The aim of test and tagging is to determine if the appliance is electrically safe for use.
The appliance undergoes a visual inspection for defects such as damage or missing components and a number of electrical tests to measure earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity.
Electrical safety and regular inspections of your electrical tools, appliances, power leads, extension leads and all other workplace and home electrical equipment are not to be taken lightly.
Each year in Australia there are dozens of workplace related deaths caused by electrocution, many serious injuries and destructive fires. Most of these could have been prevented with regular testing and inspections.