Test & tag (T&T) is the process of inspecting and testing electrical appliances & equipment to ensure they’re safe to use. This is required by law in Queensland for all commercial businesses.
The frequency of T&T testing depends on the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. For example, equipment used in construction or manufacturing environments must be tested more frequently than equipment used in office environments.
The following are some of the key requirements for T&T in Queensland, Australia, for various commercial businesses:
- Environments where equipment is prone to flexing or abuse: Electrical equipment must be tested every 12 months.
- Environments where equipment is not prone to flexing or abuse: Electrical equipment must be tested every 5 years.
Once electrical equipment has been tested, it must be tagged with a tag that shows the date of the test and the next due date for testing.