Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Reconnection when no general or high-risk prescribed electrical work done

Heading: inserted, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 11 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

74 Reconnecting or restoring power supply to certain low voltage installations

(1)

This regulation applies to a low voltage installation or part installation—

(a)

that has been disconnected or isolated from a power supply; and

(b)

on which no general or high-risk prescribed electrical work has been done since the last disconnection or isolation.

(2)

If the period since the last disconnection or isolation of the installation or part installation is more than 6 months, the person proposing to reconnect or restore supply must, before doing so, give or sight a certificate issued in accordance with section 3 of AS/NZS 3019 that—

(a)

was issued no earlier than 6 months before the date of reconnection or restoration of supply; and

(b)

certifies that the installation or part installation is suitable for continued use; and

(c)

is given by a person authorised to certify mains work.

(3)

A person reconnecting or restoring supply to an installation or part installation is entitled (if acting in good faith) to rely on a written confirmation by the owner of the installation or part installation that no general or high-risk prescribed electrical work has been done on it since it was last disconnected or isolated.

(4)

A person who reconnects or restores supply to an installation or part installation commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty if he or she fails to comply with subclause (2).

Regulation 74: replaced, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 11 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

Regulation 74(4): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).