devices.

This standard outlines the testing procedures for Class I (earthed) appliances and Class II (double insulated) appliances 

Click here to view the testing process.

 

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How often should I get my equipment tested?

The frequency of inspection is outlined in Section 2.1 of the standard. There are recommendations in Table 4 but retest periods can be varied subject to a risk assessment.  This table sets out testing and inspection intervals for various types of equipment from 3 months (for equipment that is high use, high risk, or hire equipment) to up to 5 years (for equipment that is not open to abuse, flexing of cords, etc).

 

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