The current Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 specifies electrical testing required to be conducted in order to confirm the electrical safety of an item.
Our Technicians use a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) to conduct these tests, and it remains one of the most comprehensive and efficient methods of ensuring an items electrical safety. Our service men each hold Restricted Electrical Licences to be able to conduct Test N Tag in your store.
All electrical equipment in the workplace (any equipment in your store that plugs into the wall) must be regularly tested and tagged to determine whether the appliance is electrically safe for use.
 
RHQ tests and tags all types of electrical refrigeration, cooking, heating and HVAC equipment, including:
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FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR STAFF, MAKE SURE THAT ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL ITEMS ARE FIT FOR SERVICE AND THOSE DEEMED UNWORTHY ARE REMOVED FROM SERVICE TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK.

The following table is an extract from AS/NZS 3760:2010 defining the fixed set of times that each type of equipment must be Test N Tagged.
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Indicative testing and inspection intervals for electrical equipment
(CAUTION: This page must be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3760 as a whole, and particularly 2.1)
Type of environment and/or equipment
Interval between inspection and tests
Equipment including Class I equipment, Class II Equipment, cord sets, cord extenstion sets and EPODs
Residual current devices (RCDs)
Push-button test – by user
Operating time and push-button test
(a)
(b)
Portable
(c)
Fixed
(d)
Portable
(e)
Fixed
(f)
1 Factories, Workshops, places of Manufacture, Assembly Maintenance or fabrication
6 months
Daily, or before every use whichever is the longer
6 months
12 months
12 months
2 Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment
12 months
3 months
6 months
12 months
12 months
3 Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use & is NOT open to abuse s and is NOT in a hostile environment
5 years
3 months
6 months
2 years
2 years
Type of environment and/or equipment
Interval between inspection and tests
Equipment including Class I equipment, Class II Equipment, cord sets, cord extenstion sets and EPODs
Residual current devices (RCDs)
Push-button test – by user
Operating time and push-button test
(a)
(b)
Portable
(c)
Fixed
(d)
Portable
(e)
Fixed
(f)
4 Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses, and the like
2 Years
6 months
6 months
2 years
2 years
5 Equipment used for commercial cleaning
6 months
Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer
N/A
6 months
N/A
6 Hire equipment:
Inspection
Test and tag
Prior to hire
Including push-button test by hirer prior to hire
N/A
N/A
3 months
N/A
3 months
12 months
7 Repaired, serviced and second-hand equipment
After repair or service which could affect electrical safety, or on reintroduction to service, refer to AS/NZS 5762
Electrical testing services are provided in all Brisbane suburbs.