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Kim O'Neill
Absolutely fantastic professional service. The guys went above and beyond. I would definitely use and recommend Byrd Electrical to anyone. Thank you so much for a great job!
Kim O'Neill
Dibyajyoti Bhattacharya
I'm extremely satisfied with their services. The team was professional, punctual, and demonstrated exceptional expertise. They ensured the job was completed efficiently and even provided valuable insights. I highly recommend Byrd Electrical for any electrical needs – a reliable and skilled choice.
Dibyajyoti Bhattacharya
Justin Bonavia
The best electricians you could use in Melbourne by a country mile. From the moment I called Byrd electrical and spoke with Tara I was confident I was going to be in good hands. In the midst of some home renovations in Albion, my wife contacted Byrd Electrical with the intention of installing a new oven and induction cooktop. Prior to engaging Byrd electrical we were given ridiculous quotes and even told by some what we wanted wasn’t going to be possible. From the moment we engaged Byrd Electrical the whole project felt like a relief rather than a task. The team at Byrd Electrical gave us numerous options factoring in different budgets. Along the way during the demolition and installation process the tradies were very open in their communication with how things were coming along aswell as accurate timeframes of when things would be done. What was very noticeable was how respectfully the tradesman Boyd, Mark and Leon spoke to and treated their newly appointed apprentice Pat which we thought spoke volumes about the company. All the tradies that came through the house were very respectful and patient to our two young children who were in the house for the renovations a lot of the time. The job was done to an incredible standard and upon completion the owner Ben took us through everything to ensure we were happy with the finished product. Highly recommend Byrd Electrical and will definitely be using the team at Byrd Electrical in the future.
Justin Bonavia
Adam Mileti
I had Ben wall mount our new TV, relocate our existing TV, plus install a new power point. I would recommend Ben & his team very highly as he was on time did an excellent job & both my partner & I are extremely happy with the finished results. Ben was polite, tidy & explained everything before doing it. Ben is also well priced, no extra charges as some others. A big thanks to Ben & his team on service & quality will definitely use them again for future projects.
Adam Mileti
Anthony Hvala
"Boyd from Byrd Electrical is a superhero in disguise as an electrician! Not only did he expertly install our three ceiling fans and four pendant lights faster than a bolt of lightning, he also managed to explain the warranty information to our 3.5-year-old with such finesse, that our toddler thinks they're the new warranty expert in town! Boyd's dedication, patience, and knack for making electrical work seem like a magical show deserve a standing ovation. If there were an award for the 'Coolest Electrician,' Boyd would win it hands down. Five stars just aren't enough to rate this electrifying experience!"
Anthony Hvala
Julie Manwaring
Definitely 5-star service! Quick response and service and Leon was fantastic with his advice, and installing new downlights, ceiling fans and faulty switches. Will use them for all future needs.
Julie Manwaring
Really professional firm from initial inquiry through to job completion. Had ceiling fans installed. Highly recommend
On time, friendly, patiently

Appliance Test and Tag Melbourne

Test and Tag is a process that involves testing portable appliances and attaching a tag that shows the results of the test, when testing was conducted, by whom, and when the next test is due. The process is governed by the Australian Safety Standard AS NZS 37.

Visual vs Electrical Tests

Before appliances can be deemed safe, a competent technician must complete both a visual and an electrical test as part of a comprehensive test and tag process.

A visual test involves a comprehensive inspection of parts such as the plug, supply cord and socket for any signs of visible damage. Guards and covers are checked to ensure they are correctly attached. The appliance is further tested for rattles that could indicate the presence of small loose objects that may interfere with the appliance’s safety. Class II appliances must be checked for deep engravings that could impact the insulation of the device. More than 90% of defects are detectable by visual inspection.

AS/NZS 3760:2022 requires the following electrical tests to be conducted on appropriate appliances:

  • Insulation resistance 
  • Polarity 
  • Leakage current testing 
  • Earth resistance 

What Is AS/NZS 3760?

AS/NZS 3760:2022 is an electrical safety standard in Australia that specifies safety inspection and maintenance standards. According to this standard, a qualified technician must conduct the test and tag procedure to confirm that portable electrical appliances are safe for use in a business or industry.

Why Must a Professional Conduct Testing and Tagging?

A competent, certified technician has the appropriate skills obtained through rigorous training, qualification, and experience. They will also know which appliances need to be tested and tagged.

Is Testing and Tagging of Appliances Compulsory?

While Test and Tag is compulsory for certain industries, a technician can advise a business if it is mandatory or just recommended. Businesses in the mining, demolition, and construction industries are required to have appliances tested at least every three months. Other requirements exist in hospitality and equipment hire.

Business owners must bear in mind that they are legally responsible for the safety of employees, and if an accident occurs involving an appliance that has not been tested and tagged, the business owner could be held liable.

Which Appliances Need To Be Tested?

All portable appliances with a removable plug, flexible cable, and a voltage of more than 50V must be tested and certified safe. These requirements apply to equipment used for business purposes such as printers and computers, as well as other appliances on the premises like refrigerators, kettles, and toasters. Microwave ovens must be tested for radiation leakage.

As a precaution, it is best to test and tag all appliances on the premises to avoid missing any. After a competent person concludes the test, he will provide you with documentation detailing the status of all appliances tested, along with failed item reports to be kept as a record of the safety status of your business appliances.

Why Choose Byrd Electrical To Test and Tag Your Appliances?

Byrd Electrical provides a premium test and tag service to meet the particular needs of your business. Our skilled professionals undergo regular training in Test and Tag. We focus on personalised customer relations where we can quickly respond to concerns. Our meticulous attention to detail ensures that our highly valued professional services are sought after in the Sandringham area.

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