Why must I inspect, test and maintain my electrical equipment?
- routine visual checks
- regular inspection
- use of residual current devices (RCDs)
- and, where warranted, testing of identified electrical equipment.
Are there any special requirements for construction work?
Are there any special requirements for hired electrical equipment?
Yes. Electrical equipment that has been serviced or repaired which could have affected electrical safety must be inspected,tested and tagged in accordance with the requirements of the Standard, AS/NZS 3760:2010 prior to the equipment being placed back into service.
What is a hostile working environment?
- physical or mechanical damage
- exposure to:
- corrosive chemicals