When you put a brand new appliance into service for the first time, the Standard AS/NZS 3760 provides the option for the appliance to have a new to service (NTS) tag attached in lieu of having it fully test and tagged.
The Standard states;
In Australia, equipment that is new and entering into service for the first time but not tested and tagged shall have a tag applied that includes the following information:
(i) Wording, “new to service”
(ii) Date of entry to service
(iii) Date when next test is due
(iv) Statement, “This appliance has not been tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3760”.
Important Note: In line with the requirements for test and tagging appliances, new-to-service appliances with a detachable lead must have a NTS tag placed on both components. For example; with a computer monitor you must apply one tag to the lead and one tag on the monitor; for a typical kettle set up, one on the lead and one on the kettle unit.
Example New To Service tag.
As part of your record keeping, you should keep a track of any NTS tags issued; this could be a simple document or spreadsheet noting the date, appliance description, NTS tag number etc.