Would Your Test And Tag Program Pass A Safety Audit?
Test and tagging is now an essential part of every workplace safety program to help ensure the safety of persons using electrical appliances.
Contrary to common belief a compliant test and tag program involves more than just getting the appliances checked every so often and a tag put on the lead.
And there lies the problem facing those responsible for safety in their workplace; there is very little information available about what needs to be included to make the program fully compliant.
On top of that, getting it wrong can have serious consequences for the business owner, the business and their people. Here are just a few;
- Electric shock near misses or incidents occurring
- Getting hit with untimely and often costly Provisional Improvement Notices by a WorkSafe Inspector
- Fines or legal action against owners, managers and supervisors for breaches of workplace safety obligations
- Failing QA systems audits
- Industrial relations problems with the workforce
- Mobile technicians not being able to use their appliances on sites
Any of these can adversely impact your business.
I you don’t get caught on the back foot, so I have put together a super easy checklist covering the 17 essential components that make up a fully compliant test and tag program.
You can use this checklist in many ways, including;
- When setting up a program to ensure you have everything in place
- To check your existing program has everything in place
- As an aid when reviewing your existing program
It’s a free download and you can get it right now.
Test And Tag Program
17 Point Self-Assessment Check List
If you have a test and tag program running in your workplace or are in the process of setting one up, you will find this super easy check list really handy.