Category: News, Views & Tips

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Double Adaptors

Double Adaptors

On October 20, 2018October 20, 2018by

Double adaptors were in common use a decade or so ago, but are becoming increasingly less common.  There are some very good reasons for this! Double adaptors cannot be used on building sites in Victoria, but there is no legislation that prevents them from being used in other workplaces or homes. By nature of their...

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Busting the Myth… Retest Periods!

Busting the Myth… Retest Periods!

On October 12, 2018October 12, 2018by

The Myth… “Everything has to be tested and tagged every 12 months” The Truth… The relevant Australian standards require retest periods ranging from 3 month to 5 years. Retest periods are based on a number of considerations including Equipment Type, Work Environment, and Business Type. Jez Test and Tag can assist you in developing a...

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We’re proud to announce NESTA membership

We’re proud to announce NESTA membership

On October 10, 2018October 10, 2018by

As part of our ongoing efforts at Jez Test and Tag to improve and become more involved with the Test and Tag industry, we are proud to announce that we are now members of the National Electrical Safety Testing Association Inc. (NESTA). We look forward to playing our part in the advancement of best practice...

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Did you know… Plugs

Did you know… Plugs

It has been a mandatory requirement since 2005 that all electrical appliances for sale or hire must have insulated Active and Neutral pins on their plugs. This insulation significantly improves safety by preventing contact with live Active and Neutral pins when the plug is not fully inserted into the socket.  In particular little fingers can...

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Check it before you use it

Check it before you use it

Over 90% of all electrical equipment that fails safety inspection and testing, fails on the Visual Inspection. The items shown here have failed because of physical damage that is easy to spot.  Loss of the outer covering on electrical cables exposing the internal conductor wires, and damaged or missing insulation on the Active and Neutral...

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NEW!! Reporting Software On CD

NEW!! Reporting Software On CD

Jez Test and Tag now offers you the opportunity to have your comprehensive Testing Reports and Asset Registers provided on a CD that allows you to install your own version of Seaward’s famous PATGuard reporting software.

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Safety should always be the first priority in any workplace, and electrical safety is no different.  Electricity has been one of mankind’s greatest assets, but it is also known as the unseen killer.

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Circuit Protection

Circuit Protection

Circuit protection is the intentional installation of a “weak link” in an electrical circuit. This is usually in the form of a Fuse, Circuit Breaker or Residual Current Device (RCD).  Collectively they are referred to as a circuit protection devices or CPD’s.

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Plugs, Leads & Powerboards

Plugs, Leads & Powerboards

Most people take electrical appliances for granted, rarely giving them a second thought. This is even more so with the bits that hang off the appliance, or that the appliance hangs off. I’m talking about Plugs, Leads and Powerboards.