Why Test?


Test and Tag is a term used for the process of visually inspecting and electrically testing in-use electrical equipment for personal safety. It is also referred to as: tagging, test tag, test and tag, electrical tagging, appliance testing, portable appliance test or lead tagging.

The intention of testing and tagging is to determine if the appliance is electrically safe for personal use. The appliance goes through a visual inspection for defects such as damage 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 3760:2013 “In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment” as a reference document.

Every year in Australia there are many of workplace related deaths caused by electrocution and many more serious injuries and fires. Homes are often worse; with overuse of power boards, double adapters and extension leads. Most of these could have been prevented with regular Test and Tag inspections.

OH&S legislation says that some businesses, contractors and sole traders operating in a working environment must have a regular test and tag performed on their electrical equipment if they want to be compliant with the AS/NZS 3760:2013.

Electrical safety and regular yearly inspections of your electrical tools, appliances, power leads, extension leads and all other workplace and home electrical equipment are important.

From just $2.00 per item, we can give you piece of mind that your home and or workplace and the people in it are safe from defective electrical equipment.