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Indicative Testing and Inspection Intervals for Electrical Equipment
(CAUTION: This page must be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3760 as a whole, and particularly 2.1)

Type of environment
and/or equipment
Interval between inspection and tests
Equipment including Class I equipment, Class II equipment, cord sets, cord extension sets and EPODs Residual current devices (RCDs)
Push-button test – by user Operating time and push-button test
(a) (b) Portable
(c)
Fixed
(d)
Portable
(e)
Fixed
(f)
1. Factories, workshops, places
of manufacture, assembly,
maintenance or fabrication
6 months Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer 6 months 12 months 12 months
2. Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment 12 months 3 months 6 months 12 months 12 months
3. Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment 5 years 3 months 6 months 2 years 2 years
4. Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses, and the like 2 years 6 months 6 months 2 years 2 years
5. Equipment used for commercial cleaning 6 months Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer N/A 6 months N/A
6. Hire equipment: Inspection Test and tag Prior to hire Including push-button test by hirer prior to hire N/A N/A
3 months N/A 3 months 12 months
7. Repaired, serviced and second-hand equipment After repair or service which could affect electrical safety, or on reintroduction to service, refer to AS/NZS 5762.
Interval between inspection and tests
Type of environment and/or equipment Equipment including Class I equipment, Class II equipment, cord sets, cord extension sets and EPODs Residual current devices (RCDs)
Push-button test – by user Operating time and push-button test
(a) (b) Portable (c) Fixed (d) Portable (e) Fixed (f)
1. Factories, workshops, places of manufacture, assembly, maintenance or fabrication 6 months Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer 6 months 12 months 12 months
2. Environment where the equipment or supply flexible cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment 12 months 3 months 6 months 12 months 12 months
3. Environment where the equipment or supply cord is NOT subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse and is NOT in a hostile environment 5 years 3 months 6 months 2 years 2 years
4. Residential type areas of: hotels, residential institutions, motels, boarding houses, halls, hostels accommodation houses, and the like 2 years 6 months 6 months 2 years 2 years
5. Equipment used for commercial cleaning 6 months Daily, or before every use, whichever is the longer N/A 6 months N/A
6. Hire equipment: Inspection Test and tag Prior to hire Including push-button test by hirer prior to hire N/A N/A
3 months N/A 3 months 12 months
7. Repaired, serviced and second-hand equipment After repair or service which could affect electrical safety, or on reintroduction to service, refer to AS/NZS 5762.
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