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Testing of Electrical Components for Commercial Cleaning Equipment

Posted: October 29, 2021

Do you know if your workplace is compliant? It is the duty of care of an employer to ensure the safety of their staff and visitors. This includes limiting the possibility of electric shock by ensuring electrical equipment is in good working order. The best way to do this is with an electrical maintenance program. Voltec Maintenance provides clients with professional test and tag services in Townsville and North-Queensland wide. As electrical safety experts, our services can help your workplace comply with the mandatory Queensland Government safety regulations from faulty electrical equipment and potential electrical dangers.

Want more information on testing of electronic components for your industry? Contact us for a test and tag quote.

Electrical Safety Tag Frequency – Cleaning Industry

Depending on your industry you may require more frequent intervals. Under the AS/NZS 3760 legislation, there are minimum time requirements for testing and tagging of equipment. In the cleaning industry, since most equipment is used on a consistent basis, it is recommended to tag and test these appliances every 6 months. Leaving too much time between testing and tagging can lead to dangerous appliances that may break or potentially even cause an injury. These types of work environments can often be extremely busy and fast-paced, and electrical inspections may not be the highest priority. However, neglecting or postponing inspections can potentially have an impact on employee safety.

General equipment that requires electrical tagging services

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Polishing machines
  • Floor scrubber
  • Pressure cleaners
  • Carpet cleaners
  • Steam cleaners

Want to get your workplace up to date with testing? Contact us for a no-obligation test and tag quote.

Our Electrical Safety Tagging Process

When you choose Voltec Maintenance to conduct your test and tag, you have the option to bring your equipment to us or we can come to you! If you decide to have your electrical equipment tested at our workshop, all you need to do is call our team and let us know when you want to bring it in. You can then drop off your equipment to 78 Mather Street, Garbutt and we will have your gear ready by the end of the day. If you need testing done sooner, we also offer on the spot testing, where we can test 20 commercial cleaning items in approximately 40-60 minutes. Since we are qualified electricians, any items that require repairs and maintenance can be completed on site. Alternatively, if you prefer our team to come to you, simply contact us and we will arrange a date and time to get your test and tag up to date. We can conduct our test and tag services with minimal disruption to you and your staff. 

Electrical Tagging Services at Voltec Maintenance

Many workplaces will have varying test and tag frequencies due to their own risk management policies and OHS regulations. Keeping a consistent testing and tagging schedule is vital in order to keep appliances in good condition. A general test and tag includes:

  • A visual check to ensure there are no obvious problems;
  • A series of electrical tests to ensure the safety of the item;
  • Tagging of the equipment to indicate to users that the item has been identified as safe in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010 and when the item is due to be tested again; and
  • A detailed report of testing conducted. 

Inspection and testing of electrical equipment must be carried out by a competent person who has the relevant knowledge, skills and qualifications to carry out the relevant inspection and testing. At Voltec Maintenance, our team are qualified electricians who hold all necessary licences to perform test and tag services. We also create a scope of testing during the quoting process to ensure all staff and clients understand what testing needs to be conducted.

Why Choose Voltec Maintenance?

At Voltec Maintenance, we work with commercial businesses to manage regular test and tag maintenance, so they stay compliant with regulations. We keep records of all the information in a test and tag register and supply clients with a summary of testing, certificate of compliance and a calendar invite for 6 months’ time. This process ensures that you’re always on time for retesting. If you need to set up a test and tag program in your business, contact us today.

Client Testimonials for Electrical Tagging Services

“The team were awesome, got all our tags up to date and we’re completely hassle free. Said what they said they would do and charged more than fairly for the work they did. Look forward to seeing you guys next round! Highly recommend! Thanks again guys.” - Empower Health NQ

Want more information about electrical safety tags and the cost of test and tag? Call us today.