What is Test and Tag?

Test and tagging is a generic name given to the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing in-service electrical equipment for personal safety. Colloquially, it is also referred to as; tagging, test tag, test and tag, electrical tagging, appliance testing, portable appliance test or lead tagging.

New Zealand Legislation of Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 states that the Testing and Tagging of the electrical appliance should be carried out as per the AS/NZS 3760 standards. The electrical appliance Tested for AS/NZS 3760 standards determines, if the appliance is safe to use. The appliance undergoes a visual inspection for defects such as damage or missing components and a number of electrical tests to measure earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity.

In Australia and New Zealand, this is done using the Standard; AS/NZS 3760:2010
“In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment” as a reference document.

Electrical safety and regular inspections of your electrical tools, appliances, power leads, extension leads and all other workplace and home electrical equipment are not to be taken lightly.

Each year in New Zealand there are dozens of workplace related deaths caused by electrocution and many more serious injuries or destructive fires. The more shocking stats are for the home. Most of these could have been prevented with regular Test and Tag inspections.

This is why it is now WH&S legislation that businesses, contractors, sole traders operating in a working environment must have a regular test and tag performed on their electrical equipment to be compliant with the AS/NZS 3760:2010.

From just $2.50* we can give you peace of mind that your home and or workplace and the people in it are safe from defective electrical equipment.

We also test microwaves for faults as well as radiation leaks which can be harmful to your health and in some cases deadly.

For prompt, professional service guaranteed call Express Test And Tag on 0800 397 737