Electrical 4 Outlet PowerPoint

Electrical lead outlets are very common. They can be in a 2 outlet, 4 outlet, 5 outlet or a 6 outlet. They can be found on construction sites, offices, education facilities and anywhere power is used.

Inspect and Tag personnel are trained to test and tag electrical leads and equipment to Australian Standards AS/NZ3760. We could say on average each workplace has 1.5 electrical outlet PowerPoint per worker. Some of these are cheap imports and can cause danger to the operator.

At the workplace of a regular client, this electrical 4 outlet PowerPoint failed. Our service personnel showed the responsible person immediately. He was shocked as it would have been tested and tagged (passed) 12 months earlier as required by the Australian Standards. This was correct but shows the importance of keeping to the Australian Standards and having the appropriate test and tag testing done on time.

The staff whose desk this electrical 4 outlet PowerPoint was located under was not at all surprised. As several times recently there was a fault in the power supply and the power turned off of its own accord.

The Australian Standards are there as a guide what is required. If on a assessment you find your site needs the testing more often, that then would be a good procedure to put in place. Inspect and Tag do contact you when your testing is due and we can tailor a timeframe for your persific workplace.

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Broken Electrical Items

Recently at a large education facility, Inspect and Tag was contracted to do the test and tag and do the timed RCD testing.

This sandwich toaster was discovered in the student lunch room. The toaster passes the electrical test and tag but it is broken handle making it a danger to any user.

Inspect and Tag personnel are trained to be conscious and serious about your safety .This item was shown to the person responsible and removed for destruction. Any item especially electrical – broken. Should be removed and either repaired or destroyed immediately.

You may say it is only a broken handle. Yes – but the top plate has electricity flowing into it and the handle being broken puts extra strain on the wires, etc. making the unit a danger to all users.

A price cannot be placed on life. So please ensure not only are your appliances electrically safe but are not broken.

Kitchen Appliances

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.

Extension Leads

At a construction site recently these extension leads where located. The first lead although no bare wires are exposed is unsafe. The wires stripped back so the double insulation is missing, makes the lead fail. The second lead which was a surprise to find. The outer insulating shield has cracked – not only at one point but most of the length. This has exposed the single insulated wire at many points.

Inspect and Tag personnel first showed the site foreman and then removed both the leads for destruction. The contractor was not at all happy as he believed they were safe and he was happy to use them. They are clearly, as by the Australian Standards are deemed unsafe.

From July 2000 to October 2011, there was 321 deaths reported in Australia from electrocution. 16.6% of these involved electrical appliances.

So it is imperative that faulty items are removed to reduce this danger of death.

Picture – Electrical Lead Tested, Tagged and SAFE to use. Please ensure all leads have a current tagging date and have no visual exposed wires before each use. To ensure safety every time you use an electrical item.

Electrical Test and Tag

Inspect and Tag personnel are trained to the Australian Standards AS/NZ3760 to test and tag electrical leads and equipment.

This sander pictured was found while doing electrical tagging on site. The service personnel was electrical testing at an education facility. In the woodwork room, this sander was located in the electrical tool cupboard and worst still the cut lead beside was beside it.Anyone in a second could have plugged in the lead and potentially killed someone. A teacher or even a pupil.

Inspect and Tag reported the dangerous item at once and removed it – so there is no chance anyone being hurt by this dangerous electric appliance.

Electrical Tagging is not only essential but Inspect and Tag service personnel search all places to ensure when they leave a site there is NO items left that are of risk.

Do you remove all items that are dangerous, or do you store them away. If you store them away it might not be you that gets them out and you are putting people in risk of electrocution.

Fall Protection Harness

Inspect and Tag personnel are trained to inspect and certify fall protection equipment. This can be done for ease of the client on your site or can be done in our workshop.

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This fall protection harness has been worn by someone doing welding or grinding. This makes faults in the harness webbing and happens quickly. These holes melted in the webbing makes the harness fail. There is a number of ways to avoid the problem. 1/Wear protective clothing over the harness to stop the hot sparks, 2/ Better still there is a range of specially made harnesses that are heat resistant.

Chain Sling Testing

Inspect and Tag have test benches that will do up to 40 Tonne. We take your safety seriously and offer the 12 monthly test inspections only by testing the lifting equipment on the test bench.

A client asked for us to certify their lifting equipment. This was a urgent job as they need the register to submit with a proposal for a contract. Inspect and Tag is a family company and tries to satisfy each and every need even if extra shifts have to be arranged for this to happen.

The trained personnel who went to site to collect the chains , swift lifts and shackles was very shocked to find the most recent chain was tested April 2009.This is a long period of 5 + years – the lifting equipment had not been certified . Inspect and Tag left loan equipment to assist in the process of this certifying.

There was some long shifts done and the first delivery of 10 chains was returned to the client, tested, any repairs carried out and certified in 2 days later at 4:45am for the day’s work ahead. As this client was some 180Km from our workshop it was not possible to have them returned the next day which we try for.

Sadly this unmaintained equipment could have resulted in multiply deaths. It shows up the need to stay by the Australian Standards and keep your equipment maintained.


On a visit to a workplace – this harness was failed.  All height safety equipment has a ‘manufacturers date’ and a ‘remove from service’ date.

At this particular workplace, Inspect and Tag personnel failed this harness 12 months ago.  It was manufactured in 1999.  Has clearly marked on it ‘removed from service 2009’.  We are now in 2014 – 5 years after the ‘remove from service’ date.  Inspect and Tag personal showed the foreman – he asked to leave it so he could show management – in order to get a replacement harness.  Management don’t see the need for a replacement unit and the harness was found in the confined space kit – which the employees use.

The manufacturer doesn’t stand by the equipment any longer as it is past the ‘remove from service’ date.  So all we can hope is that no accident happens as the injured person will be an employee and have to suffer in their body – not the owner.  Safety is more that important – it is essential for you and your loved ones.

Safety Harnesses Description

Harnesses are to be approved to AS/NZ1891.1 2007. Harnesses are manufactured to ensure comfort, safety and practicality. The rear mesh panel is breathable which gives the harness form and minuses tangling

Harnesses are used in construction, maintenance, telecoms, roofers, confined space areas, mining and general industries.

Standard Features Include:

1/Fully encapsulated confined space loops to eliminate snagging and minimizes metal components of the harness touching the body.

2/Polished steel easy glide buckles. Makes them easy to adjust and webbing friendly. Made to not creep in use.

3/Breathable rear panel gives the shape of the harness and form.

4/Suspension relief straps are common. These are to be used when a operator becomes suspended and conscious. Simply join the two adjustable straps together to form a loop which the operator can stand to further relieve the pressure of the inner thigh and work the leg muscles to aide circulation.

5/ Harness are a soft construction as the hip is a critical pressure point when a fall occurs. Any metal present can cause injury so it is avoided in the construction.

6/Connecting buckles are made with ease and convenience for the worker in mind. Yet need to be secure and reliable.

7/Front D ring rated for a fall arrest for the ease of attachment and ideal for ladder system work.

8/Large rear D ring is easy to locate and connect to. The large D always positioned correctly due to the design and construction of the webbing.

9/a sub pelvic strap minimizes the potential to peel out of the harness when falling backwards in a crouched position.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Part 2

The guidelines are in the Australian Standards 1851.  There is different levels of service to extinguishers.  In summary:

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A client remarked that he did watch a company personal service there extinguishers recently. He went to the extinguisher and stamped the tag. Is this correct was the question asked?

Inspect and Tag follow the Australian Standards and check every extinguisher for the 21 items as needed in a Level 1 service let alone the 34 in a level 2 service. This company we don’t know how they guarantee the extinguisher works or not, if any of the requirement checks been completed?

The Australian Standards guide is clear and includes the extinguisher has to be taken off the bracket, pin has to be removed and replaced, then a new seal replaced.  This is only 3 of the 21 items needed to complete an extinguisher service Level 2.

All Inspect and Tag personnel are trained and take the time to go by the Australian Standards to ensure all that is required is done, so the extinguisher is guaranteed to operate each service.  A record of each and every extinguisher in your workplace is done at each service.  Safety is critical – Inspect and Tag is there to ensure you are kept safe!

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

Inspect and Tag service personnel recently returned back from a day of servicing to the factory with a 4.5Kg ABE fire extinguisher that had no pressure in it.

The trained personnel of Inspect and Tag was on a customer site to do 1 service on an extinguisher. Upon enquiry the foreman said there was another extinguisher that he kept in his truck, never maintained as it was kept in his truck and only for emergencies. The foreman didn’t see the need of the maintenance as this extinguisher was not ever shown to the auditors and to save on the price of maintenance.

When it was explained the price of an extra test of an extinguisher is so minimal, and it keeps your equipment to the Australian Standards of maintenance.

When the Inspect and Tag personnel was given the extinguisher for the maintenance check, they could not believe their eyes, that this extinguisher “kept just for emergencies” had no pressure. So in event of the safety of the extinguisher kept for an emergency it would have never worked at all.  So in the emergency, the extinguisher would have been worse than no extinguisher.  The security of having an extinguisher, even though it was not maintained, would have been better than no unit as the foreman knew it was there to be used in an emergency.

Far better to stay by the Australian Standards and have your equipment serviced correctly to ensure the extinguishers work when the emergency arises.