CANTERBURY based test and tag company

Finding the electrical gremlins you can't see since 2009 with test and tag

With an on road service Port Test and Tag has  been testing and tagging office appliances, laboratory equipment, factory machinery and tradies power tools, leads and RCD outlet boxes to the requirements of AS/NZS 3760:2010 (and if it's an item used on building sites to AS/NZS 3012:2010) since May 2009. 

We can perform minor repairs (lead/plug replacement to enable an item to be passed on the day)

On completion of testing,  we provide a suite of reports to complete your Health & Safety System. Others look and tag, we test and tag, our reports provide auditable evidence that testing  to and beyond the standards listed in the Electrical (Safety) Regulations has taken place.

Unfortunately, there is not a specific test and tag qualification recognized by NZQA, this means that anyone can buy a portable appliance testing machine and complete a few hours instruction in its use and call themselves "qualified to test and tag", don't be deceived by cut price offers, email us and request a copy of "A Live Issue" to learn more.

After completing a Level One Thermographers Course and adding a Testo 882 Thermal Imaging IR Camera to our arsenal of electrical test equipment, we can now offer thermal imaging inspections of switch boards, control cabinets computer servers and UPS.

Port Test and Tag Ltd conduct appliance testing in all parts of Christchurch and North Canterbury inc Kaikoura. We hold ten million dollars of Public Liability Insurance and two million dollars of Professional Indemnity Insurance.  All our test equipment has an annual calibration check. We hold SiteWise Green status and have been SiteSafe Members since 2009.  

Port test and tag at the Lyttleton Marina

Port test and tag at the Lyttleton Marina

What our clients say about us

"Steve and Sandie tested and tagged all the electrical appliances in my parents' holiday home. They provided an excellent service and they were given detailed reports. The asset list was invaluable when they had to make an insurance claim due to flooding. They are helpful and efficient and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others."

- A G

 "Steve and Sandie tested and tagged all the electrical items for when my daughter moved into her University Hall.  Fast, friendly, excellent service and also I was given an asset list of the items tested.  I thoroughly recommend their service."

Lee Small

 "Absolutely wonderful service by Steve. Thank you so much. I had contacted two other test and tag operators. Both didn't contact me back but Port Appliance Test & Tag went above and beyond to get my appliances checked so I could get to my event that day.
Will definitely be recommending your business.
Cheers! "
-Kai by Tonya 


"What a great service! Everything is done with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency. Very friendly and reasonably priced. A big thumbs up from me."
-Mark I

"Awesome and consistent work by Steve and Sandie, always accommodating and work with us to find a suitable time and location that gets the job done. Highly recommended and will continue to use. Many thanks from Ryan and the team at Sharp Finish Painting"

- Ryan L


"We have used this Company for over 8  years. The service we have received is fast, friendly and efficient. As  we have staff travelling all over the country they also go the extra  mile to ensure our tools are up to date. You cannot go past this company  for your test and tagging needs. Suzanne from Tasman Tanks NZ "Limited

- Suzanne M