About John Blackburn

John has been working in the testing and tagging industry since 2007 when he founded ACME Test and Tagging. He has developed and written several courses on testing and tagging and is the founder of Test And Tag Standards Australia that specialises in test and tag training courses. Recognised as an expert in his industry, John runs a blog on testing and tagging and has had articles published in Safety Snippets magazine.
12 11, 2018

Final Test Tag Course for 2018

By |2018-11-12T12:04:09+00:0012th, November 2018|Categories: Announcements, Courses|0 Comments

Final Test Tag Course for 2018Dates for the last test and tag course has been published.Click here for link to test and tag course dates We were hoping to get a second course in as well however commitments prevent this, so book early to secure your seat.The team has also [...]

30 01, 2018

Electric Appliance Recall Notices 2018

By |2018-11-21T08:13:04+00:0030th, January 2018|Categories: Electrical appliance recalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

     We have identified a total of 19 electric appliance recalls during 2018 that may be relevant to workplace situations. Here is a summarised list of electrical appliance recalls issue this year. If you own or use any of these you should stop using them and follow the recommended actions.  Source: [...]

25 10, 2017

Earth Continuity Test Demonstration

By |2017-10-25T13:48:25+00:0025th, October 2017|Categories: Test Tag Articles, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

EARTH CONTINUITY TEST To check the integrity of the protective earth of Class I appliances, the earth continuity test is performed.The protective earth is an important safety feature of all Class I appliances.  It provides a second level of protection against electric shock.What I demonstrate in this [...]

28 09, 2017

Spot The Defect 4

By |2017-10-03T09:43:03+00:0028th, September 2017|Categories: Electrical Safety, Other|Tags: , |0 Comments

CAN YOU SPOT THE DEFECT? #4 Tags play an important role in the test and tag programs. As well as displaying the outcome of inspection and testing, PASS / FAIL,  they also provide details about who checked the appliance, when the appliance was last checked and when [...]

19 09, 2017

Recalled Appliances Update 19 September 2017

By |2017-10-18T07:57:41+00:0019th, September 2017|Categories: Electrical appliance recalls|Tags: , |0 Comments

Recalled Appliances Update 19 September 2017 We have identified a further 5 electrical appliances that have recall alerts issued. These are the sorts of appliances we would often find, or expect to find, in service in workplaces we visit.The additions includeTwo brands of Powerboard (one issued February [...]