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Does second hand equipment need testing and tagging before sale in Australia?

Sarah Allen


There are legal obligations under AS/NZS 3760:2010 on both organisations and individuals who sell or supply second hand electrical equipment. These obligations are in place to ensure the safety of the new operator of the second hand electrical equipment.

Firstly, a label must be attached to the second hand electrical equipment stating the equipment is second hand.

Then, the equipment must either be tested and tagged to AS/NZS 3760:2010 and have the accompanying test tag displayed, OR if the equipment has NOT been tested to AS/NZS 3760:2010 the equipment must labelled with a clear statement as follows ..

DANGER – DO NOT USE OR CONNECT TO SUPPLY – THIS SECOND-HAND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MAY BE FAULTY AND SHOULD BE INSPECTED AND TESTED BY A COMPETENT PERSON IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS/NZS 3760

For more information on the test and tag requirements for second hand electrical equipment, please contact Appliance Tagging Services on 1300 287 669 or by email to office@ats.com.au