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Why Do I Need To Test and Tag?

Why Do I Need To Test and Tag?

Why Test and Tag? Having your workplace tested and tagged helps to avoid the risk of an injury to an employee, client or other third party. Compliance with Occupational Health & Safety requires that an employer must ensure that any risk of injury from electricity at a place of work is eliminated or that the risk is controlled by regular test and tag, maintenance and inspection of all electrical equipment to ensure that it remains safe for use. Records must be kept of all inspections made and maintenance carried out on all electrical appliances, specific details need to be kept as required by the act.  The purpose of testing electrical equipment is to detect any adverse conditions that could render it electrically unsafe. Australian Standard AS-3760:2010 Portable Appliance Testing – The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 clearly defines the requirements of routine inspection and testing of in-service electrical equipment.  In-service testing is necessary for the safety of persons using the equipment and for the proper discharge of the obligations of employers and employees, as listed in legislation covering occupational health and safety matters. Test and Tag Frequency – Retesting The Standard specifies the minimum testing and inspection intervals for electrical equipment.  Inspection and testing intervals can range from 3 months, 6 months, 12 months up to 5 years testing schedules.  To determine what test and tag frequency your workplace should be click here and read our easy test and tag frequency guide. Within some industries you are also required to test and tag using specific colours to enable Worksafe to see in one glance that you are complying to...
Microwave Radiation Testing

Microwave Radiation Testing

All Microwaves should be tested and tagged every year under Australian Standard AS3350.2.25 & As/NZ 3760.  Testing your microwaves ensures that they are compliant with safety regulations. When testing  a microwave we are checking that the radiation levels around the microwave are below 5mW/cm2.  If the results are above these allowable limits than it is recommended that the unit be repaired or disposed of. Three tests are preformed on each microwave: 1. Physical damage inspection 2. Power outage 3. Radiation Leakage With A1 Testing and Tagging you will receive a report and barcoded tags on your power lead to provide easy to see certification. To find out more or to organise Microwave radiation testing at your work place contact A1 Testing and Tagging on 1300 303 759 What is Microwave Radiation? Microwaves use a small amount of radiation to cook your food. This radiation can leak and penetrate through  any living tissue, even you.  Making exposure to leaking or damaged microwaves  quite harmful to your health.   Radiation leakage is only present as long as the microwave is turned on, but standing too close as your food cooks and peering into its little window could be having surprisingly negative effects on your health. What causes Microwaves to Leak? Many simple things can damage your microwave and cause it to leak. Basic wear and tear from slamming the oven door and dirt and food particles in the seals and hinges will cause the microwave’s seal to lessen its effectiveness  increasing the risk of a leak. What we have found while Testing and Tagging Microwaves A1 Testing and Tagging has conducted an in-house study...
ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008

Date: 11/01/2013 Why A1 Testing and Tagging is using a ISO 9001:2008? A1 Testing and Tagging has officially received the certification for our management system to be registered as an ISO 9001:2008. This means that our high quality management system is audited every year to ensure compliance with the international standard ISO 9001:2008. We are so proud of this achievement as A1 Testing and Tagging is constantly growing and always improving its systems. This quality management system is the worlds most recognised.  The ISO 9001 is designed to help organisations meet the needs of their customers thus improving customer service significantly. What are the benefits of it? Allows service with us to be constantly great no matter your technician or work site It will allow us to set a bench mark and constantly improve our service so that you are getting the best test and tag technicians in Australia It will motivate our employees to be more efficient and effective. It will also broaden our customer base as it will allow us to work with some of the largest companies in Australia. This will also help us to cut costs and improve our processes to provide you with greater service at a more competitive rate. We are looking to increase customer satisfaction and this is the right place to start it will also allow us to become more environmentally friendly with the ultimate goal of having a paperless office. Who does it benefit? ISO stands for International Standards Organisation.  The ISO 9001 is a recognised  Quality Management System that ensures efficiency and high quality of product and service provided.  Having...
This Year at A1 Testing and Tagging (2012)

This Year at A1 Testing and Tagging (2012)

By Emily Fear December 21, 2012 Another successful year of business has come to an end for A1 Testing and Tagging. This year A1 Testing and Tagging have expanded into the Australian electrical safety market through franchising and  gaining our Australian ISO 9001:2008. This allows us to be one of the only testing and tagging firms to have an ISO: 9001 operating system that means working with us is better than ever. This is a step in the right director as our we plan to position ourselves as the test and tag match for large corporate business . Our new franchising  opportunities will allow us to meet customers needs Australia Wide and have a national service with great quality control meaning that the service you experience in Victoria is the same excellent service that you can experience testing and tagging in Sydney, Geelong, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane and Darwin. In doing this we have ventured out on our marketing front, updating our website which now includes an online store and using new types of advertising materials (online and print).  We feel that our new updated website reflects the professionalism we strive to attach to every aspect of our service to our customers. We are very excited about how this new changes have improved the business and can’t wait to see how the business will develop in the New Year. From everyone here at A1 Testing and Tagging we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column]...
Geelong Test and Tag Van

Geelong Test and Tag Van

  December 14, 2012 The new A1 Testing and Tagging Franchise in Geelong is moving electrifying quick to get his franchise up and running. Chris has recently joined our team and heads up the test and tag Geelong  already helping business throughout the Geelong area comply with safety regulations AS3760-2010. To help make him more recognisable throughout the community, his once plain white van has been transformed into a striking A1 Testing and Tagging car wrap. So if you see Chris and his van, be sure to visit our Facebook page and tell us what you think. Our Geelong Test and Tag service provides its service to all suburbs throughout the Geelong area: Geelong, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Belmont, Breakwater, Corio, Clifton Springs, Drumcondra, Drysdale, East Geelong, Grovedale, Herne Hill, Highton, Lara, Leopold, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Norlane, North Geelong, North Shore, Newcomb, Ocean Grove, St Albans Park, South Geelong,Surf Coast, Torquay, Waurn Ponds, West Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Armstrong Creek, Bannockburn, Batesford, Fynsford, Lovely Banks, Marshall, Newtown, Norlane, Thomson, Wandana Heights, Whittington, Winchelsea. Altona, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Melton, Point Cook, Seabrook, Seaholme, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Wyndham...
Being a Tester

Being a Tester

Being a Tester By Emily Fear November 9, 2012   Being a Tester is hard work as you never quite know what kind of working environment you may be working in.   As like any other contractor your conditions vary from offices and shops to heavy manufacturing factories. A1 Testing and Tagging are now providing non-tear Military Grade Tags and tear resistant Office Quality Tags, which give any Tester the opportunity to use the most appropriate and cost efficient tags for different job scenarios. The quality of tags used no matter what type of work environment you are operating in, is important. A1 Testing and Tagging with its 9 years of industry experience recognise this and are working towards a brighter future for Testers everywhere. To find out more information or purchase some of these tags, visit our online store now....
New Product

New Product

  New Product By Emily Fear October 26, 2012   This new RCD Tester Kit is efficient and easy to use, as it both  data logs and prints out customisable tags.  It comes with a scanner that can help to reduce testing time and has an added special feature of being able to microwave test. This new machine is a revolutionary new way to test RCD’s and microwave leakage and the usefulness of detailed data entry. This Kit prints out tags with all all relevant details, and further provides the tools for detailed data logs and printed test results for customers, giving your business the most profession image possible. (includes an easy to read...
Faulty Powerboards

Faulty Powerboards

No matter if you are in an office, shop or a factory, make sure you’re tested and tagged, it’s for your safety. You can read our PowerBoard Safety Tips here. Everyday people make the mistake of being too complacent about the electrical items that surround them. Common items such as power boards like this one, fail all the time and can lead to electrical shocks and in extreme cases fires or death within the workplace. Right now it is your chance to make sure your workplace is as secure as possible. Call A1 Testing and Tagging now: 1300 303...