Testing and Tagging involves visual inspection and electrical testing of electrical devices by approved and licensed electricians only. Once deemed safe and compliant, the item is then tagged with an approved label.
- Ensure yourself, your staff and clients are protected from electrical and fire hazards
- Have peace of mind that your electrical equipment complies with your insurance policy
- Comply knowing your site meets Worksafe NZ requirements
When you choose CDI Electrical for your testing + tagging you can rest assured you are in good hands. Being a registered Electrician (holding current practicing licence) allows for faults to be rectified on site, allowing minimal downtime to tradesmen.
Darren Calkin is a member of Site Safe and holds a Certificate in Construction Safety.
Involved in the industry for nearly 30 years and now applying the extensive knowledge and experience towards Testing and Tagging. Trained in the use of Sonel iPAT.
"Darren Calkin has been carrying out the test and tagging for Vacuum One and Ventilation One for over a year now, Darren is professional, punctual, reliable and a pleasure to work with. Vacuum One and Ventilation One carries out work for some of New Zealand's biggest home builders and I would urge you to use Darren's professional services.
I have also passed on Darren's details to customers and friends with business for all their test and tag needs."
Vincent Jacobs | Sales Director
Vacuum One and Ventilation One
Why do you need to test and tag?
- Protect you, your staff and your clients from electric shock and fire hazard,
- Ensure compliance with your insurance policy in that "reasonable care" is being taken,
- Meets Worksafe NZ requirements that "all practicable steps" have been taken to ensure electrical safety,
- Failure to test and tag leading to an accident with an untagged appliance could result in prosecution by Worksafe NZ leading to a fine of $500,000 and/or 2 years imprisonment. Pending legislation due 1 April 2015 will see penalties increase even further.
Who can test?
No electrical registration is required to be able to test but the standard states that you must be trained and competent. Competency is a grey area but one way to test the level of competency is how would a person prove their competency in a Court following an accident?
What to test?
Any appliance or cord that has a 240v plug attached to it.
How to test?
Testing is completed in accordance with AS/NZS 3760.
How often to test?
AS/NZS 3760 dictates the frequency of testing but depending on the environment of where the appliance is being used, this is between 3 months and 5 years.
"Darren has been a service provider to Cardinal Logistics for a number of years and has proven to be professional, reliable and cost effective. It is a pleasure dealing with Darren. "
Charles Smith | Quality and Compliance Manager, Cardinal Logistics
"Thank you for your great service this week. The team was impressed with your tool box talk presentation, and I think that your service was really good."
Les | TIMCO