Equipment testing and tagging
Testing and Tagging is a procedure of visually inspecting and testing appliances, tools, and equipment for damaged connections, guards, covers and plugs to ensure that it is compliant and safe to operate. Appliances like power tools, cleaning equipment, kitchen equipment and electrical power cords are used almost daily by workers are also the most exposed to damage, and can cause serious injuries or even death.
Under most state and territory regulations, these appliances must be tested and tagged on a regular basis by a qualified electrician to ensure safety and compliance with regulations. In order to comply with WHS legislation, all workplaces must demonstrate safe systems and working procedures.
Testing and tagging is required in Australia to ensure safe workplaces.