Frequently Asked Questions
Being compliant to the Australian Standard – AS/NZS 3760 is critical as an Employer and to the workplace to ensure you are safe from injury and risks to heath, but we understand that you may need a little more information about we conduct our tests and why we test yours, please see below for some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that employees and visitors to the workplace are safe from injury and risks to health. You must therefore manage any safety risks surrounding electrical hazards, in accordance with the requirements of the OHS and WHS Acts and regulations around Australia You must apply a systematic risk management approach to eliminate or control the risk of electrical hazards. After the risk assessment, you can then implement a range of control measures including:
- routine visual checks
- regular inspection
- use of residual current devices (RCDs)
- and, testing of identified electrical equipment.
From time to time an item will fail and there is a responsibility from the technician to report the defective item and label it accordingly. These items are withdrawn from use and depending on the fault further testing or repairs can be completed to fix the fault.