Employee safety is paramount at worksites across Victoria, which is why test and tag procedures are in place. These checks ensure the safety of equipment such as fire extinguishers and exit lighting in the event of emergency. This in turn prompt workplaces to be as safe as possible. Fire extinguisher testing courses and similar programs cover these requirements for would-be test and tag providers.
One of the key things you will learn in test and tag courses is how often these checks need to be carried out in order to comply with state guidelines. Here, Intelligent Training Solutions explore the requirements for test and tag checks for fire safety and exit lighting in Victoria.
Introduction to Test and Tag Policies
Victorian law requires employers to take reasonable action to maintain a safe working environment without risk to the health of staff. Part of this action is testing and tagging fire extinguishers, ensuring fire blankets are up to protocol and that the company building is compliant with fire emergency guidelines. Another requirement is testing emergency lighting and exit signs to ensure safety in the event of an evacuation.
Whether for electric equipment or for fire extinguishers, the results of each test must be added to the tag.
How Often Do Fire Extinguishers Need to be Tested?
It is best practice in Victoria to test and tag your fire extinguishers and fire blankets every six months,. This must be done at routine intervals. This process includes a routine inspection, pressure test, and the tagging of the appliance.
How Often Do Exit Lighting Systems Need to be Inspected?
Similarly to fire extinguishers, all exit signs and emergency lighting needs to be inspected and tested every six months. This includes exit signs and emergency lights are working to full capacity and that nothing requires maintenance or replacement. Unlike many other providers, all of our instructors here at Intelligent Training Solutions are qualified A-Grade Electricians or maintenance personnel working in the test and tag field.
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