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If you are new to having your appliances tested, you might be asking, “Do I really need to do it?”

The short answer is yes. All workplaces are required to be kept as safe as possible. This includes ensuring that all equipment is electrically safe as well as in good condition and maintained correctly.

The “Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Division 2 –Primary duty of Care, states in part:

(1) A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of-
  (a) workers engaged, or caused to be engaged by the person; and
  (b) workers whose activities in carrying out work are influenced or directed by the person;
  while the workers are at work in the business or undertaking.
(2) A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of other persons is not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking

Furthermore, the “Electrical Safety Act 2002 Queensland, Part 2, Division 2, Section 30 states:

30 Obligation of employer or self-employed person

(1) This section applies to an employer or self-employed person.
(2) A person to whom this section applies has an obligation to ensure that the person’s business or undertaking is conducted in a way that is electrically safe.
(3) Without limiting subsection (2), the obligation includes—
  (a) ensuring that all electrical equipment used in the conduct of the person’s business or undertaking is electrically safe; and
  (b) if the person’s business or undertaking includes the performance of electrical work, ensuring the electrical safety of all persons and property likely to be affected by the electrical work; and
  (c) if the person’s business or undertaking includes the performance of work, whether or not electrical work, involving contact with, or being near to, exposed parts, ensuring persons performing the work are electrically safe.

This is why Testing and Tagging equipment has become so essential. It provides you with a way to meet your duties regarding safety.

And let's not forget, it’s not just personal safety that is enhanced. An electrical fault could also lead to fire, which could destroy your entire business!