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Testing and Tagging - Residential Current Devices (RCD)'s SWMS

Testing and Tagging - Residential Current Devices (RCD)'s SWMS

Product SKU: 10391
Testing and Tagging - Residential Current Devices (RCD)'s SWMS Video
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  • Provides a framework for training workers
  • Addresses generic risks and hazards
  • MS Word and IAT (iAuditor App) format for easy customisation/editing
  • Can be used as part of tender applications, WHS inductions, and Toolbox talks
  • Assists with compliance requirements for WHS inspections

The Test and Tag RCDs Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive document outlining the safety inspection and testing of Fixed Residual Current Devices (RCDs) and Portable Residual Current Devices (PRCDs) in the workplace using a portable appliance tester with electronic push-button/function key testing functionality. 


Remember: The content of the SWMS should be refined over time and include consultation with workers and other persons conducting a business or undertaking. Prior to each new activity, the SWMS must be reviewed and revised to ensure it applies to the high risk construction work and the actual site you are working at. 


Document Format
This Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is provided in the following document formats 



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Includes Fixed and Portable RCDs:

-       Type I not exceeding 10 mA

-       Type II 10mA to 30mA

Portable RCDs include:

-       Class L single phase primarily intended for household and similar general use

-       Class H primarily intended for general industrial use

-       Class PSOA class H assembly with two or more socket outlets minimum rating IP 33

Refer to separate specific SWMS for Testing & Tagging of electrical cords and Class 1 & Class 2 electrical equipment.

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

This SWMS includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Operation
    • Initial Tests
    • Connecting PAT to a Fixed RCD
    • Testing Three-Phase RCDs
    • Testing Single Phase RCDs / Each Phase of Three-phase RCDs
  • Tagging
  • 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: 10 July 2014

Related items:

  • Manual Handling – Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Test and Tag – electrical cords
  • Test and Tag – Class 1 & 2
  • Working around electricity

Product extract:

For DUTs that pass testing:

Remove tag from the DUT if it has been inspected previously.

Apply a new tag to the DUT that includes:

-       date of testing

-       outcome of testing

-       due date for the next inspection

-       plant number or inspection number of the DUT

-       licence/certificate number, printed name of the licensed electrician or trained competent person who carried out the test and filled in the tag.

Ensure that all tags:

-       are durable and water resistant

-       are non-metallic

-       are self-adhesive or positively secured

-       cannot be re-used

-       have a bright, distinctive surface.

Tags may be colour coded to identify:

-       month DUT was tested

-       duration of interval between testing, e.g. 3, 6, 12, 24 months, etc.

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