Does New Equipment Need To Be Tested And Tagged?

Test & Tag New Equipment

In Australia, when the equipment is new, the supplier is deemed responsible for its initial electrical safety.

It's worth mentioning that any newly purchased equipment does not need to be tested. However, it will still need to be visually inspected for any obvious damage and tagged. If you plan on reselling second-hand equipment, it's crucial to inspect, test, and label it properly to ensure the safety of the purchaser.

The correct tag to use in the case of new equipment is one that states its ‘New to Service’. This particular test tag indicates that the item has not been tested and will require testing at a further date.

Specifically, this test tag should include the following information:

  • Wording: "new to service"
  • Date of entry to service
  • Date when next test is due
  • Statement: This appliance has not been tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3760 

As a whole, ensure you're using New to Service test tags (shown below) on all new equipment to ensure you stay compliant with the AS/NZS 3760 Standard.

New to Service Test Tag