Building Management Services

At CM Electrical Qld, we understand not only the importance of maintaining a safe environment within your building, but also the legal ramifications of not maintaining a building that’s compliant with local laws and insurance terms & conditions. In Queensland there are mandatory legal requirements for the periodic testing of:

  • RCD’s (Residual Current Devices)
  • Exit & Emergency lights
  • Plug-in electrical appliances (otherwise known as ‘Test & Tag’)

Why RCD Testing Matters

In Queensland, it is mandatory to conduct regular testing of RCDs to ensure they are functioning correctly. The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) regulations stipulate that RCDs must be tested every six months for commercial properties. Non-compliance can result in penalties and potentially compromise the safety of your building and its occupants.

For more information, see: https://masterelectricians.com.au/wp-content/uploads/RCD-Compliance-Qld-Legislation-MR-RCD-1902.pdf

Why Exit & Emergency Lighting must be tested

According to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), all emergency and exit light fittings must be inspected and tested every six months by a licensed electrician. This testing is required to ensure that the lights are in good working order and will operate correctly in the event of a power outage.

The testing process involves simulating a loss of power and checking that the emergency lights operate for at least 90 minutes. Our electrician will also check the lights for any physical damage or defects. The results of the testing must be recorded in a log book, and be kept on site.

What is ‘Test & Tag’?

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.

How We Can Help:

CM Electrical Qld specialises in all of the above testing services. Our experienced and licensed technicians will:

  • Conduct comprehensive testing in accordance with Queensland regulations.
  • Identify and rectify any faults or issues to ensure optimal functionality.
  • Provide detailed reports and certification to prove compliance with ESO requirements.
  • Streamline the testing process, minimising disruption to your building’s operations.
  • Automatically schedule all testing for 6 & 12 months (or as required), so you never need to worry about calling us to schedule.

Choose Us for Peace of Mind

By choosing CM Electrical Qld, you not only ensure that your building complies with Queensland’s strict testing regulations but also guarantee the safety of all occupants. With our services that you’ve come to know & trust, you can avoid potential legal issues and focus on the smooth operation of your properties.

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