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Any electrical items used within the faculty must undergo electrical safety testing (Test & Tag) prior to use. This not only includes electrical laboratory apparatus and workshop machinery but also electrical I.T. items such as PC's and screens, as well as AC power adapters and chargers for personnal mobile devices that are plugged in to an electrical outlet on campus.

Note: Any battery-powered devices, such as mobile phones, tablets or laptops, do not require testing. Only the associated charger/adapter and/or any mains power lead that plugs into an electrical outlet requires testing.

The test performed on these items is non-destructive, non-invasive and only takes a few minutes. Once tested, an adhesive tag is attached to each item. This tag shows the test date and the date when the item is due to be retested. It is the operators responsibility to visibly check that any item of electrical equipment shows no signs of damage and has an in-date test tag prior to using it. If an item has no test tag or is damaged, Do NOT use the equipment. Ensure it is switched off and secured so others cannot use it. Then notify testandtag@eait.uq.edu.au with details of the item and its location.

Please note that international power adapter plugs, piggyback plugs and unswitched powerboards are not permitted for use within UQ.

Details of the regular Test & tag sessions run for undergraduate students in the first four weeks of each semester are shown below. From week 5 onwards, please contact the FWG electricians to arrange an appointment to have your equipment tested. This can usually be performed while you wait.

Semester Test & Tag Schedule for Undergraduate Students
Week Session Location
Orientation Daily: Monday - Friday 12:00 noon 45-106
1 Daily: Monday - Friday 12:00 noon
2 Daily: Monday - Friday 12:00 noon
5 to 13 No session Contact testandtag@eait.uq.edu.au to arrange an appointment