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Test and Tag - Cords - PAT SWMS


Brand: SafetyCulture

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Product Description

The Electric Cord Test and Tag Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outliningsafety inspection and testing of electrical cords in the workplace using a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) with electronic push-button/function key testing functionality. 


-       Cord Set – an assembly including a plug to connect to general power outlet (GPO), a sheathed flexible cord and an appliance socket.  For example a detachable power cord from a low voltage electrical appliance,                             computer/laptop.
-       Cord Extension Set – an assembly including a plug to connect to a general power outlet (GPO), a sheathed flexible cord and a cord extension socket.
-       Electric Portable Outlet Device (EPOD) – examples include power boards with multiple sockets, cable reels with multiple sockets and may be fitted with a Residual Current Device (RCD) or Surge Protection.

Refer to separate specific SWMS for Testing & Tagging of Residual Current Devices (RCD’s), and for Class 1 & 2 electrical equipment.

If ever you are unsure, seek advice from a licensed Engineer/Electrician.

Main hazards:

-       Electric Shock / Electrocution
-       Manual Handling
-       Slips, trips, falls

This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Tagging
  • New Electrical Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Review
  • References

This SWMS is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall WHS System.

Product Details:

  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section
  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Test and Tag – RCDs
  • Test and Tag – Class 1 & 2
  • Working around Electricity

This document has been developed and provided by SafetyCulture Pty Ltd and is offered for sale by ACRIS Services who are licensed resellers for Australia. SafetyCulture employ former WorkSafe Inspectors to research and write documents ensuring safe work practices can be understood and followed by employees performing high risk activities in the course of their duties. SafetyCulture's mission is to make Safety A Way Of Life for workers across the world by providing documentation through software and printable files.

SWMS - Safe Work Method Statement

Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are required for any high risk activity that is performed by an employee in the workplace. Each document must identify the risks involved when performing the activity, a risk rating for each risk, a safe work method to perform the activity and a residual risk rating for the risks. SafetyCulture SWMS comply with current WH&S legislation in all states across Australia. This document is fully completed with a step by step procedure that can be edited and appended. This is not a blank template, it is a comprehensive procedure that has been researched and developed by a qualified writer.