Testing and tagging is the process of checking the safety of portable electrical appliances, which includes the visual inspection of an appliance for any damage, followed by electrically testing it with a Portable Appliance Tester according to work health and safety (WHS)/ occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace. Once tested, a tag is placed on the electrical appliance to confirm testing, the test date, who conducted the test and when the next test is due. Students undertaking this course will gain the knowledge and skills to apply safe working practices and follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control as part of electrotechnology work functions when preparing to enter a work area. It also includes safe work methods for safely removing an electric shock victim from a live electrical situation.
Furthermore, students will learn how to conduct standard in-service safety inspection with the necessary knowledge and skills to test portable electrical equipment, including appliances, cords, plugs and sockets, in accordance with Australian Standard AS3760.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:
- Visual acuity to inspect equipment and read tags
- Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills
- meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills including removing an electric shock victim from a simulated live electrical situation
- Work at heights
- Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
- Identify hazards and conduct risk assessments
- Reading, writing and numeracy skills to complete and interpret the testing and tagging requirements, Incident Report forms and Risk Assessment documentation of the assessment
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
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Performance tasks - The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:
- Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace on two occasions, including:
- Conduct a risk assessment
- Confirm (safe) isolation of an electrical supply and isolation of potential electrical and non-electrical hazards has been completed by an authorised person
- Select the most appropriate ladder for the work activity and perform a safety check
- Perform work at heights
- Apply correct manual handling techniques
- Demonstrate safe methods of removing an electric shock victim from a live electrical situation
Follow legally compliant workplace procedures to:
- Conduct in-service safety testing for two (2) different electrical cords and three (3) items of cord connected equipment
Documentation – The student must compete all documentation according to the required standard:
- Risk Assessment
- Incident Report form
- Equipment Workplace Register form
- Equipment testing tags
Theory assessment - A written exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions to be completed at the end of the training session. Students are able to refer to their Learners resource material.