Voltec Maintenance is your trusted preventative maintenance electrician in Cairns, Townsville and surrounds.
Our dedicated team is ready to meet all of your electrical maintenance needs

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Your trusted PAT testing electricians in Cairns, Townsville and surrounds.

Voltec Maintenance is a preventative maintenance company based in both Cairns and Townsville, servicing those two cities and surrounding areas. Our business focuses on PAT testing (portable appliance testing), with our four main services, being Test & Tag (electric appliance testing), Emergency Exit Light Testing, Portable Fire Testing and RCD Testing. We pride ourselves on our data and reporting capability. We guarantee our work, and all sites we leave are left in a compliant state ready for inspection. Unlike other Test & Tag businesses, we provide solutions, not problems. Having fully qualified electricians in Cairns and Townsville means that we can identify potential hazards in your workplace and rectify these faults as well. Letting you focus on what you do best.

Voltec Maintenance places a large emphasis on the reporting of our information when conducting electrical testing services. You can rest assured that once your site has been made compliant, we will follow up and send you your own data and proof of completion. There are no fun and games of keeping your data online like big franchises.

Learn more about portable appliance testing or call us at  (07) 4426 1919 today.

Electrical Maintenance Services


PAT Testing

The test and tag (electric appliance testing) performed by our technicians in both Cairns and Townsville can be split into two main categories of hostile and non-hostile.
As a business, we pride ourselves on effectively communicating the standard required by law and in turn helping the customer. In recent times we have educated several businesses who were getting all their test and tag done annually, to change their scope and have testing completed at a five-yearly interval.

The test and tag performed by our technicians in both Cairns and Townsville can be split into two main categories of hostile and non-hostile. As a business, we pride ourselves on effectively communicating the standard required by law and in turn helping the customer. In recent times we have educated several businesses who were getting all their test and tag done annually, to change their scope and have testing completed at a five-yearly interval. This specific business had a small workshop with 60 items that was subject to a lot of wear and tear. In doing this, the business was able to reduce the amount spent on test and tag, however, get the risk areas tested more frequently to genuinely protect their employees.

Get an obligation-free quote on electric appliance testing or just ask for free, expert advice. Contact us today.


 

RCD Testing

A lot of large franchises will tell you that you don’t need an electrician in order to perform RCD and portable appliance testing.

This belief is equivalent to going to McDonalds and ordering a salad. It is doable, but it isn’t a realistic scenario. For the most part, RCD’s require Load or injection testing on an annual basis. There are lighting circuits that need to be properly tripped. As we are qualified electricians, we are able to perform an injection test and genuinely trip these circuits.

A lot of large franchises will tell you that you don’t need an electrician in order to perform RCD and portable appliance testing. This belief is equivalent to going to McDonalds and ordering a salad. It is doable, but it isn’t a realistic scenario. For the most part, RCD’s require Load or injection testing on an annual basis. There are lighting circuits that need to be properly tripped. As we are qualified electricians, we are able to perform an injection test and genuinely trip these circuits.  Therefore, ensuring the safety of you and your employees. Those large franchisees who will tell you this is not necessary will simply push button test these circuits. Usually, they will not even distinguish if it genuinely is a power circuit and putting it down to being a lighting circuit, thereby endangering the health and safety of your workplace.

At Voltec Maintenance we believe proper RCD and portable appliance testing conducted on a regular basis is the back bone of your OH&S requirement. Just by determining that all of your RCD’s are functioning properly on an interval-based time frame, will enable your business to have confidence in your ability to operate from and electrical standpoint. In the case that something did ever occur, you would have substantial proof of your efforts to provide a safe workplace for your employees. As all of our testing is kept down to the result for an individual CB from each DB, and compared over time. Therefore, RCD’s that start off tripping at 28 in 2016 that have slowly worked their way up to tripping at 134 in 2019, can be identified for replacement prior to these RCD’s becoming a nuisance, tripping on your and adversely affecting your ability to operate your business and feed your family.

Learn more about our RCD and other PAT testing services? Or contact us for more information.


 

Fire Protection

Why the Fire?

You may wonder why an electrical business in north Queensland would also complete testing on Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hoses and Fire Blankets. The answer is really simple, convenience for our clients. Examples of our multisite clients where they were organising several businesses to come into all their branches over North Queensland to perform the Fire Inspections, then they would have another guy coming in doing test and tag. 

Why the Fire? You may wonder why an electrical business in north Queensland would also complete testing on Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hoses and Fire Blankets. The answer is really simple, convenience for our clients. Examples of our multisite clients where they were organising several businesses to come into all their branches over North Queensland to perform the Fire Inspections, then they would have another guy coming in doing test and tag. 

Then finally they would have another guy come in and perform RCD testing and Emergency Exit Light testing. This whole ordeal would be a lengthy time-consuming process that would eat up their maintenance departments time and funds as each person who travelled to their sites would charge attendance fees. Furthermore, the quality of reporting would greatly differ from company to company and sometimes having to get a new business in would see completely different reporting which would make the actual OH&S situation seem unclear, thereby defeating the whole purposes of the testing. As we greatly care about of clients, our boys spending more time seeing clients than their own families, we could not sit back and watch them struggled.

Do you need electrical maintenance completed? Call us at 1120 0326511 today for an obligation-free quote or for free expert advice.


 

Power Tool Repairs

Are your power tools underperforming and in need of repairs? Just like everything else, power tools undergo wear and tear.

Since they are often susceptible to being abused and heavily used on a worksite, regular inspections are very important. Electric power tools eventually come to the end of their life span. However, there are many common electrical faults that can be rectified to bring your favourite worksite asset to life again. The most important step in keeping your power tools in top working condition is to ensure that they are stored properly, repaired when needed and tested correctly. At Voltec Maintenance, we conduct quality power tool repairs and testing and tagging to improve the life of your equipment.

Want to learn more about our power tool repair services? Contact us for a no-obligation quote.   

On top of this interval-based testing, which we take full ownership of, we will email you 4 weeks prior to testing with a calendar invitation to remind you to rebook with us. This allows for a seamless approach, to ensure your testing is conducted. We also take full ownership of faults and required rectification. It would be true to say that there are several companies out there who attempt to provide the services or Fire, Test & Tag, Exit Light Testing and RCD Testing. However, there are not many companies out there who offer all of these services across north Queensland, combined with the full fault rectification service like us. Whether it’s an RCD that needs replacement, or an exit light that needs to be completely switched out. We will take care of this for you, and in most cases, immediately that day on site. This service takes the job of you having to reach out to a further company to come in and quote this, find a time and organise this service. Which is what you will have to do if you decide to go with a large national franchise. Our electrical testing services not only provide convenience for our customers, but also peace of mind that the job will be completed at a high-quality standard.

If you are looking to take your OH&S requirements to the next level, and have your business properly looked after by locals who live and breathe safety in the workplace. Then look no further, we are here to support you for all of your electrical testing service needs. We look forward to meeting you and your team.

Learn more about our PAT testing and other electrical testing services, contact us today.