Testing and Tagging AS/NZS 3760:2010
Tic Tag Systems Core role is the Testing and Tagging of electrical equipment – from computers, office and workshop appliances right through to the vast range of 3 phase electrical appliances and power tools which are used in the harsh environment of mine sites and oil and gas operations, etc.
Electrical Testing is just part of our service. Our highly trained and passionate technicians employ a range of visual and manual checks to ensure that cracked casings, worn or frayed cables, faulty switches, etc are immediately reported to our client’s safety officers and removed from service to prevent injury or damage to plant.
We use the latest PAT Testing and Tagging systems including Australia’s most compact and most efficient Portable Appliance Testers. Our Portable Appliance Testers print durable, wear resistant ,colour coded tags incorporating a unique Asset ID and Barcode. Printed in seconds, they show all the information required as per Australian Standard AS/NZS3760:2003 including the technician's name, date of inspection, re-test date and upon request, your company logo can also be printed on the tag to assist with identifying the owner of equipment and minimise tools and equipment going missing or being stolen.
During Testing and Tagging all test results are logged automatically to the Portable Appliance Testers and on completion of Testing and Tagging the results are uploaded to a central database. Here reports can be generated, viewed and printed as required. An added benefit is when returning to site for the next quarterly Testing and Tagging visit, the previous results are uploaded to the Portable Appliance Testers and with the use of a barcode scanner the time taken to perform site wide testing is reduced even further.
Residual Current Device (Safety Switch) Testing AS/NZS3190:2002
RCD (Safety Switch) Testing is a potential life saver. Tic Tag Systems takes RCD Testing to its logical conclusion and are able to ensure that employer’s obligations are fully met and in addition giving peace of mind to all staff. RCD (Safety Switch) Testing is a regular requirement under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, and is carried out by Tic Tag Systems fully licensed technicians.
All manufacturers of RCD’s highly recommend regular testing with intervals ranging from weekly to monthly. The standard RCD test only involves testing to see if the manual trip button works or not. Tic Tag Systems provide a higher level of RCD Testing with our Multi Function Testers simulating multiple earth leakage currents and ensuring compliance to Table 3 of Australian Standard AS/NZS3190:2002. All tests (1× 2x 5x Rated Trip Current) are passed or failed by our Multi Function Testers and test results are automatically logged to the tester.
Many electricians would not be aware of how many milliseconds are acceptable for an RCD to trip under the Australian Standard AS/NZS3190:2002, our Multi Function Testers automatically manage all results and record the results on an electronic database where reports can be generated, viewed and printed as required. This saves a considerable amount of time and cost when the next site visits are carried out since the previous information is easily accessible.