Frequently Asked Questions
Q . What is Test and Tag ?
Test and Tag is a procedure which minimises the risk of electrical shock. Each piece of equipment is tested to standards, and then either tagged as a pass or fail at regular intervals. A record of these tests is kept as part of your overall OH&S risk management documentation.
Q . What is an RCD (Safety Switch) ?
A residual current device (RCD) is an electrical safety device that helps to prevent electrical injuries and fatalities. When using electrical equipment that is faulty it can lead to serious electric shocks or electrocution. An RCD is designed to immediately switch the electricity off once a fault is recognised, in doing so this prevents an elctrical shock hazard. An RCD also reduces the risk of electrical fires.
Q . Does our RCD need testing ?
Yes they do, if you are managing or are the owner of a workplace, it is mandatory to make sure that RCD's are tested regularly by a competent person to ensure they are working effectively. A record of testing must be kept until the device is next tested or disposed of.
Q . Can you repair our items if they fail testing procedure ?
All our technicians are qualified electricians, therefore there is no limit to what we can replace or repair whilst already on site carrying out testing procedures. This means less expenses for call backs and less downtime for your business.
Q . Are JAE Electrical & Compliance Services registered electrical contractors ?
Yes, we are fully registered electrical contractors in every state of Australia holding all current licences and insurances.
Q .Do you test 3 Phase equipment ?
Yes, we can test 3 phase equipment and unlike a lot of competitors this is not at an extra charge, it will be included in the normal per item pricing schedule provided to your business
Q . Do new items need to be tested ?
New items don’t require testing, but they must still be tagged 'once in service' to the requirements of AS/NZS 3760. At JAE we can provide 'new to service' tags for your business.
Q . How much will Test and Tag and or RCD testing cost ?
Test & Tag and RCD fees are based on the number of tests we complete for you. This test rate includes all labour, Tags (labels) and extensive reporting.
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