Are your appliances coming due or overdue for retesting and you aren’t sure what to do?
Don’t worry, our test and tagging service is still open for business as usual. Well, not exactly as usual. We have had to change a few aspects of what we do on-site in regard to implementing social distancing and safe hygiene strategies.
The common question we are getting asked is along the line of “Do I still need to have the appliances retested if there’s no one in the office / on-site?”.
There are a few elements you need to consider when deciding whether it is a good time to have the retesting done or not;
The main thing to consider is nothing has changed in regard to your main consideration is your risk assessment. If your business has temporarily ceased operating then nobody is using the electrical appliances and therefore it would be fair to say there is no risk of electric shock related injuries occurring and there’s no need to have the appliances retested just now.
If your business is still operating, even at a reduced level, then the appliances being used should be retested if they are due.
This information is general in nature, should be used as a guide only and read in conjunction with the relevant Standard(s), State and/or Federal Legislation, Codes of Practice and Industry Standards specific to your workplace. A proper risk assessment should be under taken before acting on the information provided in this document or any related material. Further information can also be obtained from your local Workplace Authority, Electrical Safety Authority or a suitably qualified persons. This article is copyright protected.