Test Tag Colour Codes in NSW

What does the colour-coding on electrical test tags mean?

Colour coding on electrical test tags designates different months of the year. It is particulary useful in industries such as construction, where equipment is required to be tested monthly or 3-monthly.

Do I have to use colour coded test tags?

In NSW, only business which operate on construction sites need to use colour coded test tags. Other industries may find coloured test tags useful, but it is not a Workcover NSW requirement.

Which months are represented by the different colours?

  Red   January and September
  Blue   February and July
  Orange   March and November
  Green   April and August
  White   May and December
  Yellow   June and October
  No colour   Yearly tagging, 5-yearly, etc.


Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing specialises in the inspection and testing of all types of portable electrical appliances in New South Wales. Sydney Appliance Testing conducts testing and tagging in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3760: 2003.

Qualified electrical test and tag technicians who have an excellent knowledge of testing and tagging regulations and standards as they apply in NSW use specialised appliance testing instruments to test for invisible electrical faults, as well as completing a thorough visual inspection.

Why is Electrical Testing and Tagging of appliances so important for businesses in NSW?

  • All businesses in NSW have a duty of care to their staff under the
    OH&S Act, which in enforced by Workcover NSW.
  • Electrical Testing and Tagging of appliances helps minimise manager's risk of fines and imprisonment arising from a breach of electrical safety laws
  • Electrical Testing and Tagging of appliances helps to keep your insurance premiums low

NSW appliance testing specialists Sydney Electrical Appliance Testing are committed to helping you to comply with your obligations under the OH&S Act. We offer test and tag services which comply with Australian Standard 3760.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or to book a technician.

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