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Relevant Legislation to Test & Tag AS/NZ 3760 

The following paragraphs are taken from the safework.nsw.gov.uk AS/NZ 3760 In service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

Between 2012-15

2054 Workers were injured

6 Permanently Disabled

5 Dead

If you are a business or employer (or other PCBU) you must make sure that electrical equipment is regularly inspected and tested by a competent person if the electrical equipment:

  • is supplied with electricity through an electrical socket outlet ('plug in' equipment), and

  • used in an environment in which its normal use exposes the equipment to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or a reduction in its expected life span, eg conditions such as exposure to moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals or dust.

149 Unsafe Electrical Equipment

1. A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that any unsafe electrical equipment at a workplace:

A. is disconnected from its electrical supply, and

B. once disconnected (or isolated)

i. is not reconnected until it is repaired or tested and found to be safe

ii is replaced or permanently removed from use

 

Maximum Penalty:

a. in case of an individual $3,600

b. in the case of a body corporate $18,000

 

2. For the purposes of this clause, electrical equipment or a component of electrical equipment is unsafe if there are reasonable grounds for believing is unsafe 

150 Inspection and testing of electrical equipment

1. A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that electrical equipment is regularly inspected and tested by a competent person if the electrical equipment is:

a. supplied with electricity through an electrical socket outlet, and

b. used in an environment in which the normal use of electrical equipment exposes the equipment to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or a reduction in its expected life span, including conditions that involve exposure to moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals or dust

 

Maximum Penalty:

a. in case of an individual $3,600

b. in the case of a body corporate $18,000

151 Untested electrical equipment not to be used

A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable that electrical equipment is not used if the equipment:

a. is required to be tested under clause 150, and 

b. has not been tested

Maximum Penalty:

a. in case of an individual $3,600

b. in the case of a body corporate $18,000