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Appliance Test and Tag Part 1


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Part 1 in the Appliance Test and Tag Series

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Appliance Test and Tag Part 1

  1. 1. Appliance Test and Tagging<br />Part 1<br />Introduction<br />Series presented by Acme Test and Tagging<br /><br />
  2. 2. The information provided in this series is general in nature and is intended to be used as an introduction only.<br />Although test and tagging is performed in many countries, this presentation highlights it’s use in Australia and New Zealand.<br />Series presented by Acme Test and Tagging<br /><br />
  3. 3. What is Test and Tagging?<br />
  4. 4. Test and Tagging is the process of inspecting and testing electrical appliances to determine if they are electrically safe for personal use.<br />
  5. 5. It is also referred to as lead taggingor portable appliance testing.<br />
  6. 6. The official term isin-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.<br />
  7. 7. It is performed on electrical appliances that connect to the electricity supply by a flexible power cord with a connecting device, typically a plug.<br />
  8. 8. The general rule-of-thumb is;if you plug it in, it should be tested.<br />
  9. 9. Appliances that are "hard-wired" direct into the building’s power circuit are not required to be test and tagged.<br />For example: ceiling lights, heavy plant, many types of air conditioners etc.<br />
  10. 10. The Standard AS/NZS 3760 specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage appliances.<br />Copies of this Standard can be purchased throughSaiGlobal<br />
  11. 11. The test and tag process involves two key steps.<br />Visually inspecting the appliance, lead and connecting device for any obvious damage, missing components etc<br />Electrically testing the appliance<br />
  12. 12. Approximately 90% of all defects are established during the inspection.<br />
  13. 13. Should the appliance fail either the visual inspection or electrical testing, it must be labelled to indicate it is defective and be withdrawn from service pending repair or being discarded.<br />
  14. 14. Should the appliance pass both the visual inspection and electrical testing, a durable, non-reusable, non-metallic tag shall be fitted to the appliance, typically on the flexible supply lead about one hand span from the plug. <br />
  15. 15. Why Test & Tag?<br />
  16. 16. The reason we test and tag is;<br />for the safety of persons using the appliance(s)<br />for the proper discharge of the obligations of employers and employees, as listed in legislation covering occupational health and safety matters.<br />
  17. 17. Consideration must be given to localLegislations, Industry Standards and/or Codes of Practicethat may have different requirements and the better practice should always be adopted.<br />
  18. 18. Test and tagging has always been, and always will be, about reducing the risk of workers and other people being injured or killed due to electric shock from faulty appliances.<br />
  19. 19. For more information about test and tagging of electrical appliances, visitAcme Test and Tagging<br />