Appliance Testing (Test & Tag)

Test & tag is the common name for safety testing of electrical appliances. It’s a great idea to get your home appliances tested for peace of mind. In commercial or industrial contexts, it’s a legal responsibility.

At K&M Electrical, we provide painless, affordable test & tag servicing.

This means as a business owner, contractor or manager, you need to have a certified electrician issue a current, valid safety ‘tag’ for everything with a flexible cord, including extension cords and multi-boxes.

Test & tag service ensures compliance with the Electricity Act 1992, NZ Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992, NZ Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 and WorkSafe regulations.


Pricing is from $4.50 per tag, with a minimum of 20 items tested at a time. We will provide repair quotes for any failed items.

Frequency of Testing

The duration of validity for any particular safety tag depends on the environmental and risk factors it faces under the WorkSafe safety standards. We’re well versed in the different factors that affect testing frequency, so give us a call at K&M Electrical to discuss your test & tag requirements.

Building or construction site and other hostile environments3 Months
Workshops, factories, place of work and clean equipment6 Months
Environments where the appliance or cord may be flexed or damaged 12 Months
Bedroom areas of rest homes, hotels, motels and hostels 2 Years
Environments where the appliance or cord will not be flexed or damaged5 Years
If an appliance is relocated, then the new environment test requirements apply

Once the appliance gets tested, a tag will be attached to the cord stating the date, re-test date, and the tester’s details.

K&M Electrical comply with all NZ regulations.

Please call us today to discuss your test & tag requirements for your commercial or industrial building.

“As a member of the Master Electricians Contractors Association of NZ, all of our work is covered by a $20,000 workmanship guarantee. Rest assured that there will be accountability and certainty when you choose K&M Electrical.”

Matt Lombard

Master Electricians Certification
Master Electricians Certification
Team member working on site

Get In Touch With Your Local Tauranga Electricians

If you’re looking for expert electrical services, our Tauranga electricians are a team of highly skilled professionals. We can provide you with a range of electrical services. K&M Electrical is based in Tauranga and offers our electrician services to the wider Bay of Plenty, Hamilton and Auckland. Discuss your job with Matt or one of our other friendly team members by calling 0800 020 097 now.

What Our Valued Clients Say

A few words from previous customers. K&M Electrical are proud to hold 4.8 Stars on

Beverly Dibble
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“This company was recommended by a friend and didn’t disappoint. Everything was handled quickly and efficiently from first call to installation. First port of call now for anything electrical. Highly recommended. Thank you.”
Michael Shervell
Michael Shervell
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“Very impressed with Matt and his team. They were prompt reliable and good communicators as well as being safety conscious. I’d give them 10 stars if there was room.”
Philip Norquay
Philip Norquay
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“As K&M say on their web site they have reliable electrical systems, dependable service. I found them very quick with their quoting and they showed up to carry out the required work when they said they would. To me that’s reliable and dependable. Thank you K&M very much appreciated.”