Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Connection to power supply after prescribed electrical work

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

73A Before connecting installations to power supply

(1)

Before connecting to a power supply a low or extra-low voltage installation or part installation on which prescribed electrical work has been done, the person doing the connection must—

(a)

be satisfied that the installation or part installation is safe to connect; and

(b)

be satisfied that the testing required by these regulations has been done; and

(c)

if a certificate of compliance is required for the work, either issue or sight a certificate of compliance issued no earlier than 6 months before the installation or part installation is connected; and

(d)

if the work is required to be inspected, either inspect the work and complete a record of inspection or sight a record of inspection given by another person no earlier than 6 months before the installation or part installation is connected; and

(da)

if the work is required to be inspected and a certificate of compliance is required for the work, attach the certificate of compliance or a copy of the certificate of compliance to the record of inspection; and

(e)

in the case of a low voltage installation or part installation, do all of the following:

(i)

ensure that the polarity and phase rotation of the supply are correct:

(ii)

ensure that the protection of the supply is correctly rated:

(iii)

ensure that the installation or part installation to be connected is compatible with the supply system:

(iv)

if the supply is from a MEN system, verify that there is a main earthing system.

(2)

Before a person connects a high voltage installation or part installation to a power supply, the person must comply with the requirements of regulation 38(2) as if references in that regulation to works were references to the installation or part installation.

(3)

If the person who connects an installation or part installation has not done the testing required by these regulations personally, the person must sight documentation, signed by the person who did the tests, that sets out what tests were carried out and what the results were.

(4)

A person who undertakes the connection of an installation or part installation is entitled (if acting in good faith) to rely on the veracity of any certificates of compliance relating to prescribed electrical work done on the installation or part installation, and on the veracity of any equivalent certificate issued under these regulations before 1 July 2013.

(5)

To avoid doubt, in this regulation connection refers to the prescribed electrical work that is the final step that will allow electricity to flow in the installation or part installation on which other prescribed electrical work has been done.

Regulation 73A: inserted, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 11 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

Regulation 73A(1)(da): inserted, on 31 December 2013, by regulation 20 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).