Not all electrical appliances used in your workplace need to be test and tagged.
The Standard AS/NZS 3760 includes details of a number of types of appliances that can be excluded.
The main exclusions are:
- Appliances that are “hard wired” to the power supply ie they don’t have a plug or connecting device and can’t be unplugged from the supply outlet
- Demonstration stock used in retail and wholesale outlets
- Are installed at a height greater than 2.5 metres from the floor or platform
Full details can be found in clause 1.1 of the Standard AS/NZS 3760.
The reason for these exclusions is mainly because these types of appliances are deemed to be impractical to test or tag or present a very low risk of electric shock.
In Australia appliances that are brand new and being put into service for the first time can have a “new to service” tag attached without undergoing the full test and tag procedure.
As part of our test and tagging service ACME provides a free on-site workplace assessment service to help you identify what needs to be done and what doesn’t.