About John Blackburn

John is recognised as an expert in the test and tag industry due to his extensive and broad experience that began in 2004 when he was responsible for equipment maintenance at his local SES unit. He founded ACME Test and Tagging during 2007 to provide services to workplaces across the Greater Melbourne area. Starting from scratch with no leads and no clients he built a thriving business based on the values of being fair, friendly and reliable. Many of the original clients are still using his services today. Over the years, John has written courses on testing and tagging, set up Test And Tag Standards Australia (TATSA) to deliver quality test and tagging training courses, run a blog on testing and tagging, made submissions to the reviews on AS/NZS 3760 and had articles published in Safety Snippets magazine. Over the last 25 years John has been involved in many diverse businesses and has developed a reputation as an industry innovator, often going against the norms of the times. This desire to improve the customer experience has flowed on to ACME and TATSA with many of his initiatives now being picked up by competitors. Rather than get upset at them for copying him, John sees it as a complement and good for the test and tag industry. John is an active member of his local CFA brigade and supports many charitable and not-for-profit organisations.
7 03, 2019

Work health and safety laws to be updated after five years

By |2019-05-30T09:15:33+10:007th, March 2019|Categories: Test Tag Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

Safe Work Australia former director Marie Boland has produced 34 recommendations that could enhance workers’ safety after launching a review of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws 2018.

22 10, 2018

Company fined $300,000 after apprentice electrocuted

By |2019-02-22T08:52:52+10:0022nd, October 2018|Categories: Test Tag Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Melbourne electrical company has been convicted and fined $300,000 after an unsupervised, third-year apprentice electrician died from electrocution while laying cables at a Camberwell property.

12 04, 2018

Test Tag Blog Updates

By |2019-02-23T09:58:50+10:0012th, April 2018|Categories: Test Tag Courses|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Test and Tag Blog Updates Just a quick post to give you the "heads up" on some posts I put up our main test and [...]

28 09, 2017

Spot The Defect 4

By |2019-05-30T09:07:46+10:0028th, September 2017|Categories: Test Tag Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 it is due to be rechecked.

20 07, 2017

Failed Appliance Frustration

By |2019-05-30T08:58:34+10:0020th, July 2017|Categories: Test Tag Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

When running test and tag courses I cover the requirements of what to do when an appliance fails the inspection or electrical testing process as part of the overall test and tag process.

1 09, 2016

I’m Excited

By |2019-04-01T16:31:21+10:001st, September 2016|Categories: Announcements|Comments Off on I’m Excited

Yes, I'm excited.About what?Can't post the video on here, so you'll have to visit our FB page to see it.https://www.facebook.com/tatsa3130/videos/1831870583700544/Hint:  This is going to change [...]