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The Significance of Electrical Testing and Tagging for Business Safety

In the world of business, electrical fires can be devastating, leading to substantial losses in terms of assets, safety and even legal repercussions. To mitigate these risks, comprehensive testing and inspection of your commercial property's electrical components and appliances is paramount.


At TESTntel, we take pride in being a New Zealand-owned and operated family business. With a legacy spanning 18 years, we've grown to become the largest electrical compliance testing service provider in our field, offering top-quality services that meet the diverse needs of our fellow Kiwis.

Understanding Electrical Testing and Tagging

1. The Basics:

Electrical testing and tagging is a systematic procedure used to verify the safety and compliance of electrical appliances and equipment. The process involves two key steps: electrical testing and equipment tagging.

The aim is to identify and mitigate electrical hazards, preventing accidents and ensuring safe working environments. At TESTntel, we work according to the AS/NZS 3670:2010 standard for the in-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

2. Who Needs It:

Electrical testing and tagging is crucial for businesses, organisations, and individuals who use electrical equipment. While not a legal mandate, compliance with AS/NZS 3760:2010 is a recognised way to ensure safety. In the workplace, it's a moral responsibility to protect employees and visitors.

Why do I need electrical testing services?

An expert electrical inspection encompasses more than just confirming the functionality of outlets and lighting fixtures. It includes a thorough evaluation of the entire electrical system, assessing its installation, integrity and potential exposure to damage from external elements such as weather or pests.

1. Safety:

The primary reason for electrical testing and tagging is safety. Ensuring that electrical equipment is in good working order reduces the risk of electrical accidents, fires and injuries.

2. Preventative Maintenance:

However, electrical testing and inspection are not one-time endeavours. To maintain ongoing safety and functionality, regular inspections can identify issues before they become safety hazards, allowing for timely repairs or replacements, reducing downtime and increasing the lifespan of equipment.

Below is the frequency of inspections recommended by AS/NZS 3760:2022 Standard, which you may choose, depending on the complexity of your electrical systems and the types of appliances in use.

Frequency of Inspection and Tests


Hostile Environment - One that the equipment or appliance is normally subject to events or operating conditions likely to result in damage to the equipment or a reduction in its expected life span. This includes, but is not limited to, mechanical damage, exposure to moisture, heat, vibration, corrosive chemicals and dust. E.g., construction site.

Appliances Requiring Testing & Tagging

Why should I choose TESTntel for electrical testing and tagging?

What sets us apart is our commitment to excellence and a true nationwide reach. From Northland to Southland, we extend our services across the New Zealand. NO contractors, NO franchises here at TESTntel; every service we provide is handled with the care and dedication that only a responsible business can deliver.

When you choose TESTntel, you're choosing experience, reliability and a team that genuinely cares about the well-being of our communities. We're not just a service provider; we're your trusted partner in ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.

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