FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Thermal imaging cameras are able to produce a crisp image in the darkest of environments. Due to their special calibration thermal imaging cameras can also measure temperatures in a non-contact mode which is imperative for electrical safety testing.
Furthermore, thermal imaging is extremely suitable for a wide variety of applications, can help you save money, and more importantly, identify issues that would ordinarily go un-noticed and therefore save lives.
Your RCD, or safety switch panel protects you from electrocution and electrical fires. These devices are designed to cut off the supply of electricity to protect you from faults. This will then prevent workplace injuries and potential fatalities.
RCDs are a legal requirement in any workplace and must be regularly tested to remain compliant. This will furthermore avoid putting your employees and your livelihood at risk.
The following documentation must be kept for all RCDs:
- Register of all equipment
- Record of formal inspection & tests
- Repair register
- Record of all faulty equipment showing details of services & corrective action
The RCD Test Results:
- Testers name who carried out the test
- Date testing carried out & re-test date
- Result from testing – Pass/Fail
- License no. of the electrician or certificate no. of the competent person carrying out the testing
- Asset Id No of the items tested
Please see our frequency table for information on required testing intervals.
These services are essential if your workplace uses any electrical equipment. This is including dishwasher, tools, heating systems, computers, etc. Testing and tagging your equipment is required for compliance with government business safety regulations.
Furthermore, aside from compliance, regular testing & tagging gives you peace of mind. You will know your equipment is safe and your staff and customers are protected too. This is also a key element of any well-rounded risk-management plan.
Also, testing and tagging is a also a great way of ensuring regular maintenance of your equipment and will prolong its life.
Regular electrical testing helps to identify potential electrical hazards and equipment malfunction so you can replace or make repairs before it becomes a danger.
This helps prevent unexpected breakdowns and allows you to manage equipment replacements more efficiently.
Tagging your equipment following electrical testing is a way of identifying whether or not equipment is faulty (any faulty equipment should then be removed), and the date of its last electrical test.
Testing and tagging go hand in hand and should be an integral part of your electrical safety plan.
This type of testing and tagging must be undertaken by a qualified electrical contractor.
Generally, 12 months or critical sites 6 months.
Thermal Scanning is not a legal requirement, but is often insisted on by insurers.
Also, RCD Testing & Appliance Testing & Tagging is in the WHS Act. This therefore makes it a legal requirement for the workplace.
Half day onsite $750.00
Full day onsite $1100.00
RCD Testing Full Test with times recorded $10.00 per RCD
Push Button Test $5.00 per RCD
Appliance Testing & Tagging $2.50 – $4 per Tag depending on amount of tags & access times (after business hours for example)
You will receive a full report following each inspection, with areas of concern highlighted. Furthermore a summary of actions that needs to be taken.
You will receive a safety certificate for all equipment that is found to be in full working order and complies with the Electrical Safety Act 1988 and Electrical Safety Installation Regulations 2009 within 5 days of completing the test.