Testing Schedule


Testing Schedule Required By AS/NZS 3760

Type of environment and/or equipment Interval between inspection and tests
 Equipment including Class 1 equipment, Class II equipment, cord sets, cord  extension sets and EPODs Residual current devices (RCDs)
 Push-button test – by user  Operation time and push-button test
(a) (b) Portable (c) Fixed (d) Portable (e) Fixed (f)
1. Factories, workshop, 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 byhirer prior to hire
N/A
N/A  N/A
 3 months 3 months  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.