Complying with NZ National Safety Standards
We offer a complete management solution for testing and tagging all your electrical appliances, ensuring they conform to national safety standards.
Many businesses have a health and safety policy in place which requires them to ensure all appliances that plug into a normal power point (including computers and leads) are tested to meet AS/NZS 3760:2010 standard.
This standard was established to minimise electrical hazards in the workplace. Electrical ‘tag and test’ is a service PASLR offers as part of our regular maintenance call.
What to Expect from an Electrical Tag and Test
An electrical tag and test will include an inspection for damage to the appliance. Additionally, various measurements are also collected to gauge an appliances’ earth continuity, insulation, polarity, and physical condition. 90% of defects are noticed by an experienced visual inspection alone. To be thorough, we conduct both a visual and physical test on all appliances.
We use portable appliance testers to inspect and test your electrical equipment. PASLR testing tools are also calibrated yearly to ensure our testing equipment provides accurate and reliable results.
After testing, we attach electrical testing tags to each appliance detailing whether the equipment passes or fails inspection. All appliances we test will be logged into our system, along with the result of each test and tag it undergoes. Additionally, our system includes a notification system and will send us reminder alerts when each appliance is due to be re-tested.
Peace of Mind
According to Blair Urlich, Operations Manager, it doesn’t take a lot of time to test six or seven items—and the peace of mind gained from knowing that your electrical equipment is compliant and safe for use is well worth the effort.
“The easiest and most efficient way to manage a large inventory of electrical equipment is by recording it in a reliable database. What we like to do with our customers is create a dossier of all the appliances, computer screens, leads, and everything in the workplace. We generate a unique record for each item, test, and tag, and record all the details into our system. The system then alerts us when each appliance is due to be re-tested.”
Blair Urlich, Operations Manager, PASLR
Testing and tagging frequency in New Zealand
When does electrical equipment need to be safety tested? Most equipment, if it’s not moving around, will only need testing every 1-3 years, however items that are frequently moved—such as leads, multi-boxes, and portable devices—we recommend testing annually.
Unsure whether your equipment is still compliant with NZ safety regulations? No need to worry! We can easily inspect your appliances to ensure they are compliant during our regular maintenance call.
For indicative testing and inspection intervals, please call us on (09) 414 0030 for the latest recommendations.