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Changes to AS NZS – Appliance Tagging Services
In order to reduce confusion within manufacturing environments, no longer are there different retesting time frames for Class I and Class II equipment. There are 3 changes a3s760 Table 4 worth highlighting. The new Standard makes specific references to the responsibilities of ‘the responsible person’ to ensure the as37760 of technicians undertaking a test and tag program. Should you engage a test and tag service provider I highly recommend you confirm the technician owns a copy of the new Standard and completely understands the impact of the revisions.
Recommendations were put forward, and lively debate ensued as to the impact the proposed changes would make not only to industry, but to the safety of employees in Australia and New Zealand.
You should prepare for this in the same manner you would for any other planned power outage Ensure all staff are aware of the testing ahead of time Ensure as37600 computers are logged off and shut down Ensure your server, router, IP PBX and critical IT infrastructure are connected to UPS backup or powered down if they are not Ensure any other sensitive electronic equipment point of sale, tills, NAS devices etc.
Get a free quote today. This has been added to improve technician safety. You should prepare for this in the same manner you would for any other planned power outage.
New guidance information has been added to the Standard for the testing of three phase residual current devices RCDs and as376 equipment. One test for the Kettle, with a tag applied to the kettle. In addition, the completion of an earth bond test on a functional earth may place the equipment in danger.
AS/NZS 3760:2010 – Electrical Safety Standard
For example, a Kettle with a as370 IEC lead would consist of 2 tests. It also includes leakage current test methodology for equipment that is normally immersed in water. This article featured in the Summer Edition of Electrical Connection magazine.
Improvement notices and fines can be issued for non-compliance. Electronic records are considered acceptable and often preferred and must be retained for a minimum of 7 years.
If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Sarah Allen onby email sarah atss. Test results must be produced within 24 hours if requested by a Worksafe inspector. Portable RCD’s used in commercial cleaning are now required to be tested by the ‘push button’ daily or prior to use whichever is the longer and an operating time test as37760 every 12 months.
AS/NZS – Wikipedia
As33760 new Standard makes reference to equipment with functional earthing. The Standard now includes additional information for leakage current tests on Class II single-phase and three-phase equipment. Because testing the RCD requires confirming the operation of the tripping mechanism that means any electrical appliances will lose power briefly usually for about 30 seconds.
Care should be taken when conducting an earth bond test to ensure the functional earth is not being tested. Whilst the Standard has been completely revised, there are a few key areas worth noting as they may affect the way your test and tag program is implemented.
RCDs are electrical safety switches designed to quickly disconnect the power in the event of certain electrical faults, protecting the end-user from possible electric shock.
This addition has been made to assist workplaces as3670 easily identifying when their appliances are due for retesting. A functional earth is not designed for safety, but the internal operation of the equipment and may give an incorrect test result.
Therefore all portable electrical equipment located in a manufacturing environment is now subject to retesting every six months. Whilst the standard made many references to the requirements for hired as376, there was no reference to the requirements for the testing and tagging of leased equipment.
One of the most important areas of competency is the understanding of the Standard, and I encourage all sa3760 persons’ to ensure their test and tag provider owns a current copy of the Standard and understands the changes.