Regulations

The Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 promote the health and safety of members of the public in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand, and promote the prevention of damage to property in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand.

 

The Regulations:

  • Gather together and state the generic rules and requirements about electrical safety and what is deemed to be electrically safe and electrically unsafe.
  • Deal with the design, construction and use of works, installations, fittings, and appliances.
  • Deal with the importation and sale of fittings and appliances.
  • Provide for installations to be designed and installed under AS/NZS 3000 and define requirements relating to safety management systems.
  • Set out in schedules all the standards applicable to the Regulations.
  • Provide for offences including infringement offences.

Regulations update

Practitioner Guide to the Regulatory Changes for Certification of Prescribed Electrical Work (PEW) (external link)