Queensland

Summary of Queensland Regulations

QLD regulations specify requirements by Classes of Work.

Manufacturing Work

Test and Tag - Double Insulated Items

  • 12 monthly
  • Double and Single Insulated items must be protected by a fixed safety switch

Test and Tag - Single Insulated Items

  • 6 monthly
  • Double and Single Insulated items must be protected by a fixed safety switch

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
  • Portable RCD's are not to be used as a primary RCD in Manufacturing Work

 

Service Work

Test and Tag

  • 12 monthly OR all circuits protected by a safety switch

Fixed RCD Test

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

Portable RCD Test

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

 

Office Work

Test and Tag

  • 5 yearly OR all circuits protected by a safety switch

Fixed RCD Test

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

Portable RCD Test

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

 

Construction Work

Test and Tag

  • At least 3 monthly by a Competent Person

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

 

Amusement Work

Test and Tag - Double Insulated Items

  • 12 monthly
  • Double and Single Insulated items must be protected by a fixed safety switch
  • Rides and devices to be inspected and tested after each on site assembly and every six months.

Test and Tag - Single Insulated Items

  • 6 monthly
  • Double and Single Insulated items must be protected by a fixed safety switch
  • Rides and devices to be inspected and tested after each on site assembly and every six months.

Fixed RCD Test

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

Portable RCD Test

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

 

Rural Industry Work

Test and Tag

  • 12 monthly OR all circuits protected by a safety switch
  • All plug in equipment to be visually examined before each use

Fixed RCD Test

  • 3 monthly Push Button test recommended

Portable RCD Test

  • 3 monthly Push Button test recommended

 

Appliable Legislation

In QLD all testing can be conducted by a Competent Person however the Competent Person must also hold a Registered Electrical Contractors Licence.