Portable Appliance Testing

Indicative Testing and Inspection Intervals for Electrical Equipment – Portable Appliances and Residual Current Devices (RCD)

CAUTION: This page must be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3760:2010 as a whole, and particularly 2.1

Interval between Inspection and Tests by month

 

RCD – Push Button Test – By User

RCD – Operating Time and Push Button Test

Type of Enviro and/or Equip

Equip Inc Class I, Class II Equip, Cord Sets, Cord Extension Sets, and Electric Portable Outlet Devices (EPOD)

Portable

Fixed

Portable

Fixed

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

6

Daily, or before use, whichever longer

6

12

12

Enviro where the equip or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is a hostile environment

12

3

6

12

12

Non hostile environment where the equip or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse

60

3

6

24

24

Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses, etc.

24

6

6

24

24

Equip used for commercial cleaning

6

Daily, or before use, whichever longer

N/A

6

N/A

Hire equip:

Inspection

Prior to hire

Inc. push button test by hirer prior to hire

N/A

N/A

Test and Tag

3

N/A

3

12

Repaired, serviced and second hand equip

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

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