THE PROCESS OF TESTING AND TAGGING OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
The process begins with a careful visual inspection of the appliance to check for any frayed or damaged wiring or any other defects, inspection of the plug and pins, and any damage to the body of the appliance which could be of potential risk.
Electrical Testing using Portable Appliance Tester
If the appliance passes the visual inspection it is then tested electrically with a
Portable Appliance Tester otherwise known as a PAT.
The PAT will run a series of tests which may include leakage, polarity, insulation resistance and earth continuity.
Safety switches, both portable and fixed also require a trip time test.
Tagging of tested Appliances
If the appliance passed the visual and electrical test, it will then be tagged
with a label to say it has passed according to AS/NZS 3760:2010.
The label will include the date of the test and retest, our company details and license number.
If the appliance fails, then it will tagged appropriately and shall be removed from service until a time that a corrective measure has been taken. The faulty appliance can either be repaired then re-tested before being put back into service or otherwise discarded.
A report of all the testing carried out will be provided to you for your records, which you are required to keep for a period of 7 years.