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Indicative testing and inspection intervals for electrical equipment

(CAUTION: This page must be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3760 as a whole, and particularly 2.1)

Type of environment and/or equipment

(a)

Interval between inspection and tests

Equipment including Class I equipment, Class II equipment, cord sets, cord extension sets and EPODs


(b)

Residual current devices (RCDs)

Push-button test – by user

Operating time and push-button test

Portable

(c)

Fixed

(d)

Portable

(e)

Fixed

(f)

1  Factories, workshops, places of work or repair, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance or fabrication

6 months

Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer

6 months

12 months

6 months

2  Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment

12 months

3 months

6 months

12 months

12 months

3  Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment

5 years

3 months

6 months

2 years

5 years

4  Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls,  hostels accommodation houses, and the like

2 years

6 months

6 months

2 years

2 years

5  Equipment used for commercial cleaning

6 months

Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer

N/A

12 months

N/A

Hire equipment:

Inspection

Test and tag

Prior to hire

Including push-button test by hirer prior to hire

N/A

N/A

3 months

N/A

3 months

12 months

7  Repaired, serviced and second-hand equipment

After repair or service which could affect electrical safety, or on reintroduction to service, refer to  AS/NZS 5762

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