Western Australia Electrical Safety Regulations

WA 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

 

Mining

Test and Tag

  • 3 monthly testing by a competent person

Fixed RCD Test

  • 3 monthly testing by a licenced electrician for > 1000V supply
  • 3 monthly testing by a competent person for < 1000V supply

Portable RCD Test

  • Regular testing by a competent person

 

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