Suresafe

If you are an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that employees and visitors to your workplace are safe from injury and risk to health. Under the OHS Act, AS/NZS 3760:2003, every business is required to maintain all electrical equipment and appliances to a safe standard. This means that all 'plug-in' type equipment must be regularly safety inspected, tested and maintained.

Our Commitment

SureSafe Electrical Testing is dedicated to providing you with the best service at the most competitive prices. By implementing SureSafe Electrical Testing in your workplace you will:

  • Meet state OH & S Regulations.
  • Ensure the personal safety of your employees and visitors using electrical equipment.
  • Reduce excessive equipment downtime.
  • Apply a systematic risk management assessment.
  • Be notified when re-testing is required
  • Implement a range of control measures including: routine visual checks, regular inspection, maintenance, minor repairs, replacement, use of residual current devices (RCDs) and testing of identified electrical equipment.
  • Manage your ongoing inspection and testing program to ensure compliance with regulations.

Why test and tag?

The introduction of new National Occupational Health & Safety regulations relating to electrical safety ensure that all employers (including small businesses) are now fully responsible for the health, safety and welfare of employees and all others in the workplace.

Workcover now specifies that all plugged-in items including computers, monitors, photocopiers, fax machines, desk lamps, radios, heaters, power tools, mobile phone chargers, kettles, refrigerators, extension cords etc must be inspected and tested by a "competent person" on a regular basis.

Testing is required by the following State regulations:

  • NSW - OH S Regulation 2001
  • Victoria - OHS (Plant) Reg 1955
  • Western Australia - OSH Regulations 1996
  • South Australia - OHSW Regulations 1995
  • Northern Territory - Work Health (OH S) Regs
  • Queensland - Workplace Health & Safety (Misc) Regulation 1995.

The results of a business's non-compliance with mandatory industrial regulations in today's climate of safety consciousness and litigation may leave any business open to huge legal charges and huge legal penalties.

Additionally, it is little known fact that many business insurance contracts, such Public Liability Insurance etc, have an over-riding clause in the fine print that says that the Insurance Company is bound by their contract with the business ONLY as long as it complies with the relevant laws and safety regulations.

Apparently, as soon as that business takes one step in the wrong direction, the Insurance Company may legally be able to wipe them, and in many cases they may not have to pay up to help them pay their fines and/or negligence law suits.

Even if you are self-employed, you should also be aware that your Life Insurance cover and Income Protection Insurance cover may likewise be affected if you had an accident while some of your business's equipment were electrically-unsafe (i.e. in an illegal condition).

Penalties

Documentation of every inspection and test must be maintained and be available on demand for Workcover inspection. For every business, large and small, these requirements are now mandatory and the penalties for non-compliance are heavy.

In April 2003 an employer was fined $180,000 plus costs after an employee was electrocuted.

Recent figures show, that in one year, Workcover conducted almost 50,000 workplace inspections with $5.4 million worth of fines being issued. In the case of electrical incidents, insurance companies may also refuse to pay full compensation for those companies that ignore these

Why Suresafe?

  • SureSafe Electrical Testing is fully insured and has public liability cover to the value of $5 million.
  • All our technicians have proficient understanding of the OH&S Standards and is described as a "competent person" as defined by Australian standards.
  • Each technician uses the latest technology to ensure accurate documentation and test results.
  • All technicians are professional, trained, experienced, effective communicators and efficient.