Electrical Testing & Tagging
Electrical testing and tagging refers to the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing in-service electrical equipment for personal safety. Electrical testing and tagging typically involves visually checking for obvious damage or defects in low voltage single phase and poly-phase electrical equipment and for discoloration that may indicate exposure to heat, chemicals or moisture. A number of electrical tests are then conducted to measure earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity. Workplace safety authorities in different Australian states and territories conduct regular audits of commercial and industrial sites to ensure that employers provide and maintain a safe workplace, which includes maintaining safety in the use of electrical equipment.