Inspect and Tag service personnel are trained to the Australian Standards AS/NZ3760 to test and tag electrical leads and equipment.
This lead was found while doing electrical tags on a site. It past the visual inspection – has no cuts, wires correctly placed into the connectors. During the test of the lead on the equipment Inspect and Tag have, which is the latest equipment available been sourced from around the world, the lead failed in the insulation test.
This was pointed out to the customer as our trained personnel at Inspect and Tag are trained to do. The customer was shocked but glad to see it was found before there was any injury of any employee. Upon direction this lead was removed from the site and destroyed at no cost to the customer, so it will never be used again. This is done for the safety of everyone. At Inspect and Tag we take your safety very seriously. Every item has to pass the Australian Standards, otherwise it will be failed. This is to prevent any injury in the workplace.
Safety is not a must, but it has to be practiced each moment of the day. This could have potentially caused a fire or even electrocuted the operator, resulting in a death.