Free electrical equipment inspections
The MMA requires all electrical equipment used within the common areas of the trading floor to be regularly inspected, tested and tagged by an authorised person.
The MMA will be providing this service for FREE for all Market store and stand holders on Wednesday 16 May post trade.
The authorised person will inspect all electrical items left in common areas of the trading floor building including any items left out the front of store tenancies or on trading stands.
If you don’t want to leave your items out, ElectroSafe will be set up from 7:00am to 8:00am outside the rear of the Customer Service Office to test electrical items.
Examples of electrical equipment for testing and tagging include EFTPOS and cash registers, laptops, extension leads, electric vehicle charges, phone charges, other electrical items used within stand and licensed areas such as radios or heaters.
What happens if my item fails the electrical test?
Any equipment that fails the electrical testing will be physically isolated (plug cut off) to make sure the equipment cannot be used until repaired. The Market Business is responsible for repairing or replacing the failed equipment.
I don’t want my items tested and tagged.
If you don’t want your items tested and tagged, pack them away at the end of trade into your store tenancy or take them away with you at the end of trade.
Staying safe in the Market
All Market users have a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, and to comply with Market Operating Rules and the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) plan.
Electrical safety is a key safety issue within the common and trading areas of the market.
The following rules aim to minimise the risks associated with electrical hazards including the risks of fires and electrocution:
- Access to electrical switchboards is to be kept clear at all times
- All electrical work is to be undertaken by a qualified electrician
- Double adaptors must not be used – use portable power boards that have individual switches on each outlet.
- Cords and leads are not to be run across floors, doorways, walkways, aisles or anywhere else they could be tripped or ran over.
For further information, contact the Melbourne Market Help Desk on 9258 6149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org