Have you ever noticed your test and tag technician using different coloured tags to mark your appliances? At Jim’s Test & Tag, we use test and tag colours to help keep track of your compliance with local legislation. 

If you want to know more about the importance of electrical test and tag colours, check out the rest of our article and get in touch if you have any questions. 

Tracking Test and Tag Intervals 

The main point of electrical test and tag colours are to help technicians keep track of when your item was last tested. Each different coloured tag represents a certain time of year or an interval in which an appliance should be tested. When it comes to most testing environments, the what each coloured tag stands for is up to the individual technician. As long as they know what each colour represents, the system works. 

For example, orange tags might represent 6 monthly intervals (January to June) and burgundy tags might be attached to items that need testing every 5 years. 

There are specific test and tag requirements for  construction and demolition sites (in relation to coloured tags). Best practice recommends: 

  • Red tag: December, January, February
  • Green tag: March, April, May
  • Blue tag: June, July, August
  • Yellow tag: September, October, November

These intervals are dictated by the AS/NZS 3012:2010. You can find out more information about the standards for coloured tags in our other blog post (linked at the top of this article). 

If you have a technician that uses coloured tags, feel free to ask them about the meaning behind each tag. The more you know about our process, the more likely you are to remain compliant with local law. Rest assured that we will send you out a reminder when each test is due. 

Electrical Safety is Paramount 

At Jim’s Test & Tag, we firmly believe that electrical safety should be a number one priority in all businesses. Every part of our process (including the use of coloured tags) is designed to help you manage your statutory testing requirements with ease. Electrical test and tag colours are just one of the many tools we use to help you keep your business safe. 

In addition to colour coding, we have a fantastic data management system that stores all the information about the electrical tests we conduct, and when a client will need another round of testing. Both hard copy tags and digital records allow us to track your compliance and make sure you are prepared for any workplace inspections. Should you require another copy of your test results, all you have to do is put in a request from your local technician. Proof of compliance is easy with our specially designed data management system. 

Contact Jim’s Test & Tag Today 

Now that you know a little bit more about the importance of electrical test and tag colours, you should get in touch with our team. They can answer any more questions you might have about our process, or book you in for an inspection. If you’re worried about the cost, our friendly team can provide you with a free quote so there are no unexpected surprises. 

Call now on 0800 454 654 or fill in the contact form.