17 Notification of accidents

(1)

This section applies to every accident—

(a)

that involves the production, conversion, supply, distribution, or use of gas; and

(b)

that results in—

(i)

serious harm to any person; or

(ii)

significant property damage.

(2)

[Repealed]

(3)

Where any accident to which this section applies occurs in any place, the appropriate person shall notify WorkSafe of the particulars of the accident forthwith on becoming aware of the accident.

(4)

For the purposes of subsection (3), the appropriate person is as follows:

(a)

in the case of an accident involving gas supplied by a gas distributor or gas retailer, that gas distributor or gas retailer:

(b)

if the accident is discovered by any person who is authorised to do gasfitting under Part 2 of the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006, that person:

(c)

in all other cases, the occupier of the place where the accident occurred.

(5)

Every notice under this section shall be in the prescribed form (if any) and shall contain such particulars as are prescribed (if any).

(6)

Notification of an accident in accordance with either or both of the following provisions is compliance with subsection (3):

(a)

section 16(3) of the Electricity Act 1992:

(b)

section 56 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Compare: 1982 No 27 s 14

Section 17 heading: amended, on 5 December 2006, by section 8(1) of the Gas Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 71).

Section 17(1): substituted, on 5 December 2006, by section 8(2) of the Gas Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 71).

Section 17(2): repealed, on 5 December 2006, by section 8(2) of the Gas Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 71).

Section 17(3): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Section 17(4)(b): substituted, on 1 April 2010, by section 185 of the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006 (2006 No 74).

Section 17(6): added, on 5 December 2006, by section 8(3) of the Gas Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 71).

Section 17(6)(b): replaced, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).