VIP Lighting: Keeping your workplace safe and compliant
VIP Lighting works with you to put a planned testing schedule in place to protect your staff, customers and business.
What types of equipment requires testing?
- Power boards
- Pedestal Fans
- Computer leads
- Extension Leads
- Audio Visual Equipment
- Laptop Computers
- External Hard Drives
What types of testing take place?
VIP Lighting conducts both visual and electrical tests.
Visual tests generally detect the most common issues and damage. During the inspection all aspects from the device to the socket will be checked.
Electrical tests are completed using Portable Appliance Testers (PATs). This device will uncover any electrical faults not visible to the eye. The variety of tests include insulation resistance testing, earth resistance, polarity and leakage current testing.
What compliance reporting or records are required?
The Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010 requires the following record keeping establishing the history of testing. This includes:
- A Test & Tag sticker to each item including the date the item was last tested, equipment type, name of person preforming the test, license number and re-test date.
- An asset register and historical record of all items tested and results. VIP Lighting provides these books once tested and to be left onsite.
- A record of results including faulty action and repair action.
Does new electrical equipment require testing?
No. The new electrical equipment supplier is deemed liable for the electrical safety of the new equipment in accordance with the principles of safe design and manufacture.
What happens with non-compliant equipment?
A VIP Lighting technician will notify the local manager of the faulty component and if it can be repaired or not. Where testing identifies equipment that is damaged or non-compliant it must be withdrawn from service immediately.
For more information please visit our Government Regulations & Resource page.