Northern Territory Electrical Safety Regulations
State Specific Regulations


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NT Test and Tag Regulations

Manufacturing and Workshops

Test and Tag

  • At least 6 monthly by a Competent Person

Fixed RCD Test

  • 6 monthly Push Button test
  • 12 monthly Operating Time Test

Portable RCD Test

  • Daily or before each use Push Button test
  • 12 monthly Operating Time Test

 

Other Higher Risk Operating Environments

(eg Kitchens, Bathrooms, Meeting Rooms - equipment moved)

Test and Tag

  • At least 12 monthly by a Competent Person

Fixed RCD Test

  • 6 monthly Push Button test
  • 12 monthly Operating Time Test

Portable RCD Test

  • 3 monthly Push Button test
  • 12 monthly Operating Time Test

 

Lower Risk Operating Environments

(eg General office areas - equipment NEVER moved)

Test and Tag

  • Recommend to test every 5 years in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010

Fixed RCD Test

  • 6 monthly Push Button test
  • 2 yearly Operating Time Test

Portable RCD Test

  • 3 monthly Push Button test
  • 2 yearly Operating Time Test

 

Commercial Cleaning

Test and Tag

  • At least 6 monthly by a competent person

Fixed RCD Test

  • Not Applicable

Portable RCD Test

  • Daily or before each use Push Button test
  • 3 monthly Operating Time Test

 

Hire Equipment

Test and Tag

  • To be inspected before each hire and tested and tagged every 3 months

Fixed RCD Test

  • Push Button test by hirer prior to hire
  • 12 monthly Operating Time Test

Portable RCD Test

  • Push Button test by hirer prior to hire
  • 3 monthly Operating Time Test

 

Accommodation

Test and Tag

  • 2 yearly in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010

Fixed RCD Test

  • 6 monthly Push Button test
  • 2 yearly Operating Time Test

Portable RCD Test

  • 6 monthly Push Button test
  • 2 yearly Operating Time Test

 

Construction and Demolition

Test and Tag

  • 3 monthly testing by a competent person in accordance with AS/NZS 3012:2010.
  • Colour coded tags are optional

Fixed RCD Test

  • Monthly Push Button test
  • 12 monthly Operating Time Test

Portable RCD Test

  • Daily or before each use Push Button test
  • 3 monthly Operating Time Test

 

New Equipment

Upon entry to service should be inspected for damage and tagged with a New to Service tag indicating it has not been tested and the date it will be tested 

 

Applicable Legislation