Thermography is the practice of using calibrated infrared cameras to detect temperature in electrical switchboards and mechanical services. It is widely used in industry as a predictor of failure based on temperature differences within electrical components. Our camera produces both infrared and digital pictures of the subject area, allowing trained users to pinpoint the problem area and propose corrective actions.
In the thermography process, the infrared pictures captured show temperature differences present in your wiring. If the difference in temperatures is high enough, it can indicate potential failure. The extent of the difference in temperature between the component and its surroundings is used to establish a severity rating.
Analysis of these results allows an experienced thermographer to review potential problems. Comprehensive reports are prepared from these images and are given to the customer. These include full details of any required corrective actions or a recommendation when thermography should be re-conducted to ensure the ongoing safety of the switchboard or electrical component.
This procedure is often required by insurance companies in their evaluation of premiums.
Yes, these can be organised through the Asset Support Group office at a time convenient for you. We operate crews on both day and night shifts, giving us significant flexibility to attend to your needs.
We also operate teams throughout Victoria and Tasmania and service metropolitan, regional and rural areas of both states.
Results can be issued in soft or hard copy (or both) if required. These reports list all the items tested, detailing their barcode number (for future tracking and inventory management), their location, the test date and a recommended next test date. All results are kept on our database for future reference – we can also provide a reminder service when your next tests are due.
A hard copy logbook can also be supplied for test and tag items if requested.
Testing and tagging of equipment is not compulsory. However, businesses have a legislated duty of care to demonstrate safe systems of work, including electrical safety. Testing and tagging is a strategy which minimises the risk of electrical shock to your staff. Each item of equipment is inspected, electrically tested and then tagged at regular intervals in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010. A record of these tests is then kept as part of your overall OH&S risk management documentation.
Australian Standard 2293.3:1995 prescribes the testing frequency of exit and emergency lighting systems. The actual testing method varies according to the type and set up of the lighting system; however, the Standard requires the system to be checked 6 monthly. Results must be recorded in a suitable logbook, which must be stored on-site and be available for inspection if required.
The frequency of testing for test and tag items is less prescribed and will depend on the item, its usage and its environment. Our experienced testing staff will be able to recommend the optimum testing frequency for your equipment when they test it.
Yes, Asset Support Group’s qualified staff are able to either repair a faulty item (in most cases), or can provide a quote for any require repair works. If it is not viable to repair an item, we will recommend a suitable course of action.
We realise that electrical compliance is a consideration in conducting your business, whether an item plugs into the wall or is hard wired into a circuit. We also realise that there is no point in wasting money testing things or paying too much to have your items tested. We prepare our costs based on a range of factors, including the number of items to be tested, your location, if they have previously been barcoded, site access, when you want the work conducted etc. The aim is to minimise your costs while ensuring that you have the peace of mind of knowing that you comply with your electrical testing requirements.
The ideal time is as far in advance as possible. We recognise that it is not always possible to have a perfect plan, which is why we have a number of trained staff who can be available at short notice to assist our customers. Our sophisticated planning system allows us to schedule work up to two years in advance if required, so it is never too early to book your testing.
Our planning system also prompts us to book follow up visits, so that we can remind you when your next test is due and we can propose to you when we can be available to take the hassle out of remembering to organise your next test.
All our staff are trained and competent at testing and tagging and those working on electrical systems are A-Grade Electricians, licenced to carry out such tests and repairs. We are a registered electrical contracting company and ensure that certificates of electrical safety are provided for all work requiring certification.
Our crews work to documented safety standards (Safe Work Method Statements), which are available on request. We have documented company and customer procedures and work hard to ensure that we understand our customers’ specific needs before commencing work. We also understand the need for specific site inductions and will ensure that all requirements are met before we go out onto a site.
As a business we carry the necessary Public Liability Insurance and WorkCover insurance and can provide these details on request.