Appliance Test and Tagging
Testing and tagging your electrical appliances is a crucial step in maintaining workplace safety. No matter the size of your workforce, whether you have 2 staff members or 200, it is vital to prioritise the safety of your workplace. Faulty electrical appliances can pose serious risks such as electric shocks, fires, and even fatalities. Regular testing and tagging help identify any potential issues and ensure that your appliances are safe to use.
Don't compromise on workplace safety. Trust The Local Guys - Test & Tag to provide you with professional and comprehensive appliance testing services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and ensure the safety of your workplace and your employees. Appliance Testing & Tagging is the best way to guarantee longevity of your electrical appliances. Further, an electrical maintenance program is required from all businesses in New Zealand, under strict Standards set out in AS/NZS 3760:2022.
Visual Inspection – we check to ensure the appliance has no visual faults, such as bent plugs or kinks/cuts in the cord.
Electrical Testing – we perform an electrical test using a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Tester). This will assess earth continuity, lead polarity and insulation resistance to ensure the appliance’s safety.
Reporting – Once testing is complete, we will tag the appliance with a label and record its details into our reporting software, including whether it successfully passed or failed our test.
Safety Switch (RCD) Testing
Residual Current Devices (RCD), also called Safety Switches, help prevent severe electric shocks. Their main function is to trip if there is even a slight increase in current on their circuit. This means they are highly sensitive and require regular testing to ensure they are always functioning correctly. Our Safety Switch Testing is carried out in accordance with the standard AS/NZS 3760:2022 and includes the following 2 tests:
Push Button Test – where we check to ensure the switch is tripping when required.
RCD Trip Test – which simulates a surge in power to see how quickly the safety switch responds.
We will then provide you with a comprehensive report, including the safety switch location, whether is successfully passed or failed, and any recommendations for action.
Emergency Exit Light Testing
Emergency Exit Light Testing is carried out in accordance with the standard AS/NZS 2293.2:2019, and must be completed every 6 months.
In case of an emergency or power outage in your business, school, office, or apartment complex, it is crucial that the exit route is clearly marked. Emergency exit lights provide some illumination to help people see and avoid obstacles, allowing them to make their way safely through the building when necessary.
Our test involves:
Visual Inspection – to ensure the lights are displaying clearly and correctly, and are placed in sufficient locations.
90 Minute Battery Test – to ensure the light’s longevity.
Cleaning – to remove any dust or other material that may inhibit its effectiveness.
Reporting – for you to keep on file for legal purposes, and for us to refer back to when your next test is due.
The responsibility falls on the business, school or workplace to ensure they have fully functioning emergency exit light to uphold their Work Health & Safety legal obligations, including ‘Duty of Care’.
Fire Extinguisher Testing
The testing of all fire safety equipment is crucial to ensure its accessibility and effectiveness in the event of a fire in your home or workplace.
Testing of Fire Extinguishers is carried out in accordance with the standard NZS 4503:2005 - Hand Operated Fire-Fighting Equipment and must be completed every 6 months to ensure it is fully functional when needed to prevent the loss of property, equipment & lives.
During our test, we will visually inspect the extinguisher to assess its accessibility, mounted height, mounting brackets, safety pins, labels, security tie, and pressure gauge readings. After completing the inspection, we will tag the extinguisher with a reference number that indicates the service or inspection that was performed. Additionally, we will record our assessment in our software, allowing us to easily refer back to it every 6 months when conducting tests.
Fire Blanket Testing
Testing of Fire Blankets is carried out in accordance with the standard NZS 4503:2005 - Hand Operated Fire-Fighting Equipment, and must be completed every 6 months.
During our test, we will visually inspect the surrounding areas. Our goal is to ensure that the correct signage is being displayed, the blanket is easily accessible, and both the blanket and container are in good condition. After the inspection, we will generate a comprehensive report for each tested blanket. The report will include information such as the blanket's location, whether it passed or failed the test, and any suggested actions that need to be taken.
Microwave Leakage Testing
Microwave Leakage Testing is carried out in accordance with the standard AS/NZS 60335.2.25:2020, and must be completed every 12 months.
All microwaves leak radiation. However, the purpose of the test is to determine the amount of radiation being leaked while it is in use. It is common for microwaves to deteriorate over time, which in turn increases the potential health risks for users.
We test to ensure your microwave’s radiation is not exceeding the recommended limit through our comprehensive 3-step process:
Visual Inspection – to assess the exterior characteristics of the microwave, and identify any issues that may contribute to increased leakage.
Radiation Test – to ensure it is not transmitting levels above the recommended limit.
Recording & Reporting – for you to keep on file, and for us to refer back to when your next test is due.
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