Displaying the correct information on the tags attached to the appliances is an essential part of ensuring your test tag program is fully compliant with the requirements of AS/NZS 3760.
Despite the latest version of the standard making it very clear about what must be displayed on the tags, I still lots of tags with incorrect information that makes them non-compliant. In the majority of cases they have been attached by a person / business who provided the test and tag service as a side-line service to their core business function.
Here is an example of tags we found on appliances at a site we recently serviced.
Although this tag displays a “valid from test date” period, the standard states it must (is mandatory to) display “Date When Next Retest Is Due“. This means an actual date must be displayed, not a time period or interval. In this example it should display 10/10/17 0r 10 October 2017.
I do not think WorkSafe would issue a rectification notice based on this issue alone however if they observe this on top of a number of other things it might give them reason to start looking harder in other areas. You may notice that as well as having a non-compliant format, the retesting was 2 years overdue.
If you are running a certified Q&A program, a small issue such as a non-compliant tag could increase the risk of failing an audit.
My advice is to get everything correct first up, keep your program up to date etc and they will have nothing to get you on.
PS See also my post September 2017 title “Can Non-compliant Tags Invalidate Your Program?”
PPS Check out my 17 Point Test Tag Program Self Assessment Checklist