Electrical Safety Regulations 2013 Requirements
According to Safe Work Australia, these are some of the most common risks associated with electricity when there is a lack of proper testing, and they are as follows:
- Arcing, explosion or fire causing burns. The injuries are often suffered because arcing or explosion or both occur when high fault currents are present.
- Electric shock causing injury or death.
- Electric shock from ‘step-and-touch’ potentials
- Toxic gases causing illness or death. Burning and arcing associated with electrical equipment may release various gases and contaminants
- Fire resulting from an electrical fault.
With the following regular test intervals (as specified in the Electrical Safety Regulations 2013 and AS/NZS 3760:2010) we can assure your equipment is operating as it should;
- Amusement devices and rides (not specified)
(A device or ride supplied by a plug with a current rating of not more than 20 amps must also be connected to a type 1 safety switch or type 2 safety switch) After each onsite assembly, and every 6 months
- Amusement work - double insulated specified equipment 12 months
- Amusement work – specified equipment not double insulated 6 months
- Construction work – transportable structures, fixed and transportable equipment and construction wiring 6 months
- Construction work – other equipment 3 months
- Manufacturing work – double insulated equipment 12 months
- Manufacturing work – equipment not double insulated 6 months
- Office work (If no safety switch) 5 years
- Rural work – equipment used under stated risk factors* and no -safety switch 12 months
- Service work (If no safety switch) 12 months