Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

15 Using works, installations, fittings, appliances, and associated equipment

(1)

A person who owns or operates works, installations, fittings, or appliances must not use, and must not allow any other person to use, the works, installations, fittings, or appliances if the works, installations, fittings, or appliances are electrically unsafe.

(1A)

A person must not rent, hire out, or lease out fittings or appliances to any other person if the fittings or appliances are electrically unsafe at the start of the rental, hire, or lease period.

(1B)

A person who is the direct renter, hirer, or lessee of fittings or appliances must not use, and must not allow any other person to use, the fittings or appliances if the fittings or appliances are electrically unsafe.

(2)

A person who uses, or supervises the use of, associated equipment must ensure that the associated equipment is not used in a manner that renders the associated equipment a danger to persons or property.

(3)

A person who owns, rents, hires, leases, or operates works, installations, fittings, or appliances commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty if he or she uses, or allows another person to use, the works, installations, fittings, or appliances, knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, the works, installations, fittings, or appliances are electrically unsafe.

(3A)

A person who is the direct renter, hirer, or lessee of fittings or appliances commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty if he or she uses, or allows another person to use, the fittings or appliances knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, the fittings or appliances are electrically unsafe.

(4)

A person who uses, or supervises the use of, associated equipment commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty if he or she fails to comply with subclause (2).

Compare: SR 1997/60 rr 69(1), 100(b)

Regulation 15(1A): inserted, on 1 February 2014, by clause 1(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 15(1B): inserted, on 1 February 2014, by clause 1(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 15(3): amended, on 1 February 2014, by clause 1(2) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 15(3): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 15(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 7(1) of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

Regulation 15(3A): inserted, on 1 February 2014, by clause 1(3) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 15(4): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 15(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 7(1) of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).