(1) The purpose of the register is—
(a) to enable members of the public to—
(i) determine whether a person is a registered person or holds a practising licence, provisional licence, or employer licence issued under this Part and, if so, the status and relevant history of the person's registration or licence; and
(ii) choose a suitable person to do electrical work; and
(iii) know how to contact a registered person or a provisional licence holder or an employer licence holder; and
(iv) obtain information concerning which persons have been disciplined under this Act within the last 3 years; and
(b) to enable members of the public to obtain information concerning whether or not a person has previously been registered under this Act or held a licence under this Act and, if so, the relevant history of the person's registration or licence; and
(c) to facilitate the administrative, disciplinary, and other functions of the Board, the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board, the Secretary, any investigator, and the Registrar under this Act.
(2) This section is subject to section 137 (which allows the Registrar to restrict public access to certain information or documentation in certain circumstances).
Section 126: substituted, on 1 April 2010, by section 13 of the Electricity Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 70).