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What is Electrical Maintenance?

Electrical Maintenance is a critical service covered by your facilities management company. If your electrical components and systems are not operating correctly or are not fully compliant with all testing requirements, the results can be costly. While Electrical Maintenance covers a wide range of devices, the 2 main topics are RCD testing and Test and Tag.

Test and Tag

This process is a Work Health and Safety requirement and is designed to ensure your workers have a safe and risk-free setting to perform their jobs in. Test and Tag is the name given to the process of inspecting and testing electrical equipment to determine whether it is electrically safe. Test and Tag is designed to mitigate risk for workers and is one of the requirements of commercial building ownership. Test and Tag responsibilities fall to the facilities manager or the facilities management company that is in charge of maintaining the structure and its safety. 

The other testing process required by law is called RCD testing; this process ensures that in the times of need you will be protected if one of your GPOs or appliances fail. Both Test and Tag and RCD Testing can be performed by your BBM facilities management team.

Why Electrical Maintenance is Important

The whole reason electrical maintenance and testing is required is to enhance safety in the workplace. Electrical Test and Tag has been proven to minimize the risk of injury/death through electrical shock in the workplace.

Like any mechanical device, faults do occur that may render the RCD inoperable, so it is important to ensure your RCD functions correctly at regular intervals. Test and Tag and RCD checks identify electrical safety issues before an injury occurs, protecting your employees from harm and your business from liability.

How Does it Work?

Any equipment supplied with power through a socket outlet must be tested according to a designated testing interval; the intervals required for each type of equipment are detailed in the table below.

An electrician will visit your site and perform a visual inspection of your equipment, and then the following tasks are performed:

  • Each piece is tested with an electronic device that checks for a variety of performance and safety measures.
  • If the equipment passes testing the device will print a label which is fixed to the lead and the equipment can be put back into use until the next testing interval.
  • If the equipment fails testing, the device will print a label indicating so and the equipment must be quarantined until it is repair and retested or replaced.
  • Once all testing is complete, a report is compiled and presented to the client; this report can be used as proof of compliance

Legal/Compliance Requirements for Electrical Maintenance

The need for regular testing and safety for electrical components is covered under the Work Health and Safety Regulation (2017). This legislation, called Regulation 150 Inspection, requires comprehensive testing of electrical equipment and reads:

“A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must ensure that electrical equipment is regularly tested by a competent person (Licensed Electrician)”

Required Testing Intervals

The type of environment and/or equipment determines how often it is to be tested. Testing time requirements can range from three months to five years, depending on the type of equipment you have on site. The table below is designed to give you insight into how frequently each of the pieces you own should be tested:

Why Choose BBM

At BBM, we ensure that our electricians are up to date with the latest safety standards, with our knowledge and service you can ensure that your business remains compliant and have the peace of mind knowing you are providing a safe environment for everyone in the workplace. Our extensive knowledge of both electrical requirements and safety and the reporting regulations your brand must adhere to ensures you are always in compliance and operating within the law.

What Services does BBM offer?

BBM offers a full line of electrical maintenance and testing services designed to comply with all current regulations, including:

  • Workplace Safety Audits
  • Inspection and testing
  • Repair and replacement/upgrade of faulty equipment
  • Supply and install new devices

You can take advantage of BBM’s Planned Preventative Maintenance Programs and have our service team handle your every need. We provide a transparent schedule of rates so there are no hidden costs and in partnering with BBM, you can ensure you meet your safety obligations.

Join our program and let BBM handle the stress of ensuring your workplace remains up to date and compliant.

Testimonials

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Justin Clark

Team Leader at Hutchinson Builders

Hutchinson engaged BBM to manage maintenance during the DLP for a project where our client has very specific and detailed maintenance requirements. BBM have always conducted the works in a professional manner, meeting response and completion times while complying with our client’s requirements.

BBM have assisted in continuing our exceptional relationship with our client and have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, flexibility and high work ethic. In a very challenging and demanding environment, their management team are always approachable and willing to provide us with solutions to any issues arising.

Jayde Agnew

General Manager of Iglu Pty Ltd

We are very pleased with the work BBM has done on our behalf, we have found their services to be prompt, efficient and professional. The Team are always available to help with projects large and small, nothing is ever too much trouble.

Paul and his team are very hard-working and highly organised with great communication skills, we have always been very impressed with the way that they approach projects and particularly their focus on Work, Health & Safety.

We look forward to working with BBM on future projects.

Peter Dunn

Senior Facilities Manager, Investa

Before I started using BBM at Deutsche Bank Place I was frustrated with our previous supplier’s poor delivery. Paul Lardi approached me and we decided to give them a try. Their work is always completed on time and budget with no issues. They understand the complexities of working in a Premium Grade commercial asset and we couldn’t be happier.

Scott Muir

Director at ecoHVAC

EcoHVAC use BBM as their preferred installer of our equipment. As a supplier of high quality products, we understand that only installers who undertake the utmost of care and precision can be used and BBM have always proven themselves as a more that trustworthy contractor. Their communication with our clients in the lead up and follow up calls after the installation is complete makes for a very satisfied customer.

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