Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

80 New and used fittings and appliances to be electrically safe

(1)

Every new or used fitting, and every new or used appliance, that is sold, offered for sale, supplied, or offered for supply must be electrically safe.

(2)

A new fitting or appliance is, for the purpose of this regulation, deemed to be electrically safe if—

(a)

it complies with—

(i)

AS/NZS 3820; or

(ii)

whichever official standard listed in Schedule 4 applies to the fitting or appliance; or

(b)

in relation to an appliance imported into New Zealand in purported compliance with the Conformity Cooperation Agreement, it complies with the requirements of that Agreement.

(3)

A used appliance is, for the purpose of this regulation, deemed to be electrically safe if, at the time it is sold or offered for sale,—

(a)

it is tested, inspected, and tagged in accordance with AS/NZS 5761; or

(b)

it has been disabled and marked in accordance with AS/NZS 4701; or

(c)

in the case of a used electrical medical device, it is tested and marked in accordance with AS/NZ 3551.

(4)

A person who sells, offers for sale, supplies, or offers for supply a new or used fitting or appliance, knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, the fitting or appliance is electrically unsafe, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty.

Compare: 1997/60 r 76

Regulation 80(1): amended, on 1 February 2014, by clause 12(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 80(2): amended, on 1 February 2014, by clause 12(2) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 80(3): amended, on 1 February 2014, by clause 12(3) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 80(4): amended, on 1 February 2014, by clause 12(4) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 80(4): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 80(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 7(1) of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).