To discharge your duty of care in the workplace you are required to reduce the risk of electrical shock as far as practicable. One method of achieving this is to ensure your tools, leads and appliances are tested for electrical fault on a regular basis.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012: 2003 clearly defines the correct procedures for the routine inspection and testing of in-service electrical equipment. In-service testing is necessary for the safety of persons using the equipment and for the proper discharge of the obligations of employers and employees, as listed in legislation covering occupational health and safety matters. If you are a business person and you don’t have any sort of maintenance program in place for testing of portable electrical tools and appliances then we recommend that you call us today.