Queensland electrical contractors urged to document inspection and test procedures

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Queensland contractors are being reminded to ensure electrical work is inspected and tested correctly.

The reminder was issued after the Electrical Licensing Committee found during a recent disciplinary hearing that there were no formalised testing procedures or documented test records.

“Although electrical contractors are only required to issue customers with a certificate of test, documented inspection, and test procedures, and inspection and test records provide evidence of the actual test results which support the certificate,” Electrical Licensing Committee said in a statement.

“They also provide workers with a visual reminder of the step by step testing process. Workers can easily review the completed test record and identify if any steps have been missed.

“A key role of the qualified technical person for an electrical contractor licence is to ensure electrical work is inspected and tested correctly.

“Providing workers with test result sheets that cover the Wiring Rules section 8.2 – Visual inspection and section 8.3.3 – Mandatory tests, ensures consistency with testing procedures. Implementing an audit process of test records allows the business to ensure workers are following procedures.”

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