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Each year electrical accidents cause injury and death to many workers. Although there are many different causes of electrocution, they have one thing in common – they could be prevented.

One of the most common causes of electrocution is working with damaged electrical equipment, extension cords, plugs or sockets. It is therefore critical to ensure inspection, testing and tagging of all specified electrical equipment, including extension leads is carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 3012. Equipment that fails testing should be immediately taken out of use and a durable tag must be attached warning people not to use the equipment. Equipment that passes testing should be tagged with a durable tag marking the date the test was conducted and the next test due date.

This Register provides a frequency guide to testing and tagging and enables you to document the process.

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