For benefits of electrical testing and tagging, the local law has strict standards and guidelines to be followed. The Health and safety at work Act 1974 puts a duty of care upon both employer
and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self-employed.
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) states the below:
- Where appliances are used by employees.
- Where the public may use appliances in places such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
- Where appliances are supplied or hired.
- Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependent upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependent upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.
However, it is important to understand the complexity of the task and to know when to call an electrician.
Be it in your house or the workplace, the use of electronic devices and equipment is bound to happen. These appliances and devices are now a non-negotiable part of our daily lives helping in making our daily tasks easier. The electrical devices, as with any other equipment, are also bound to have a technical breakdown. Which in turn causes disruption in their normal functioning over time. These outdated and defective electrical connections can cause accidental shocks, fires, and other damages as well. This is where electrical testing and tagging comes handy and the benefits of fixed wire testing and tagging are many.
What is electrical testing?
All electronic devices and are connections are physically inspected during the process of testing and tagging for their functionality test. To check devices for errors the polarity test is performed. These tests also include overload checking as well as careful inspection of the outlet capacity. A check for whether they meet the electrical safety regulations is performed. Later, all the inspected devices are tagged with “All Okay” as a sign of no faults. If in case any faults are detected they are labelled accordingly.
So, in short testing and tagging lets, you know the condition of your electronic devices and helps you ensure that every device operates efficiently and safely. Some other reasons why you should get your electrical testing done are:
It reduces the risk of legal actions and liabilities owing to damages arising from employee consumer or tenant injuries or deaths.
It reduces the risk of monetary fines or rectification orders being given by a safety inspectors due to any breach of the obligatory regulations.
It helps to keep the insurance premiums low and makes sure that insurance is not voided because your property did not comply with relevant laws or owing to ‘lack of due diligence’.
All this offers you a greater peace of mind by identifying the potential dangers and defected appliances and removing them from service before they cause any untoward incident. Electrical testing and tagging is, therefore, a boon to all!
So if you still haven’t done electrical testing for your house/office space and are looking for a trusted agency to do the same. Then talk to us at Re-Electricals, a team of trained and well-acquainted electricians.