We are required to comply with regulations regarding portable appliance testing?
Under Health & Safety and Electrical Regulations, every employer must provide an electrically safe workplace e.g. schools, businesses, offices, factories, workshops, hotels, hospitals, building sites etc.
In the event of an accident you need to be able to show Worksafe that you have taken all practicable steps to ensure all electrical items are safe. Any piece of equipment which is powered by electrical energy and that can be plugged into a wall socket must be tested and carry a current test tag. If you do not have a record of portable appliance testing having been performed on the electrical items within your premises, then you risk prosecution. Standards New Zealand has issued AS/NZS 3760:2010 which details the types of tests required and their frequency.
At Brien Electrical we can provide the testing and tagging of your appliances to meet with Worksafe requirements and the Standard. We will provide you with a test report, keep a record of all tests for you and remind you when your appliances need to be tested again. We can remove the risk to you as well as saving you time and money.