Like all workplaces, construction sites must comply with national safety regulations. At Assured Asset Testing, we can do all the heavy lifting for you when it comes to electrical inspection and testing on your site.
What defines construction work?
According to Australian Standard 3012:2010, Construction work is defined as:
(a) building work, excavation work, compressed air work and diving work;
(b) parts of buildings that undergo structural alterations, such as extensions, major repairs or demolition, to the extent that the work necessitates the provision of a temporary electrical installation;
(c) work on or in connection with the construction or maintenance of roads, airfields or airstrips, civil engineering works or bridges, or of the permanent way of a railway or tramway;
(d) dredging or salvaging work;
(e) the laying, lining or maintenance of pipes or cables;
(f) earthmoving work carried out with equipment requiring the use of other than manual power;
(g) any work in which explosives are used;
(h) site offices, cloakrooms, meeting rooms, dormitories, canteens, toilets, appliances and other facilities provided during any work referred to in (a) to (g); and
(j) land clearing in preparation for any work referred to in (a) to (g)
All Assured Asset Testing technicians have completed the Nationally Recognised WHS Construction Induction Training – ‘Work Safely in the Construction Industry’ and hold the Construction White Card. They have also been adequately trained, assessed and deemed as a competent person to carry out construction site electrical inspection and testing.
Testing in your Region
Left: Recommended Construction and demolition site tag colours for NSW and all other StatesBelow is Table 3 of AS/NZS 3012 which outlines the inspection and testing intervals for construction sites. However, legislative requirements for construction site test and tag varies at state and local levels and needs to be taken into consideration. Also, the construction company controlling and monitoring safety on any particular site may have additional or over-riding requirements. In NSW it is common for construction sites to require all contractors’ electrical tools and leads to be tested and tagged at a one-monthly retest interval.
Want more information?
Please get in touch with our head office to ensure all information you have is correct and up to date.
- Australian Standards 3012:2010 – Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites
- NSW Workcover
- Worksafe Victoria
- Worksafe QLD
- WorkSafe WA
Note: The rules for each state or region change from time to time. Certain state or local regions may not be included above or superseded before we’ve had a chance to update the information or link.