1. Test and Tagging of Electrical Equipment
Factories, workshops, places of manufacture including kitchens – 6 monthly
Extension leads – 12 monthly
Hotels, residential institutions, motels, apartments, etc. – 2 yearly
Commercial cleaning equipment – 6 monthly
Hire equipment – 3 monthly
2. RCD Testing
Factories, workshops, places of manufacture including kitchens – Push button test – 6 monthly and an operating time and push button test – 12 monthly
Residential accommodation such as hotels, residential institutions, motels, apartments etc. – Push button test – 6 monthly and an operating time and push button test – 2 yearly
3. Emergency and Exit Lighting
Australian Standard AS2293.2 governs the periodic inspection and maintenance procedures that are necessary to ensure emergency evacuation lighting systems will be in a state of readiness for operation at all times.
All maintenance records must be in the form of hard copy record tags or log books. Electronic copies may also be used.
(a) Six Monthly Tests
All emergency luminaires and exit signs shall be checked to ensure that they function satisfactorily. Any defective lamps shall be replaced and a match of lamp technology and lamp colour must be used.
A battery life test must be performed to ensure that the battery life exceeds the minimum operating time of 90 minutes.
Those units that fail the battery discharge test must be either repaired and restored to normal condition or replaced.
(b) Twelve Monthly Tests
As per the six monthly tests as well as inspect fittings and clean reflective surfaces as necessary.
Whilst there are no specific requirements in the Act or Standards for the inspection and testing of main switchboards and sub-boards, the general principle of employers and managers being responsible for the safety of all stakeholders still applies.
Laguna Electrical Services recommends that main switchboards and sub-boards undergo a visual inspection on an annual basis and a thermal scan of both every two years. We will supply this service free of charge to all our customers who have service/maintenance agreements with us.