Victoria Electrical Safety Regulations | Test and Tag Regulations VIC
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Victoria 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

 

Hostile Operating Environments

(eg Kitchens, Bathrooms, Meeting Rooms – items move regularly)

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

 

Non-Hostile Operating Environments

(eg General office areas – items NEVER move)

Test and Tag
  • 5 yearly by a Competent Person
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
  • 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 by a competent person
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
Fixed RCD Test
  • Monthly Push Button test
  • Monthly Operating Time Test
Portable RCD Test
  • Daily or before each use Push Button test
  • 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

Worksafe - 12 Ways to Make Small Business Safer

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007

OHS Regulations 2017

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Electricity Safety (Equipment) Regulations 1999

Electricity Safety Act 1998

Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 1999

Energy Safe Victoria - Regular Checking of Electrical Equipment

Identifying Faulty Portable Electrical Tools and Equipment

Electrical Safety in Hospitals

Worksafe Safety Bulletin – RCD’s