Electrical Testing and Tagging

Sparkymics Electrical now does Electrical Testing and Tagging!

Why do electrical appliances require testing and tagging? In Western Australia, the law requires employers to provide a high standard of safety and health at their workplaces and ensure, as far as practicable, that employees are not injured or harmed because of their work.

Employers, have a responsibility to provide and maintain, as far as practicable, a safe working environment for your workers, under Section 19(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act). This is called the employer’s ‘duty of care’.  This includes providing and maintaining workplaces, plant and systems of work so your workers are not exposed to hazards. Ensuring that all portable plug in electrical equipment and residual current devices (RCD’s) at the workplace are safe and appropriately inspected, tested and maintained by a competent person is an important step in meeting this responsibility.

Sparkymics Test and Tag can help ensure your workplace is compliant with OSH regulations.

How we test an item

Electrical testing and tagging is the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliances.

First we visually inspect the item for any damage. We are looking for damage to the leads, plugs or any general damage to the item which may affect its safe use.

Then we test the appliance using a Portable Appliance Tester. This test the earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance of the item. There are other tests that can be done if required.

Finally, a tag is placed on the item to indicate that the item has been deemed safe to you at the time of testing. The test is then electronically recorded and the report is provided to the workplace.


We offer competitive pricing and fast efficient service. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. Call Betty on 0428 157 397

Let us help you with your test and tagging