Test and tag Brisbane offers the best electrical testing and tagging service for Brisbane and surrounds. Ensure full compliance with Queensland laws with a single call to South East Electrical.

Brisbane Test And Tag Services

South East Electrical provide onsite testing and tagging of your electrical equipment in accordance with state rules. This includes:

Brisbane office electrical equipment requires testing and tagging
Brisbane office electrical equipment requires testing and tagging

Testing And Taggging Intervals

There are varying requirements for how often you need to tag and test different devices. In an office, test periods are mostly 1 yr and 5 yr. South East Electrical will advise you on the correct tagging and testing intervals. We keep a record for our clients to ensure you stay compliant. See our helpful testing and tagging information at the bottom of this page for more detailed information on your tagging and testing obligations.

South East Electrical's Testing and Tagging

Features of our testing and tagging

  • All testing and tagging work is documented to prove your OH&S compliance.
  • We test and tag all equipment and document this for your records.
  • As part of the testing and tagging process we get to inspect your equipment. We can identify possible problems before they occur.

Included in our testing and tagging

  • Compliance Checks
  • Visual Inspections
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Earth Continuity/Leakage Testing
Tags for electrical test and tag
Tags for electrical test and tag

All testing and tagging is carried out in compliance with the electrical safety act and Standards Australia AS/NZS 3760-2010. Visual inspections include looking for any cracks or defects, also any discoloring that may indicate overheating. Our specialist equipment helps us assess insulation resistance and monitor for continuity leaks.  By using the latest in electronic testing equipment we can ensure that our team of fully licensed electricians keep your workplace safe and compliant. Everything we do is documented. We’re fully insured and all members of our team and properly licensed and trained.

Testing and Tagging Starts Here

Make the smart decision about your company's testing and tagging compliance. Talk the experts at South East Electrical.

Who can test electrical equipment

Only a person appointed as competent by their employer can test and tag electrical equipment.

It is an offence under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to repair electrical equipment unless you have the appropriate electrical work licence.

Competence is based on knowledge and skills gained from training, experience, qualifications or a combination of these.

Tagging electrical equipment

A durable tag must be attached after inspecting and testing to clearly show the test date and the next scheduled test and inspection date.

A tool showing the inspection and testing tag (blue impact drill with tag off handle)

Intervals for testing are determined by consulting the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 and AS/NZS 3760 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

Testing and tagging intervals

Class of work Portable/specified electrical equipmentType 1 or 2 safety switch (fixed)Type 1 or 2 safety switch (portable)

Construction workAt least 3 monthly intervals by a competent person

  • Use the inbuilt test button (at least monthly)
  • An operating time/current test by a competent person at least annually
  • Use the inbuilt test button – immediately after it is connected and immediately before it used, first time each day
  • By a competent person, at least every 3 months

Manufacturing work

  • If equipment is double insulated, at least every 12 months by competent person
  • If not double insulated, at least every 6 months by competent person

and connected to a safety switch

  • Use the inbuilt test button – at least every 6 months
  • An operating time/current test at least every 12 months by competent person
  • Use the inbuilt test button – daily or before each use, whichever is longer
  • By a competent person, at least every 12 months

Note: From 1 March 2008, portable safety switches are not to be used in manufacturing work. Installed safety switches must be used

Service workAt least 12 monthly intervals by a competent person or connected to a safety switch

Office workAt least 5 yearly intervals by a competent person or connected to a safety switch

  • Use the inbuilt test button at least every 6 months
  • An operating time/current test by a competent person, at least every 2 years
  • Use the inbuilt test button at least every 3 months
  • An operating time/current test by a competent person at least every 2 years

Amusement work (specified electrical equipment)

  • If equipment is double insulated, at least every 12 months by competent person
  • If not double insulated, at least 6 months by competent person and connected to a safety switch

Amusement work (amusement rides and devices)Inspected and tested each after each onsite assembly, and every six months

Rural industry work (all plug in equipment)Visual examination before each use

Rural industry work (Specified electrical equipment used under stated electrical risk factors)Either: test and inspect every 12 months or protect with a safety switchRecommended push button test every three monthsRecommended push button test every three months

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