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Why Regular Equipment Inspections Are Essential

With every business relying on its equipment to be safe at all times, ensuring it undergoes regular inspections by an experienced team is absolutely critical. Whether you’re working with lifting, height safety, fall arrest, or arc flash equipment, ensuring they are in safe working order needs to be your number one priority. Mobile Test ‘n’ … Read more

How calibration ensures your plant isn’t hurting the environment

Every business has to be mindful of the impact it has on the world. This is especially true of manufacturing plants that must abide by strict environmental regulations due to their use of harmful materials and emissions intensive equipment. Fortunately, mobile testing and calibration services can help ensure your business stays on top of its … Read more

The top reasons for outsourcing your testing and calibration needs to the experts

For businesses that rely upon complex equipment that requires regular testing and calibration, it might be tempting to do this work yourself. But unless you have the proper specialised staff and highly accurate and expensive equipment in place to complete the job at an expert-level, you run the risk of mis-calibrating your company’s vital equipment. … Read more

How to Use a Digital Multimeter Safely

Digital multimeters are one of the most used tools in most electrician’s tool kit. Like any electrical equipment, their use comes with risks. Even qualified electricians can make minor mistakes that lead to using their digital multimeter in an unsafe manner. So, how do you use a digital multimeter safely? Here are 4 top tips. … Read more

AS/NZS 2225 (1994) replaced by IEC60903:2020 for Electrical Insulating Gloves

As of March 2020 AS/NZS 2225:1994 has been formally replaced by AS/NZS IEC 60903:2020. This new standard is applicable across Australia and New Zealand and replaces AS/NZS 2225:1994 in regards to electrical insulating gloves. This revision encompasses the design, manufacture, testing and inspection of “electrical insulating gloves that provide protection of the worker against electric … Read more

Why It’s Important to Inspect Fall Arrest Equipment

Working at heights is often necessary and without proper safety equipment, it’s also dangerous. We explain why it’s essential to inspect your fall arrest equipment regularly, how it’s done and whether inspection tagging is required. Inspecting equipment saves lives Fall arrest equipment – such as harnesses, lanyards, pole straps and karabiners – are designed to … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About EWP Testing

Elevated work platforms (EWP) such as scissor lifts, boom lifts and telehandlers are important pieces of machinery that must be tested regularly to ensure safety. In this blog, we’ll cover the five types of EWP testing that should feature in your schedule, as well as the specialised electrical testing that Mobile Test ‘n’ Cal regularly … Read more

5 Reasons Regular Testing of Electrical Gloves, Sleeves & Mats is Essential

Electrical PPE and insulated equipment requires regular testing, at least every 6 months. This may feel too often, but it’s important to maintain this schedule for the safety of your workers and the compliance of your business. Here are 5 reasons to regularly test your electrical gloves, sleeves and mats. Reason 1: Safety Insulated equipment … Read more

5 Tips to Extend Your Hot Stick’s Life

High Voltage Testing is required at regular intervals to ensure that the insulation to a power source is providing adequate protection. To do this test a piece of equipment called a hot stick is required, however it is important that the hot stick is maintained, not just for safety (which is imperative) but also to … Read more