Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011/371

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of October 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 54 and 54A of the Gas Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following regulations, acting—

  • (a) on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

  • (b) on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy and Resources made after consulting the Environmental Protection Authority in accordance with section 54(6) of the Gas Act 1992.

Contents

1  Title

2  Commencement

3  Principal regulations amended

4  Interpretation

5  General rules for when things deemed to be unsafe

6  Additional rules for when gas installations deemed to be unsafe

7  General requirement about what gas must be odorised and to what level

8  New regulation 43 substituted

9  What types of gasfitting must be certified

10  Exemptions from requirement to certify gasfitting

11  Supply and retention of certificates of compliance

12  Obligations of person connecting to gas supply

13  New regulation 51 substituted

14  New regulations 53 to 57 substituted

15  Offences in relation to alternative endorsement regime

16  Approved practitioner regime

17  Specified fittings

18  New regulation 65 substituted

19  Contents of supplier declaration

20  Other suppliers and installers must check that declaration published or supplied

21  Marking of gas appliances

22  Gas safety compliance labels for gas appliances and specified fittings

23  Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings

24  Responsibility of persons hiring or leasing gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations

25  Secretary's power to exempt from requirements

26  New regulation 93 substituted

27  Regulation 94 revoked

28  Transitional provisions about gas appliance safety

29  New regulation 96 substituted

30  Transitional provision about repair of gas appliances made and installed before 1985

31  New regulations 99A to 99C inserted

32  Schedule 1 amended

33  New Schedule 2A inserted

34  New Schedule 6 substituted

Schedule 1
Schedule 1 amended

Schedule 2
New Schedule 2A inserted

Schedule 3
New Schedule 6 substituted


Regulations

1  Title
  • These regulations are the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011.

2  Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 10 November 2011.

3  Principal regulations amended
4  Interpretation
  • (1) Regulation 3(1) is amended by revoking the definition of accredited auditor and substituting the following definition:

    accredited auditor means any of the following bodies:

    • (a) a body accredited by either of the following to assess an organisation's compliance with these regulations and safety management systems generally:

      • (i) the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand:

      • (ii) a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum multilateral recognition arrangement for management systems:

    • (b) a body approved, by or under an international agreement between New Zealand and another country that does not have a national accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum multilateral recognition arrangement for management systems, to assess an organisation's compliance with these regulations and safety management systems generally.

    (2) Paragraph (a) of the definition of competent organisation in regulation 3(1) is amended by omitting a third-party laboratory accreditation agency and substituting International Accreditation New Zealand.

    (3) Paragraph (b) of the definition of competent organisation in regulation 3(1) is amended by inserting either by International Accreditation New Zealand under the Testing Laboratory Registration Act 1972 or after ISO 17020.

    (4) Regulation 3(1) is amended by revoking the definition of connect and substituting the following definition:

    connect means to carry out gasfitting whereby a supply of gas—

    • (a) will be provided to a gas installation or part of a gas installation; or

    • (b) could be provided to a gas installation or part of a gas installation through a further activity that is not itself gasfitting.

    (5) Regulation 3(1) is amended by revoking the definition of non-reticulated gas and substituting the following definition:

    non-reticulated gas means gas supplied to a consumer other than by means of a gas distribution system.

5  General rules for when things deemed to be unsafe
  • (1) Regulation 11(2)(b) is amended by omitting connection and substituting joint.

    (2) Regulation 11(2) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

    • (ba) the fittings in any distribution system, gas installation, or gas appliance—

      • (i) have a gas leakage (other than a minute leakage that is permissible under relevant testing procedures); or

      • (ii) are capable of being operated in a manner that is hazardous when the fittings are exposed to any reasonably foreseeable torques, pressures, or chemical or physical conditions; or.

6  Additional rules for when gas installations deemed to be unsafe
  • Regulation 12(a) is amended by inserting has the potential to result in a concentration of gas in air that after of a soundness test or.

7  General requirement about what gas must be odorised and to what level
  • (1) Regulation 16(1) is amended by omitting or supplied from and substituting , all gas in or supplied from.

    (2) Regulation 16(1)(b) is amended by omitting a concentration equivalent to and substituting concentrations equivalent to and in excess of.

    (3) Regulation 16(3)(b) is amended by revoking subparagraphs (i) and (ii) and substituting the following subparagraphs:

    • (i) effectively manages the associated risks for that installation; and

    • (ii) can demonstrate that there are documented procedures to ensure that either—

      • (A) the presence of gas in the atmosphere is readily detectable at concentrations equivalent to and in excess of one-fifth of the lower explosive limit of the gas; or

      • (B) ignition of any released gas is prevented; and.

8  New regulation 43 substituted
  • Regulation 43 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

    43 Safety of gas installations
    • (1) Every person who designs, installs, commissions, or tests a gas installation, a part of a gas installation, or an extension or addition to, or replacement of, a gas installation or part of a gas installation, must design, install, commission, or test the installation or part, or the extension, addition, or replacement, in accordance with whichever of the following applies:

      • (a) AS/NZS 5601.1; or

      • (b) AS/NZS 5601.2.

      (2) Every person who supplies or intends to supply an imported installation to a retailer or consumer must, before supplying the installation, ensure that it complies with the requirements set out in section 2 of whichever of the following applies:

      • (a) AS/NZS 5601.1; or

      • (b) AS/NZS 5601.2.

      (3) However, subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply in relation to CNG stations.

      (4) For the purposes of subclauses (1) and (2),—

      • (a) despite anything to the contrary in AS/NZS 5601.1,—

        • (i) a gas installation does not fail to be a gas installation to which AS/NZS 5601.1 applies by reason only that it receives gas at a supply pressure of more than 200 kilopascals; and

        • (ii) a gas installation that has the design capacity to consume 60 000 megajoules of gas energy per hour need not meet the requirements of paragraph 8 of clause 2.6.2, or paragraph 7 of clause 2.6.6, of AS/NZS 5601.1; and

      • (b) despite anything to the contrary in AS/NZS 5601.2, a gas installation does not fail to be a gas installation to which AS/NZS 5601.2 applies by reason only that it receives gas at a supply pressure of more than 3 kilopascals.

      (5) Every person who breaches the requirements in subclause (1) or (2) commits a grade A offence.

9  What types of gasfitting must be certified
  • Regulation 44(1) is amended by revoking paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) gasfitting carried out as part of the construction of new gas installations:.

10  Exemptions from requirement to certify gasfitting
  • Regulation 45 is amended by adding ; or and also by adding the following paragraph:

    • (d) installing temporary pipework between fittings (or between gas appliances, or between fittings and gas appliances) or repairing fittings and gas appliances; but only if the fittings or appliances are used for experimental, testing, demonstration, teaching, or research purposes in any gas engineering workshop, manufacturing facility, gas test facility, laboratory, hospital, research project, or teaching institution.

11  Supply and retention of certificates of compliance
12  Obligations of person connecting to gas supply
  • Regulation 50(2) is amended by adding ; and and also by adding the following paragraph:

    • (c) if the gas installation is an imported installation, ensure that the installation complies with—

      • (i) the requirements set out in section 2 of whichever of the following applies:

        • (A) AS/NZS 5601.1; or

        • (B) AS/NZS 5601.2; or

      • (ii) until 31 December 2012, the essential safety requirements of NZS 5261.

13  New regulation 51 substituted
  • Regulation 51 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

    51 Supplying gas to gas installations on which no gasfitting done
    • (1) This regulation applies to a gas installation—

      • (a) that is disconnected or isolated from a gas supply; and

      • (b) on which no gasfitting has been done since the gas installation was last disconnected or isolated from a gas supply.

      (2) However, this regulation does not apply to an imported installation that is being connected for the first time in New Zealand to a gas supply.

      (3) If the period since the last disconnection or isolation is 6 months or less and the owner of the installation confirms that no gasfitting has occurred during that time, regulation 50 does not apply, and a person may reconnect the gas installation to the gas supply, or resupply gas to the gas installation, without doing the things referred to in that regulation, provided the installation will operate safely once resupplied with gas.

      (4) For the purposes of this regulation, a person doing a reconnection or a restoration of a gas supply is entitled (if acting in good faith) to rely on a written confirmation by the owner of the installation that no gasfitting has been done on the installation since it was last disconnected or isolated.

      (5) For the purposes of this regulation, a gas installation is isolated from a gas supply if the flow of gas to the installation is stopped in such a way that it can be restored by an action other than gasfitting.

14  New regulations 53 to 57 substituted
  • Regulations 53 to 57 are revoked and the following regulations substituted:

    53 Gas appliances and fittings to be safe
    • (1) Every gas appliance and all fittings, whether new or used, that are sold or offered for sale must be safe.

      (2) Every person who manufactures, imports, sells or offers to sell, hires or leases out, or installs a gas appliance or fittings must take all practicable steps to ensure that the gas appliance or fittings are safe.

      (3) In subclause (2), a gas appliance or fittings includes a gas appliance and fittings that are imported as part of an installation (for example, as part of an imported caravan).

      (4) A person who fails to comply with subclause (2) commits a grade A offence.

    54 Gas appliances and specified fittings to be certified
    • (1) This regulation applies to—

      • (a) every gas appliance that is manufactured in, or imported into, New Zealand on or after 1 July 2013; and

      • (b) fittings that the Secretary, under regulation 64, has specified must be certified under this regulation (specified fittings).

      (2) Despite subclause (1), this regulation does not apply to—

      • (a) a gas appliance that has the design capacity to consume 60 000 megajoules or more of gas energy per hour; or

      • (b) any gas appliance or specified fittings endorsed under regulation 57.

      (3) The importer or manufacturer of the gas appliance or specified fittings must ensure that, before the appliance or fittings are sold or offered for sale in New Zealand, the appliance or fittings are certified in accordance with regulation 55.

      (4) An importer or manufacturer that fails to comply with subclause (3) commits a grade A offence.

      (5) A person who sells or offers to sell a gas appliance or specified fittings to which this regulation applies commits a grade A offence if the person—

      • (a) knows that the appliance or fittings are not certified as required by subclause (3), or is reckless as to that matter; or

      • (b) knows that any purported certification of the appliance or fittings is false, or is reckless as to that matter.

    55 Certification requirements for gas appliances and specified fittings
    • (1) A gas appliance and specified fittings are certified for the purposes of regulation 54(3) if—

      • (a) the appliance or fittings are certified by a body specified in clause 1 of Schedule 2A; and

      • (b) the body certifies the appliance or fittings to the standard, and complying with any conditions, specified in Schedule 2A for that body and that type of appliance or fittings; and

      • (c) the certification was valid at the time the appliance or fittings were manufactured in, or imported into, New Zealand.

      (2) However, in the case of specified fittings for which the Secretary, under regulation 64, has specified an alternative time at which the certification must be valid, the certification must be valid at that time and subclause (1)(c) does not apply.

    56 Offence by certification body
    • A body specified in clause 1 of Schedule 2A commits a grade A offence if the body certifies a gas appliance or specified fittings, knowing that the appliance or fittings do not meet the certification requirements set out in Schedule 2A, or being reckless as to that matter.

    57 Endorsement may replace certification for certain appliances and fittings
    • (1) This regulation applies to—

      • (a) a small production appliance; and

      • (b) specified fittings that the Secretary, under regulation 64, has specified may be endorsed under this regulation.

      (2) In this regulation,—

      approved practitioner means a person approved by the Secretary under regulation 59

      small production appliance means a gas appliance—

      • (a) of which there are 11 or fewer in New Zealand; or

      • (b) that is a new or used gas appliance that forms part of an imported new or used gas installation.

      (3) The importer or manufacturer of the small production appliance or specified fittings may, instead of complying with regulation 54(3), ensure that, before the appliance or fittings are sold or offered for sale in New Zealand, the appliance or fittings are endorsed by an approved practitioner.

      (4) An endorsement must include the following:

      • (a) the full name and New Zealand address of the manufacturer or importer of the appliance or fittings; and

      • (b) the full name of the approved practitioner giving the endorsement; and

      • (c) a statement identifying the appliance or fittings covered by the endorsement; and

      • (d) a statement that, in the opinion of the approved practitioner, the appliance or fittings comply with these regulations and NZS 5266; and

      • (e) where endorsed as part of a gas installation, the address of the installation; and

      • (f) the type of gas that the appliance or fittings can safely use.

      (5) A copy of every endorsement—

      • (a) must be sent to the Secretary within 10 working days of a request being made by the Secretary; and

      • (b) must be given to the owner or purchaser of the appliance or fittings covered by the endorsement.

      (6) Regulations 54 and 72 do not apply to an appliance or fittings endorsed in accordance with this regulation.

15  Offences in relation to alternative endorsement regime
  • (1) The heading to regulation 58 is amended by omitting alternative.

    (2) Regulation 58(2) is amended by omitting appliance does and substituting appliance or specified fittings endorsed do.

    (3) Regulation 58(3) is amended by—

    • (a) omitting appliance that has and substituting appliance or fittings that have; and

    • (b) omitting appliance does and substituting appliance or fittings do.

16  Approved practitioner regime
  • (1) Regulation 59(2)(c) is amended by omitting for small production appliances.

    (2) Regulation 59(2)(c) is amended by revoking subparagaph (ii) and substituting the following subparagraph:

    • (ii) must be able to undertake or assess testing and commissioning of the appliance or fitting.

    (3) Regulation 59(2) is amended by revoking paragraph (d).

17  Specified fittings
  • (1) Regulation 64(1) is amended by omitting certified in accordance with regulation 55 or endorsed by an approved practitioner in accordance with regulation 57 and substituting certified under regulation 54 or endorsed by an approved practitioner under regulation 57.

    (2) Regulation 64 is amended by revoking subclause (2) and substituting the following subclause:

    • (2) The notice—

      • (a) must specify whether the specified fittings may be endorsed under regulation 57 instead of certified under regulation 54; and

      • (b) may specify a time, as an alternative to the time referred to in regulation 55(1)(c), at which a certification must be valid.

18  New regulation 65 substituted
  • Regulation 65 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

    65 Gas appliances and fittings to which supplier declaration requirements apply
    • (1) Regulations 66 to 70 apply to the following:

      • (a) gas appliances; and

      • (b) specified fittings (see regulation 64); and

      • (c) any declared articles that the Secretary has specified under regulation 60 to be gas appliances or fittings that require a supplier declaration.

      (2) However, regulations 66 to 70 do not apply to any gas appliances or specified fittings endorsed under regulation 57.

      Compare: SR 1993/76 r 15

19  Contents of supplier declaration
  • (1) Regulation 67(f) is amended by omitting conformity assessment and substituting certification.

    (2) Regulation 67(g) is amended by omitting conformity assessment and substituting certification.

20  Other suppliers and installers must check that declaration published or supplied
  • (1) The heading to regulation 70 is amended by omitting Other suppliers and installers and substituting Installers.

    (2) Regulation 70 is amended by revoking subclauses (1) and (3).

21  Marking of gas appliances
  • (1) Regulation 71(1) is amended by—

    • (a) inserting manufacturer or importer of a after Every; and

    • (b) omitting be and substituting ensure that the appliance is.

    (2) Regulation 71(1) is amended by revoking paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) the name or registered trade mark or other means of identifying the person responsible, under regulation 66, for making the supplier declaration relating to the appliance; and.

    (3) Regulation 71(1)(b) is amended by inserting or endorsed after certified.

    (4) Regulation 71(1) is amended by revoking paragraphs (e) and (f) and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (e) a gas safety compliance label (if the gas appliance is required by regulation 72 to have one); and

    • (f) the make and either the model or the model number of the gas appliance.

22  Gas safety compliance labels for gas appliances and specified fittings
  • (1) Regulation 72(1) is amended by omitting 55 and substituting 54.

    (2) Regulation 72(2) is amended by revoking paragraphs (a) and (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) must be in the form shown in Schedule 6, with the label no smaller than 15 mm in height; and.

    (3) Regulation 72(3)(b) is amended by inserting , if required by this regulation to have a label, after fittings that do not.

    (4) Regulation 72(4)(b) is amended by adding , knowing, or being reckless as to whether, the marking or label is false or incorrect.

23  Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings
  • (1) Regulation 74(1)(b) is amended by omitting NZS 5262 and substituting NZS 5266.

    (2) Regulation 74(4) is amended by omitting knowing that those steps have not been taken or being reckless as to that matter.

24  Responsibility of persons hiring or leasing gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations
  • (1) Regulation 75(1) is amended by omitting all the words preceding paragraph (a) and substituting Every person who hires or leases out, or who offers to hire or lease out, any gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation must take all practicable steps to ensure that, before hiring, leasing, or offering to hire or lease them out,—.

    (2) Regulation 75(2) is amended by omitting hires out or leases out and substituting hires or leases out, or offers to hire or lease out,.

25  Secretary's power to exempt from requirements
26  New regulation 93 substituted
  • Regulation 93 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

    93 Existing and in-process distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances
    • (1) This regulation applies to distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances that, on 4 May 2010, were—

      • (a) installed, for sale, or in use in New Zealand; or

      • (b) under construction or being installed in New Zealand; or

      • (c) in transit to New Zealand; or

      • (d) the subject of an irrevocable purchasing order by a person in New Zealand.

      (2) Despite anything to the contrary in these regulations, the distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances—

      • (a) may continue to be constructed, installed, sold, used, maintained, or operated, provided that—

        • (i) they are not unsafe; and

        • (ii) they complied immediately before 4 May 2010 with the requirements of the Gas Regulations 1993; and

        • (iii) they continue to comply, as a minimum, with the requirements of the Gas Regulations 1993 as in force immediately before their revocation by these regulations; and

      • (b) may, until 31 December 2012, be tested, certified, or inspected in accordance with—

        • (i) the Gas Regulations 1993 as in force immediately before 1 April 2010; or

        • (ii) these regulations.

27  Regulation 94 revoked
28  Transitional provisions about gas appliance safety
  • Regulation 95(1) is amended by omitting 4 May 2012 and substituting 1 July 2013.

29  New regulation 96 substituted
  • Regulation 96 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

    96 Gas appliance and fittings certification requirements before 1 July 2013
    • (1) This regulation applies to gas appliances and specified fittings that—

      • (a) are manufactured in or imported into New Zealand before 1 July 2013; and

      • (b) would, if they were manufactured in or imported into New Zealand on or after 1 July 2013, be required to be certified under regulation 54.

      (2) Every manufacturer and every importer of the appliances or fittings must comply with—

      • (a) regulation 54; or

      • (b) NZS 5262 and regulations 13 to 15F of the Gas Regulations 1993 as in force immediately before their revocation by these regulations.

      (3) Every person commits a grade A offence who fails to comply with subclause (2).

30  Transitional provision about repair of gas appliances made and installed before 1985
  • Regulation 97 is amended by omitting NZS 5262 and substituting NZS 5266.

31  New regulations 99A to 99C inserted
  • The following regulations are inserted after regulation 99:

    99A Meaning of amendment date in regulations 99B and 99C
    • In regulations 99B and 99C, amendment date means 10 November 2011 (which is the date on which the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011 come into force).

    99B Transitional provision relating to matters immediately before amendment date
    • (1) This regulation applies to distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances that, immediately before the amendment date, are—

      • (a) installed, for sale, or in use in New Zealand; or

      • (b) under construction or being installed in New Zealand; or

      • (c) in transit to New Zealand; or

      • (d) the subject of an irrevocable purchasing order by a person in New Zealand.

      (2) Despite anything to the contrary in these regulations, the distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances may continue to be constructed, installed, sold, or used, provided that they—

      • (a) are not unsafe; and

      • (b) complied immediately before the amendment date, and continue to comply, with the requirements of these regulations as in force immediately before the amendment date.

    99C Transitional provision relating to matters on and after amendment date
    • (1) Until 31 December 2012, a specified installation may, instead of complying with regulation 43 as amended by the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011, continue to comply with regulation 43 as in force immediately before the amendment date.

      (2) In subclause (1), specified installation means a gas installation, a part of a gas installation, or an extension or addition to, or replacement of, a gas installation or part of a gas installation that—

      • (a) is designed, installed, commissioned, or tested on or after the amendment date; and

      • (b) would, but for subclause (1), be required to comply with regulation 43 as in force on and after the amendment date.

32  Schedule 1 amended
33  New Schedule 2A inserted
  • The Schedule 2A set out in Schedule 2 of these regulations is inserted after Schedule 2.

34  New Schedule 6 substituted

Schedule 1
Schedule 1 amended

r 32

  • 1Omit the item relating to AS 3645:2010.

  • 2Item relating to AS/NZS 4645: add including Amendments 1, 2, and A.

  • 3Item relating to NZS 5263: omit NZS 5262:2003 and substitute NZS 5263:2003.

  • 4Insert the following items in their appropriate alphanumeric order:

    NZS 5255 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5255 (Int):2011 (Safety verification of existing gas installations)
    NZS 5266 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5266 (Int):2011 (Safety of gas appliances)
    NZS/AS 3645:2010 New Zealand Standard known as NZS/AS 3645:2010 (Essential requirements for gas equipment Part 1 and Part 2)

Schedule 2
New Schedule 2A inserted

r 33

Schedule 2A
Certification requirements

r 55

1 Bodies that may certify gas appliances and specified fittings
  • The following bodies may certify gas appliances and specified fittings for the purposes of regulation 54(3):

    • (a) a body that is working within either of the following certification regimes:

      • (i) EU Directive 2009/142/EC:

      • (ii) until 1 July 2013, EU Directive 90/396/ECC:

    • (b) Canadian Standards Association:

    • (c) Underwriters Laboratories:

    • (d) SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd (trading as SAI Global):

    • (e) IAPMO R & T Oceana Pty Ltd:

    • (f) Australian Gas Association:

    • (g) a body accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) and with a scope that includes NZS/AS 3645:2010 Part 2.

2 Standards and conditions applying to certification by bodies working within EU Directive 2009/142/EC or EU Directive 90/396/ECC
  • (1) This clause applies to a gas appliance or specified fittings certified by a body that is working within either of the following certification regimes:

    • (a) EU Directive 2009/142/EC:

    • (b) until 1 July 2013, EU Directive 90/396/ECC.

    (2) The appliance or fittings must be certified to the standard specified in subclause (4), subject to the following conditions:

    • (a) an appliance incorporating electrical equipment with a low voltage external supply must be tested for gas safety compliance using a supply of 230 volts, 50 Hz (nominal):

    • (b) an LPG appliance, other than an appliance for use with non-refillable cartridges, must be certified to Group I3B/P 30 or I3B/P 28-30:

    • (c) a natural gas appliance must be certified to Group I2H:

    • (d) a cabinet heater must be fitted with a label and notice that complies with Appendices 1 and 2 of NZS/AS 3645.

    (3) In subclause (4),—

    standard A means BS EN 30-1-1:2008 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. General

    standard B means BS EN 203-1:2005 + A1:2008 Gas heated catering equipment. General safety rules.

    (4) The applicable standards are as follows:

    Appliance and/or fittings type  Applicable standard

    Appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate

     

    Standard A in conjunction with BS EN 30-1-3:2003 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. Appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate

    Appliances having forced-convection ovens and/or grills

     

    Standard A in conjunction with BS EN 30-1-2:1999 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. Appliances having forced-convection ovens and/or grills

    Appliances having 1 or more burners with an automatic burner control system

     

    Standard A in conjunction with BS EN 30-1-4:2002 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. Appliances having one or more burners with an automatic burner control system

    Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters

     

    BS EN 26:1998 Gas fired instantaneous water heaters for the production of domestic hot water, fitted with atmospheric burners

    Gas-fired storage water heaters

     

    BS EN 89:2000 Gas-fired storage water heaters for the production of domestic hot water

    Boiling pans

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-3:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Boiling pans

    Brat pans and paella cookers

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-8:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Brat pans and paella cookers

    Chargrills

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-10:2007 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Chargrills

    Decorative fuel-effect gas appliances

     

    BS EN 509:2000 Decorative fuel-effect gas appliances

    Dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances

     

    BS EN 497:1998 Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Multi-purpose boiling burners for outdoor use

    Domestic combination hot water and central heating boilers

     

    BS EN 625:1995 Gas fired central heating boilers. Specific requirements for the domestic hot water operation of combination boilers of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW

    Domestic flueless space heaters, including cabinet heaters

     

    BS EN 449:2002 + A1:2007 Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Domestic flueless space heaters (including diffusive catalytic combustion heaters)

    Fryers

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-4:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Fryers

    Fuel cell gas heating appliances

     

    BS EN 50465:2008 Gas appliances. Fuel cell gas heating appliance. Fuel cell gas heating appliance of nominal heat input inferior or equal to 70 kW

    Gas-fired absorption and adsorption air-conditioning and/or heat pump appliances

     

    BS EN 12309-1:2000 Gas-fired absorption and adsorption air-conditioning and/or heat pump appliances with a net heat input not exceeding 70 kW. Safety

    Gas-fired central heating boilers of nominal heat input exceeding 70 kW, but not exceeding 300 kW

     

    BS EN 656:2000 Gas-fired central heating boilers. Type B boilers of nominal heat input exceeding 70 kW, but not exceeding 300 kW

    Gas-fired central heating boilers of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW

     

    BS EN 483:1999 + A4:2007 Gas-fired central heating boilers. Type C boilers of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW.

    Gas-fired central heating boilers with a nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW

     

    BS EN 677:1998 Gas-fired central heating boilers. Specific requirements for condensing boilers with a nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW

    Gas-fired overhead luminous radiant heaters

     

    BS EN 419-1:2009 Non-domestic gas-fired overhead luminous radiant heaters. Safety

    Gas-fired type B tumble dryers

     

    BS EN 12752-1:1999 Gas-fired type B tumble dryers of nominal heat input not exceeding 20 kW. Safety

    Hot water heaters for beverage

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-6:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Hot water heaters for beverage

    Independent gas-fired convection heaters

     

    BS EN 1266:2002 Independent gas-fired convection heaters incorporating a fan to assist transportation of combustion air and/or flue gases

    Independent gas-fired flueless space heaters

     

    BS EN 14829:2007 Independent gas-fired flueless space heaters for nominal heat input not exceeding 6 kW

    Independent hotplates, including those incorporating a grill for outdoor use

     

    BS EN 484:1998 Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Independent hotplates, including those incorporating a grill for outdoor use

    Mobile and portable non-domestic forced convection direct fired air heaters

     

    BS EN 1596:1998 Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Mobile and portable non-domestic forced convection direct fired air heaters

    Non-domestic direct gas-fired forced convection air heaters for space heating

     

    BS EN 525:2009 Non-domestic direct gas-fired forced convection air heaters for space heating not exceeding a net heat input of 300 kW

    Open burners and wok burners

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-1:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Open burners and wok burners

    Ovens

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-2:2006 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Ovens

    Parasol patio heaters. Flueless radiant heaters for outdoor or amply ventilated area use

     

    BS EN 14543:2005 + A1:2007 Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Parasol patio heaters. Flueless radiant heaters for outdoor or amply ventilated area use

    Pasta cookers

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-11:2006 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Pasta cookers

    Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliances

     

    BS EN 521:2006 Specifications for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliances

    Salamanders and rotisseries

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-7:2007 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Salamanders and rotisseries

    Single burner gas-fired overhead radiant tube heaters

     

    BS EN 416-1:2009 Single burner gas-fired overhead radiant tube heaters for non-domestic use. Safety

    Solid tops, warming plates, and griddles

     

    Standard B in conjunction with BS EN 203-2-9:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Solid tops, warming plates and griddles

3 Standards and conditions applying to certification by Canadian Standards Association or Underwriters Laboratories
  • (1) This clause applies to a gas appliance or specified fittings certified by—

    • (a) Canadian Standards Association; or

    • (b) Underwriters Laboratories.

    (2) The appliance or fittings must be certified to the standard specified in subclause (3), subject to the following conditions:

    • (a) a gas appliance incorporating electrical equipment with a low voltage external supply must be tested for gas safety compliance using a supply of 230 volts, 50 Hz (nominal):

    • (b) an LPG appliance, other than an appliance for use with non-refillable cartridges, must be tested as follows:

      • (i) either—

        • (A) the tests specified in the compliance standard must be conducted with Test Gas D (butane); and

        • (B) combustion tests, and tests of burner operating characteristics, pilot operating characteristics, and ignition, must also be conducted with Test Gas E (propane) with no change whatever in burner equipment; or

      • (ii) in the case of an outdoor cooking gas appliance or an outdoor cooking speciality gas appliance, tests for temperature hazards, heat resistance, flame abnormalities, including sooting, and tests in which CO ratios or concentrations are measured must be conducted with Test Gas D (butane) with no change whatever in burner equipment.

    (3) The applicable standards are as follows:

    Appliance and/or fittings type  Applicable standard

    Gas clothes dryers

     

    ANSI Z21.5.1-2006/CSA 7.1-2006 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Gas Clothes Dryers, Volume I Type 1 Clothes Dryers, including ANSI Z21.5.1a-2007/CSA 7.1a-2007

    Gas-fired low-intensity infrared heaters

     

    ANSI Z83.20-2008/CSA 2.34-2008 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Gas-Fired Low-Intensity Infrared Heaters, including ANSI Z83.20a-2010/CSA 2.34a-2010

    Gas-fired low pressure steam and hot water boilers

     

    ANSI Z21.13-2010/CSA 4.9-2010 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Gas-fired Low Pressure Steam And Hot Water Boilers, including ANSI Z21.13a-2010/CSA 4.9a-2010

    Gas-fired outdoor infrared patio heaters

     

    ANSI Z83.26-2007/CSA 2.37-2007 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Gas-Fired Outdoor Infrared Patio Heaters, including ANSI Z83.26a-2008/CSA 2.37a-2008

    Gas storage water heaters with input ratings of 75,000 BTU per hour or less

     

    ANSI Z21.10.1-2009/CSA 4.1-2009 American National Standard/CSA Standard for Gas Water Heaters, Volume I, Storage Water Heaters With Input Ratings Of 75,000 BTU Per Hour Or Less, including ANSI Z21.10.1a-2009/CSA 4.1a-2009

    Gas-fired unvented room heaters

     

    ANSI Z21.11.2-2007 American National Standard For Gas-Fired Room Heaters, Volume II, Unvented Room Heaters, including ANSI Z21.11.2a-2008 and ANSI Z21.11.2b-2010

    Gas food service equipment

     

    ANSI Z83.11-2006/CSA 1.8-2006 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Gas Food Service Equipment, including ANSI Z83.11a-2007/CSA 1.8a-2007 and ANSI Z83.11b-2009/CSA 1.8b-2009

    Household cooking gas appliances

     

    ANSI Z21.1-2010 American National Standard For Household Cooking Gas Appliances, including ANSI Z21.1a-2011

    Outdoor cooking gas appliances

     

    ANSI Z21.58-2007/CSA 1.6-2007 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Outdoor Cooking Gas Appliances, including ANSI Z21.58a-2008/CSA 1.6a-2008

    Outdoor cooking specialty gas appliances

     

    ANSI Z21.89-2007/CSA 1.18-2007 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Outdoor Cooking Specialty Gas Appliances, including ANSI Z21.89a-2008/CSA 1.18a-2008

    Portable type gas camp stoves

     

    ANSI Z21.72-2000/CSA 11.2-2000 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Portable Type Gas Camp Stoves, including ANSI Z21.72a-2001/CSA 11.2a-2001 and ANSI Z21.72b-2002/CSA 11.2b-2002

    Portable type gas camp lights

     

    ANSI Z21.73-2000/CSA 11.1-2000 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Portable Type Gas Camp Lights, including ANSI Z21.73a-2001/CSA 11.1a-2001 and ANSI Z21.73b-2002/CSA 11.1b-2002

    Vented gas fireplaces

     

    ANSI Z21.50-2007/CSA 2.22-2007 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Vented Gas Fireplaces, including ANSI Z21.50a-2008/CSA 2.22a-2008 and ANSI Z21.50b-2009/CSA 2.22b-2009

    Vented gas-fired space heating appliances

     

    ANSI Z21.86-2008/CSA 2.32-2008 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Vented Gas-Fired Space Heating Appliances

4 Standards and conditions applying to certification by SAI Global, IAPMO R & T Oceana, or Australian Gas Association
  • (1) This clause applies to a gas appliance or specified fittings certified by any one of the following bodies:

    • (a) SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd (trading as SAI Global):

    • (b) IAPMO R & T Oceana Pty Ltd:

    • (c) Australian Gas Association.

    (2) The appliance or fittings must be certified to the standard specified in subclause (3), subject to the condition that an LPG appliance, other than an appliance for use with a non-refillable cartridge, must be certified as a universal LPG appliance.

    (3) The applicable standards are as follows:

    Appliance and/or fittings type  Applicable standard

    Atmospheric steamers

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Balanced flue convection heaters

     

    AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances

    Barbecues, charbroilers and rotisseries

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Boilers (central heating and/or water heating)

     

    AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating

    Boiling tables (open and closed top)

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Boiling water units

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Built-in cookers and ovens

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

    Camping lanterns

     

    AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—Portable and mobile appliances

    Caravan and marine cookers

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

    Chinese cooking tables

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Cookers and barbecues

     

    AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—Portable and mobile appliances

    Counter top cookers

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

    Domestic gas refrigerators

     

    AS 4555-2002 (AG-105-2002) Domestic gas refrigerators

    Domestic outdoor gas barbecues

     

    AS 4557-2004 Domestic outdoor gas barbecues

    Ducted heaters

     

    AS 4556-2000/AG 106-2000 Indirect gas-fired ducted air-heaters

    Duct and unit heaters

     

    AS 4556-2000/AG 106-2000 Indirect gas-fired ducted air-heaters

    Elevated cookers

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

    Equipment for use with refillable cylinders

     

    AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—Portable and mobile appliances

    Exterior gas lights

     

    AS 4558-2000/AG 108-2000 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances

    Flueless convection heaters

     

    AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances

    Flued radiant/convection heaters

     

    AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances

    Flueless radiant/convection heaters

     

    AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances

    Food warmers including bains marie

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Freestanding cookers

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

    Fryers

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Gas boosted solar water heaters

     

    AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating

    Gas laundry dryers

     

    AS 4554-2005 Gas laundry dryers

    Gas log fires

     

    AS 4558-2000/AG 108-2000 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances

    Gas pool heaters

     

    AS 4560-2004 Gas pool heaters

    Hotplates

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

    Indoor gas lights

     

    AS 4558-2000/AG 108-2000 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances

    Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances

     

    AS 3814-2002/AG 501-2002 Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances

    Instantaneous water heaters

     

    AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating

    LPG mobile industrial direct-fired air heaters

     

    AG 404-1998 Approval requirements for LPG mobile industrial direct fired air heaters

    Miscellaneous heaters

     

    AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances

    Ovens

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Overhead radiant tube gas heaters

     

    AS 4643-2007 Overhead radiant tube gas heaters

    Pasta cookers and rethermalizers

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Radiant gas heaters for outdoor and non-residential indoor use

     

    AS 4565-2004 Radiant gas heaters for outdoor and non-residential indoor use

    Ranges

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Salamanders, grillers, and toasters

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Solid grill plates and griddles

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Space heaters

     

    AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—Portable and mobile appliances

    Stockpots and brat pans

     

    AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment

    Storage water heaters

     

    AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating

    Wall furnaces

     

    AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances

    Wall ovens

     

    AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances

5 Standards applying to certification by bodies accredited by JAS-ANZ (New Zealand regime)
  • (1) This clause applies to a gas appliance or specified fittings certified by a certification body that is accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) to certify appliances and fittings to the standards specified in NZS/AS 3645:2010 Part 2.

    (2) The appliance or fittings must be certified to the standards specified in NZS/AS 3645:2010 Part 2.

Schedule 3
New Schedule 6 substituted

r 34

Schedule 6
Gas safety compliance labels

r 72(2)(a), (e)

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 Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 10 November 2011, amend the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010. The amendments—

  • update references to standards so that they remain current and enable those in the industry to use the latest practices, technology, and products:

  • recognise certification of gas appliances and specified fittings by certification bodies in other jurisdictions, and specify the standards and conditions that apply to gas appliances and specified fittings certified by those bodies:

  • make a number of minor and technical changes to improve the clarity and usability of the regulations.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 October 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.