• "Sydney based with a National reach"

What are the WHS Regulations

National WHS Regulations - January 2014 and Model Code of Practice - Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace - March 2015 state that for specified hostile environments (other than construction or demolition sites) all plug in electrical equipment must be regularly inspected and tested.

What is a hostile environment?

The National WHS Regulations define a hostile environment to be either:

(a) electrical equipment used in an environment in which the normal use of electrical equipment exposes the equipment to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or a reduction in its expected life span, including conditions that involve exposure to moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals or dust;

(b) electrical equipment moved between different locations in circumstances where damage to the equipment or to a flexible electricity supply cord is reasonably likely;

(c) electrical equipment frequently moved during its normal use.

According to the regulations, portable equipment that is frequently moved is defined as being hostile.

What about RCDs (safety switches)?

For these same hostile environments outlined above, the National WHS Regulations state that RCDs must be fitted to all hostile circuits. Additionally, all RCDs must also be tested regularly.

Which States have adopted the National WHS Regulations?

NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, NT, TAS and the Commonwealth have adopted the National WHS Regulations. It is anticipated WA will follow suit shortly.

The Victorian Government has announced that it won't adopt the new legislation. You can find out more on the Victorian Worksafe website, located here.

Additional information

Click here to download your copy of the Electrical Safety Code of Practice.

Click here to download your copy of the model WHS Act and Regulations

Click here to read the regulations from Safe Work Australia

Click here< to download your copy of the QLD Electrical Safety Act

Click hereto download your copy of the QLD Electrical Safety Regulations

  • "We respect your privacy and we hate spammers as much as you do. We guarantee we will keep your details confidential and never disclose them to any third party whatsoever."


  • We are very happy with the service we have received from you over the last few years and intend to continue using you as our service provider. Thank you.

    All Star Early Learners

  • The technician was friendly and willing to explain what he was doing. I highly recommend the services of Assured Asset Testing.

    Pathways ECI

  • We have used AAT for many years. AAT provide a high quality, systematic and coordinated service from start to finish with which I am very pleased.

    Victa Lawncare

Copyright © Assured Asset Testing - All Rights Reserved Powered by: conduitcreative.com.au