It is essential to have all electrical appliances tested and tagged to meet the Australian Standards and most importantly the safety of everyone. Inspect and Tag personnel are trained to the Australian Standards to test and tag electrical leads and equipment on your site.
Recently in a commercial kitchen, these items were found to fail the test and tag test. They all failed on the earth test. Thus if they shorted out (i.e. an electrical short or fault) which is a high probability as a item used in cooking. They would have not been earth protected and this could easily resulting in a fire or even worse a personnel injury or death.
As part of our obligation to our clients the items were shown to the responsible person and removed for destruction. The figures show 96% of electrocution reported in Australia is determined as unintentional.
Every faulty item found and removed reduces greatly the risk of a accident from electrocution in your workplace.