Test and Tag
Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
Test and tagging is also referred to as tagging, test and tag, electrical tagging, appliance testing or lead testing. It is a generic name given to the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing in-service electrical equipment for personal safety.
The main aim of test and tag is to determine if the electrical appliance is safe for personal use. During the process the appliance undergoes a visual inspection for defects such as damage or missing components and a number of electrical tests to measure earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity.
In Australia and New Zealand, this is done using the Standard; AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment as a reference document.
Electrical safety and regular inspection of your electrical tools, appliances, power leads, extension leads and all other workplace and home electrical equipment are not to be taken lightly. There are dozens of serious injuries and workplace related deaths caused by electrocution each year. Most of these accidents could be prevented by prompt and regular inspection of electrical equipments.