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What testing is required?

Under the Standard, the following basic tests may be conducted on each appliance:

Visual inspection

Insulation resistance

Earth continuity


Earth leakage

What is excluded from testing?

The following items are excluded from the recommendations of this Standard:

Fixed or "hard wired" items.

Items at a height exceeding 2.5mtrs.

Items which need to be dismantled to establish safety of operation.

Demonstration items, sample items or new stock in a retail or warehouse outlet.


Required record keeping

The standard requires the following record keeping establishing the history of tests:

A test tag attached to each item indicating date, item, person performing the test, and status (pass/fail) of test, along with the retest date.

An asset register and historical record of all test items and test results.

A record of results including faulty item and repair action.

What tests & inspections are carried out by Safety Master Appliance Test & Tag?

As part of our test and tag process, Safety Master Appliance Test and Tag complete both a comprehensive Visual Test and Electrical Test on your appliances before they are deemed safe. The following procedures are conducted to ensure your equipment is in perfect and safe operating conditions.

Visual inspection of all equipment

Insulation tests

Earth circuit test

Continuity test

Functionality test

Repairs where necessary

Applicable Legislation 

WHS Regulations 2017

NSW Electrical Safety Code of Practice – September 2016

NSW Electrical Risks at the Workplace Fact Sheet

NSW Electrical Inspection and Testing

NSW Residual Current Devices

Electrical Practices for Construction and Demolition Sites

Construction Work - Code of Practice - July 2014

AS/NZS 3760:2010

AS/NZS 3012:2010


How often are tests required?

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