Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

78 Issue of warrants of electrical fitness for connectable installations

(1)

The following people may issue warrants of electrical fitness for connectable installations:

(a)

a person who is authorised to inspect mains work:

(b)

a person who, immediately before these regulations come into force, is authorised by the Secretary to issue warrants of electrical fitness, but only in respect of the same class of connectable installations that the authorisation relates to:

(c)

in relation to a connectable installation that has been certified under regulation 66, the person who did the certification (and, to avoid doubt, the warrant may be issued at the same time that the certification is done).

(2)

Every warrant of electrical fitness for a connectable installation must be issued in accordance with AS/NZS 3001, except that a warrant of electrical fitness for a connectable installation—

(a)

in a pleasure vessel must be issued in accordance with AS/NZS 3004.2; and

(b)

in a mobile medical facility must be issued in accordance with NZS 6115; and

(c)

that has been imported must be issued in accordance with AS/NZS 3001, but only after an assessment for compliance with Part 1 of AS/NZS 3000.

(3)

A person who issues a warrant of electrical fitness must—

(a)

give it to the person who requests the warrant; and

(b)

keep a copy of the completed warrant for at least 3 years, or send a copy to WorkSafe; and

(c)

complete a warrant of electrical fitness sticker that is in the form prescribed or approved by WorkSafe; and

(d)

affix the sticker in a prominent place on the connectable installation.

(4)

A warrant of electrical fitness for a connectable installation expires on the earlier of—

(a)

the date on which a new warrant of electrical fitness is issued for the connectable installation; or

(b)

the date that is 4 years from its date of issue or, in the case of a mobile medical facility, 1 year from its date of issue.

(5)

Every warrant of electrical fitness must be in a form that is either—

(a)

the form prescribed by the relevant standard referred to in subclause (2); or

(b)

a form approved by WorkSafe.

(6)

If WorkSafe charges a fee to supply forms of warrants of electrical fitness, the fee must be the fee set out in Schedule 5.

(7)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 1 penalty if he or she—

(a)

issues a warrant of electrical fitness otherwise than in accordance with this regulation; or

(b)

issues a warrant of electrical fitness for a connectable installation that is electrically unsafe; or

(c)

is not authorised to issue a warrant of electrical fitness.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 97(3), (5)–(7)

Regulation 78(2)(b): amended, on 10 November 2011, by regulation 32 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/370).

Regulation 78(2)(c): added, on 10 November 2011, by regulation 32 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/370).

Regulation 78(3)(b): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Regulation 78(3)(c): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Regulation 78(5)(b): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Regulation 78(6): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).

Regulation 78(7): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 78(7): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 7(2) of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).