80 Exemption for maintenance of domestic appliances

(1)

The owner of any electrical appliance may do any prescribed electrical work, or assist in doing any prescribed electrical work, in relation to that appliance if—

(a)

the appliance is kept principally for the use of that person, or any near relative of that person, or both; and

(b)

the appliance is used principally for domestic purposes and not for commercial or industrial purposes; and

(c)

the work is within the limits prescribed in regulations made for the purposes of this section; and

(d)

the work is carried out in accordance with the requirements of any regulations; and

(e)

the work is carried out in a competent and safe manner; and

(f)

while that work is being carried out, the appliance is not connected to a power supply; and

(g)

the work is, before connection to a power supply, tested and certified, in accordance with regulations, by a registered person who holds a current practising licence issued under this Act that authorises that person to test and certify prescribed electrical work.

(2)

Subsection (1)(g) applies only if required by regulations.

(3)

For the purposes of subsection (1), near relative, in relation to any person, means—

(a)

a grandparent of that person:

(b)

a parent or step-parent of that person:

(c)

a parent or step-parent of that person’s spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

(d)

a brother or sister of that person, including a half-brother or half-sister:

(e)

that person’s spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

(f)

a child or step-child of that person:

(g)

a grandchild of that person.

Section 80: substituted, on 1 April 2010, by section 13 of the Electricity Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 70).