Implementing and maintaining testing and tagging can seem to be another compliance burden but if you are in business – either commercial premises, retail premises or offices, then every electrical
Test and tagging is one way to help protect your staff, clients
The nature and frequency of inspecting and testing of electrical items will vary depending on the nature of the workplace and the risks associated with the electrical equipment.
As a general rule of thumb electrical items should be tested and tag every 12 months. More high risk areas more frequent testing is required. For example;
- Electrical equipment used in manufacturing and workshop environments every 6 months
- Commercial electrical equipment every 6 months
- Portable electrical tools & hire equipment every 3 months
- Office equipment every 12 months
Log Book or another similar form of record is required to be kept. We take care of this hassel for you by providing an electronic record with every invoice and we retain a backup if yours ever goes walk about.
Additional advantages of an electronic logbook:
- It ensures there is a permanent record of inspections and testing carried out, as a backup if tags are damaged or removed
- Facilitates internal audits
- Allows more detailed information to be recorded.
Unlike general test and tag companies, we as electricians can also carry out any on the spot repairs to make items pass / compliant.
We can also test your emergency lighting and safety switches to offer a complete electrical safety check for your business.
Tip / Advice: Make sure whoever does your test & tag ‘tests’ the appliance and is not just tagging item!
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Smoke alarms save lives. Without them in your home, your risk of death from a house fire is up to 3 times higher. Nearly half of all house fire deaths occur when people are sleeping.
Fire and Emergency Services recommends all homes are fitted with photoelectric smoke alarms (not ionization types).
Photoelectric smoke alarms are more effective than ionization types because they 'see' the smoke by detecting visible particles of combustion. For this reason, they are good at detecting smoldering fires and dense smoke and are not as prone to false alarms (from cooking etc.).
There are 2 kinds of photoelectric smoke alarms:
240-volt smoke alarms (also called 'hard-wired smoke alarms'). These are connected to the house electrical system and have a battery
9-volt smoke alarms (also called 'battery-operated smoke alarms') are stand-alone battery operated alarms.
Legislation has also been brought in that if you sell or rent your property that all homes must be fitted with photoelectric smoke detectors before sale or renting - so don't wait until then, make your home safe now!
Contact K&J Burns the electrical experts for a free quote to install a smoke alarm or convert to photoelectric today!