Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2014

2014/205

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of June 2014

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 54 of the Gas Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy and Resources made after consultation with the Environmental Protection Authority in accordance with section 54(6) of that Act, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal regulations

4 Regulation 5 amended (Definition of point of supply)

5 Regulation 5A amended (Meanings of low-risk, high-risk, and general gasfitting)

6 Regulation 10 amended (Obligation to notify WorkSafe of danger)

7 Regulation 11 amended (General rules for when things deemed to be unsafe)

8 Regulation 14 amended (Additional rules for when gas supply deemed to be unsafe)

9 Regulation 44 amended (Safety of gas installations)

10 Regulation 45 amended (Testing gasfitting work on gas installations)

11 Regulation 51 amended (Connecting gas installations to gas supply)

12 Regulation 52D amended (Exception for operators with maintenance management systems)

13 Regulation 52G amended (What happens to certificates of compliance)

14 Regulation 52I amended (What happens to gas safety certificates)

15 Regulation 52K amended (Location of installations)

16 New regulation 53A inserted (Certain electric blankets deemed to be safe)

17 Regulation 57 amended (Endorsement may replace certification for certain appliances and fittings)

18 Regulation 65 amended (Gas appliances and fittings to which supplier declaration requirements apply)

19 Regulation 66 amended (Manufacturer or importer must make supplier declaration)

20 New regulation 67A inserted (Validity of supplier declaration)

21 Regulation 70 amended (Installers must check that declaration published or supplied)

22 Regulation 71 amended (Marking of gas appliances)

23 Regulation 72 amended (Gas safety compliance labels for gas appliances and specified fittings)

24 Regulation 74 amended (Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings)

25 Regulation 75 replaced (Responsibility of persons hiring or leasing gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations)

26 New regulation 96A inserted (Transitional provision relating to gas installation standard AS/NZS 5601.2010)

27 Schedule 1 replaced

28 Schedule 2A replaced

Schedule 1
Schedule 1 replaced

Schedule 2
Schedule 2A replaced


Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 31 July 2014.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 5 amended (Definition of point of supply)
  • (1) Replace regulation 5(2)(b)(i) and (ii) with:

    • (i) the outlet of the outlet valve of the cylinder, if the vapour phase gas is supplied from a cylinder:

    • (ii) the outlet of the first stage vapour phase regulator in the supply system, if the gas is supplied from a tank or in the liquid phase from a cylinder:.

    (2) Replace regulation 5(4) with:

    • (4) In this regulation,—

      cylinder means a refillable or non-refillable compressed gas container that is commonly used for storing and transporting LPG

      place includes a ship, boat, caravan, vehicle, train, or relocatable building.

5 Regulation 5A amended (Meanings of low-risk, high-risk, and general gasfitting)
  • (1) After regulation 5A(1)(e), insert:

    • (f) gasfitting for the purpose of testing in accordance with NZS 5255 or NZS 5256.

    (2) In regulation 5A(2)(b)(ii), after includes, insert gas.

    (3) In regulation 5A(2)(b)(vi), replace pressure at the point of supply with operating pressure.

    (4) Replace regulation 5A(2)(b)(vii) with:

    • (vii) is carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 5601.1 where the operating pressure is greater than 200 kilopascals:.

6 Regulation 10 amended (Obligation to notify WorkSafe of danger)
  • (1) After regulation 10(1), insert:

    • (1A) The advice in subclause (1) must include—

      • (a) details of the nature of the danger; and

      • (b) how and why the gas installation or gas appliance presents an immediate danger to life or property; and

      • (c) any steps that have been taken, or that the person believes must be taken, to minimise or eliminate the danger.

    (2) In regulation 10(3), replace subclause (1) with this regulation.

7 Regulation 11 amended (General rules for when things deemed to be unsafe)
  • (1) Replace regulation 11(2)(b) with:

    • (b) any of the following are inadequate, incompatible, or unreliable:

      • (i) a pipe:

      • (ii) a joint between pipes:

      • (iii) a joint between pipes and fittings; or.

    (2) In regulation 11(2)(d), after pipe, insert or a fitting.

    (3) In regulation 11(2)(e), after pipe, insert or a fitting.

    (4) After regulation 11(3), insert:

    • (4) In this regulation, pipe includes tubes, hoses, and associated fittings.

8 Regulation 14 amended (Additional rules for when gas supply deemed to be unsafe)
  • In regulation 14, after becoming unsafe, insert within the meaning of regulation 13(1).

9 Regulation 44 amended (Safety of gas installations)
  • Replace regulation 44(5) with:

    • (5) For the purposes of subclauses (1) to (3),—

      • (a) despite anything to the contrary in AS/NZS 5601.1, a gas installation that has a design capacity to consume 60 000 megajoules or more of gas 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.

10 Regulation 45 amended (Testing gasfitting work on gas installations)
11 Regulation 51 amended (Connecting gas installations to gas supply)
  • (1) In regulation 51(1), after doing the connection, insert or, if subclause (5) applies, the supervisor.

    (2) Replace regulation 51(2) with:

    • (2) Immediately after a gas installation or part installation has been connected to a gas supply, the person doing the connection or, if subclause (5) applies, the supervisor must ensure that the gas installation is operating in a safe manner.

    (3) In regulation 51(3), after part installation, insert or, if subclause (5) applies, the supervisor.

    (4) In regulation 51(3), replace the person must with that person or the supervisor must.

    (5) In regulation 51(4), after undertakes, insert or, if subclause (5) applies, supervises.

    (6) After regulation 51(4), insert:

    • (5) This subclause applies if the connection is to be done on industrial premises that have a design capacity for energy consumption by gas installations of more than 60 000 megajoules per hour (see section 22 of the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006).

    • (6) In this regulation, supervisor means a person who is authorised to supervise work on industrial premises described in subclause (5).

12 Regulation 52D amended (Exception for operators with maintenance management systems)
  • In regulation 52D, after low-risk, insert , high-risk, or general.

13 Regulation 52G amended (What happens to certificates of compliance)
  • In regulation 52G(5), replace copy of that information with copy of the information required under regulation 48.

14 Regulation 52I amended (What happens to gas safety certificates)
  • In regulation 52I(3), replace copy of that information with copy of the information required under regulation 52B(3).

15 Regulation 52K amended (Location of installations)
  • In regulation 52K, replace or gas safety certificate, with gas safety certificate, or an endorsement under regulation 57(4).

16 New regulation 53A inserted (Certain electric blankets deemed to be safe)
  • After regulation 53, insert:

    53A Certain electric blankets deemed to be safe
    • A fitting that is an electric blanket that is designed to heat LPG cylinders is deemed to be safe if it complies with UL 499, UL 130, or CSA 22.2.46:2013.

17 Regulation 57 amended (Endorsement may replace certification for certain appliances and fittings)
  • (1) In regulation 57(2), definition of small production appliance, replace paragraph (a) with:

    • (a) of which there are 21 or fewer supplied in New Zealand per year; or.

    (2) Replace regulation 57(4)(e) with:

    • (e) if the appliance or fittings are endorsed as part of a gas installation,—

      • (i) the street address of the installation; or

      • (ii) if the location of the installation does not have a street address, a description of the place along with some form of specific identification of the location (such as its GPS co-ordinates); or

      • (iii) if the installation is on a vehicle (including a boat or caravan), a unique identifier for that vehicle; and.

18 Regulation 65 amended (Gas appliances and fittings to which supplier declaration requirements apply)
  • Replace regulation 65(2) with:

    • (2) However, regulations 66 to 70 do not apply to—

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

      • (ii) a gas appliance or specified fittings endorsed under regulation 57.

19 Regulation 66 amended (Manufacturer or importer must make supplier declaration)
20 New regulation 67A inserted (Validity of supplier declaration)
  • After regulation 67, insert:

    67A Validity of supplier declaration
    • A supplier declaration made and published under regulation 66 continues to be valid for the gas appliance or fittings to which it relates unless—

      • (a) there has been a material change to the gas appliance or fittings; or

      • (b) there has been a material modification in the product specification for the gas appliance or fittings; or

      • (c) the certification for the gas appliance or fittings has been withdrawn.

21 Regulation 70 amended (Installers must check that declaration published or supplied)
  • (1) Replace regulation 70(2) with:

    • (2) Every person who installs a gas appliance or fittings in relation to which a supplier declaration is required to be published on the Internet site must, before installing the appliance or fittings, verify that—

      • (a) the appliance or fittings are labelled in accordance with regulation 72; or

      • (b) a supplier declaration relating to the appliance or fittings has been published on the Internet site.

    (2) After regulation 70(2), insert:

    • (3) Subclause (2) applies to any gas appliance or fittings to which regulation 54 applies.

22 Regulation 71 amended (Marking of gas appliances)
  • After regulation 71(1), insert:

    • (1A) However, used appliances other than imported used appliances do not have to be marked with the information required by subclause (1)(a), (e), and (f).

23 Regulation 72 amended (Gas safety compliance labels for gas appliances and specified fittings)
  • Replace regulation 72(1) with:

    • (1) Every person who manufactures or imports new gas appliances or new specified fittings to which regulation 54 applies must ensure that they are each labelled with a gas safety compliance label before they are available for supply in New Zealand.

    • (1A) Every person who supplies or installs a new gas appliance or new specified fittings to which regulation 54 applies must, before supplying or installing the appliance or fittings, check that—

      • (a) it is labelled with a gas safety compliance label; or

      • (b) a supplier declaration relating to the appliance or fittings has been published on the Internet site.

24 Regulation 74 amended (Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings)
  • After regulation 74(1), insert:

    • (1A) For the purpose of subclause (1)(b), the technical requirements of section 4 of NZS 5266 apply to all appliances, despite anything to the contrary in NZS 5266.

25 Regulation 75 replaced (Responsibility of persons hiring or leasing gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations)
  • Replace regulation 75 with:

    75 Responsibilities of persons hiring or leasing out gas appliances, fittings, or gas installations or property or premises containing them
    • (1) Every person who hires or leases out any gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation or any property or premises containing a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation must—

      • (a) take all practicable steps to ensure that the gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is safe at the commencement of the hire or lease; and

      • (b) ensure that the gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is accompanied by instructions for its safe use, including information on any maintenance or ongoing safety inspections that are required.

      (2) For the purpose of subclause (1)(a),—

      • (a) a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is deemed safe for the purposes of hire or lease at the commencement of its hire or lease if it is assessed as not unsafe under NZS 5256:

      • (b) a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation contained in property or premises for hire or lease is deemed safe for the purposes of hire or lease at the commencement of the hire or lease if it is assessed as not unsafe under NZS 5255.

      (3) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty who hires or leases out, or offers to hire or lease out, any gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation or premises or property containing a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation knowing that this regulation has not been complied with, or being reckless as to that matter.

      (4) This regulation does not apply to the hiring or leasing out by a landlord of residential premises containing a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation.

    75A Responsibilities of landlords for gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations at rented residential premises
    • (1) A landlord of residential premises must not provide any gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation under or in connection with a residential tenancy if the gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is unsafe.

      (2) A landlord of residential premises must not allow any person to use a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation provided by the landlord under or in connection with a residential tenancy if the gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is unsafe.

      (3) For the purposes of subclauses (1) and (2), a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is deemed safe for the purposes of the residential tenancy at the commencement of the tenancy if it is assessed as not unsafe under NZS 5255.

      (4) A landlord of residential premises must provide the occupier with adequate instructions for the safe use of any gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation provided under or in connection with a residential tenancy.

      (5) A landlord commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty who provides a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation under or in connection with a residential tenancy, or allows another person to use a gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation that is provided under or in connection with a residential tenancy, knowing that, or being reckless as to whether, the gas appliance, fittings, or gas installation is unsafe.

      (6) In this regulation and regulation 75, landlord has the meaning given to it in section 2(1) of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

26 New regulation 96A inserted (Transitional provision relating to gas installation standard AS/NZS 5601.2010)
  • After regulation 96, insert:

    96A Transitional provision relating to gas installation standard AS/NZS 5601.2010
    • (1) The New Zealand Standard known as AS/NZS 5601:2010 continues in force and has effect until 31 December 2015 despite the repeal of that standard by the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2014.

      (2) Until 31 December 2015, a gas installation does not fail to be a gas installation by reason only that it does not meet the requirement for double pole switching in clause 6.2.8(c) of AS/NZS 5261.1 2010 or clause 2.14(c) of AS/NZS 5601.2.

27 Schedule 1 replaced
28 Schedule 2A replaced

Schedule 1
Schedule 1 replaced

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Schedule 1
List of gas codes of practice and official standards

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Gas codes of practice

Abbreviations used in regulations Full title
   
GCP 2 New Zealand Gas Code of Practice for Maintenance and Safety of CNG Refuelling Stations (NZ GCP 2:1993) issued by the Secretary on 2 February 1993, and approved by the Minister of Energy on 18 March 1993

Official standards

Abbreviations used in regulations Full title
AS/NZS 4645 New Zealand Standard known as AS/NZS 4645:2008 (Gas distribution networks Parts 1, 2, and 3) including Amendments 1, 2, and A
AS/NZS 5601.1–2013 New Zealand Standard known as AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 (Gas installations—Part 1: General installations)
AS/NZS 5601.2–2013 New Zealand Standard known as AS/NZS5601.2:2013 (Gas installations—Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes)
AS/NZS 60079.10.1:2009 New Zealand Standard known as AS/NZS 60079.10.1:2009 (Explosive atmospheres—Classification of areas—Explosive gas atmospheres) including amendment 1
AS/NZS 60079.10.2:2011 New Zealand Standard known as AS/NZS 60079.10.2:2011 (Explosive atmospheres—Classification of areas—Combustible dust atmospheres)
ISO/IEC Guide 67:2004 International Organization for Standardization Standard known as ISO/IEC Guide 67:2004 (Conformity assessment—Fundamentals of product certification)
AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17020 International Organization for Standardization Standard known as ISO/IEC 17020:2013 (Conformity assessment—Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection)
AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17025 International Organization for Standardization Standard known as ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories)
NZS 5255 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5255:2014 (Safety verification of existing gas installations)
NZS 5256 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5256:2014 (Verification of safety of gas appliances)
NZS 5258 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5258:2003 (Gas distribution networks) subject to the variation that references in this standard to AS/NZS 1596:2002 (Storage and handling of LP gas) must be read as references to AS/NZS 1596:2008 (Storage and handling of LP gas)
NZS 5259 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5259:2004 (Gas measurement)
NZS 5263 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5263:2003 (Gas detection and odorisation)
NZS 5266 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5266 (Int):2012 (Safety of gas appliances)
NZS 5425.1 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5425.1:1994 (Code of practice for CNG compressor and refuelling stations—on site storage and location of equipment)
NZS 5425.2 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5425.2:1996 (Code of practice for CNG compressor and refuelling stations—compressor equipment)
NZS 5425.3 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5425.3 (Code of practice for CNG compressor and refuelling stations—metering devices)
NZS 5425.4 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5425.4:1994 (Code of practice for CNG compressor and refuelling stations—CNG trickle-fill stations on commercial and industrial premises)
NZS 5435 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5435:1996 (Specification for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG))
NZS 5442 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 5442:2008 (Specification for reticulated natural gas)
NZS 7901 New Zealand Standard known as NZS 7901:2008 (Electricity and gas industries—safety management systems for public safety)
NZS/AS 3645 New Zealand Standard known as NZS/AS 3645:2012 (Essential requirements for gas equipment Part 1 and Part 2)
CSA 22.2.46:2013 Canadian Standards Association standard known as CSA 22.2.46:2013 (Electric air heaters)
UL 499 Ed.13 (2005) UL Standard known as UL 499 Ed.13(2005)—Safety Electric Heating Appliances
UL 130 Ed.13 (2011) UL Standard known as UL 130 Ed.13 (2011)—Standard for Electric Heating Pads

Schedule 2
Schedule 2A replaced

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Schedule 2A
Certification requirements

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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) for appliances that are not overed by EU Directive 2009/142/EC, 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) Global-Mark Pty Ltd:

    • (h) 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 the certification regime of—

    • (a) EU Directive 2009/142/EC; or

    • (b) EU Directive 90/396/ECC, in the case of appliances not covered by EU Directive 2009/142/EC.

    (2) The appliance or fittings must be certified to the standard specified in subclause (7), 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 Category I3B/P 30 or I3B/P 28-30:

    • (c) a natural gas appliance must be certified to Category 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) An appliance is deemed to have been certified to an EN standard specified in subclause (7) if the appliance has been certified to a published national standard.

    (4) In subclause (3), published national standard means a standard published by a national standardisation body that is a member of the Committee of European Standards (CEN) as being the national implementation of the relevant EN standard.

    (5) An appliance that is deemed to be certified to an EN standard specified in subclause (7) is subject to—

    • (a) the conditions set out in subclause (2); and

    • (b) the condition that the appliance include instructions in English for its installation and use.

    (6) In subclause (7),—

    standard A means EN 30-1-1:2008 + A3:2013 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. General

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

    (7) The applicable standards are as follows:

    Appliance and/or fittings type Applicable standard
    Absorption refrigerators  EN 732:1998 Specifications for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances—Absorption refrigerators
    Appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate Standard A in conjunction with EN 30-1-3:2003 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. Appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate
     EN 30-1-3:2003 + A1:2006 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas—Part 1-3: Safety—Appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate
    Appliances having forced-convection ovens and/or grills Standard A in conjunction with EN 30-1-2:2012 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 EN 30-1-4:2012 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas. Safety. Appliances having one or more burners with an automatic burner control system
    Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters EN 26:1997 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for the production of domestic hot water, fitted with atmospheric burners
    Gas-fired storage water heaters EN 89:1999 Gas-fired storage water heaters for the production of domestic hot water
    Boiling pans Standard B in conjunction with EN 203-2-3:2005 Gas heated catering equipment Part 2.3. Specific requirements–Boiling pans
    Brat pans and paella cookers Standard B in conjunction with EN 203-2-8:2005 Gas heated catering equipment Part 2.8. Specific requirements–Brat pans and paella cookers
    Chargrills Standard B in conjunction with EN 203-2-10:2007 Gas heated catering equipment Part 2.10. Specific requirements–Chargrills
    Decorative fuel-effect gas appliances EN 509:1999 Decorative fuel-effect gas appliances
    Dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances EN 497:1997 Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Multi-purpose boiling burners for outdoor use
    Domestic combination hot water and central heating boilers 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
    Dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances EN 498:2012 or, until 30 June 2016, the 1997 standard. Specification for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances
    Domestic flueless space heaters, including cabinet heaters 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 EN 203-2-4:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Fryers
    Fuel cell gas heating appliances 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 EN 12309-1:1999 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 EN 656:1999 A1:2006 Gas-fired central heating boilers. Type B boilers of nominal heat input exceeding 70 kW, but not exceeding 300 kW
     EN 15502-2-1:2012
    Gas-fired central heating boilers of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW 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 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 EN 419-1:2009 Non-domestic gas-fired overhead luminous radiant heaters. Safety
    Gas-fired type B tumble dryers EN 12752-1:1999 Gas-fired type B tumble dryers of nominal heat input not exceeding 20 kW. Safety
    General domestic cooking appliances EN 30-1-1:2008 + A3:2013 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas—Part 1-1: Safety—General
    General gas heated catering equipment EN 203-1:2005 + A1:2008 Gas heated catering equipment—Part 1: General safety rules
    Hot water heaters for beverage Standard B in conjunction with EN 203-2-6:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements
    Independent gas-fired convection heaters 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 EN 14829:2007 Independent gas-fired flueless space heaters for nominal heat input not exceeding 6 kW
    Independent gas-fired convection heaters EN 613:2000 Independent gas-fired convection heaters
    Independent hotplates, including those incorporating a grill for outdoor use EN 484:1997 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 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 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 EN 203-2-1:2005 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Open burners and wok burners
    Ovens Standard B in conjunction with 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 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 EN 203-2-11:2006 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Pasta cookers
    Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliances EN 521:2006 Specifications for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances. Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliances
    Room sealed LPG space heating equipment for installation in vehicles and boats EN 624:2011 Specification for dedicated LPG appliances—Room sealed LPG space heating equipment for installation in vehicles and boats
    Room sealed storage water heaters for the production of sanitary hot water using LPG for vehicles and boats EN 15033:2006 Room sealed storage water heaters for the production of sanitary hot water using LPG for vehicles and boats
    Salamanders and rotisseries Standard B in conjunction with EN 203-2-7:2007 Gas heated catering equipment. Specific requirements. Salamanders and rotisseries
    Single burner gas-fired overhead radiant tube heaters 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 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 and ANSI Z83.20b-2011/CSA 2.34b-2011 Gas-fired low intensity infrared heaters
    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, and ANSI Z83.20b-2011/CSA 2.34b-2011
    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 above 75,000 BTU per hour ANSI Z21.10.3-2013/ CSA 4.3-2013 Gas Water Heaters—Volume III, Storage Water Heaters With Input Ratings Above 75,000 Btu Per Hour, Circulating and Instantaneous
    Gas storage water heaters with input ratings of 75,000 BTU per hour or less ANSI Z21.10.1-2013/CSA 4.1-2013 American National Standard/CSA Standard for Gas Water Heaters With Input Ratings of 75,000 BTU Per Hour or Less
     Or, until 30 June 2016: 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 Z21.11.2-2011 American National Standard for Gas-Fired Room Heaters, Volume II, Unvented Room Heaters
     Or, until 30 June 2016: 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-fired waterless toilets CGA 5.2-1971 Gas-fired waterless toilets
    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, and
     ANSI Z21.1b-2012 Household cooking gas appliances
    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, and
     ANSI Z21.58b-2012/CSA 1.6b-2012 Outdoor cooking gas appliances
    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, and
     ANSI Z21.89b-2012/CSA 1.18b-2012 Outdoor cooking specialty gas appliances
    Outdoor decorative gas appliances ANSI Z21.97-2010 Outdoor Decorative Gas Appliances
    Portable type gas camp stoves ANSI Z21.72-2011/CSA 11.2-2011 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Portable Type Gas Camp Stoves
    Portable type gas camp heaters ANSI Z21.63/CSA 11.3 2011 Portable Type Gas Camp Heaters
    Portable type gas camp lights ANSI Z21.73-2011/CSA 11.1-2011 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Portable Type Gas Camp Lights
     ANSI Z21.73-2000/CSA 11.1-2000
     Or, until 30 June 2016:
    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 fireplace heaters ANSI Z21.88-2009/CSA 2.33-2009 Vented gas fireplace heaters
    Vented gas fireplaces ANSI Z21.50-2012/CSA 2.22-2012 American National Standard/CSA Standard For Vented Gas Fireplaces
     Or, until 30 June 2016:
    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
     ANSI Z21.50-2007/CSA 2.22-2007
    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, or Global-Mark Pty Ltd
  • (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:

    • (d) Global-Mark Pty Ltd.

    (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 or a New Zealand 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
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Balanced flue convection heaters AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances, including AS 4553-2008/Amdt 1-2011 Gas space heating appliances
     Or NZS/AS 4553(Int).1:2013 Gas space heating appliances—Part 1: Essential safety
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4553-2000 Gas space heating appliances
    Barbecues, charbroilers and rotisseries AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 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
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4552-2000 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
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Boiling water units AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Built-in cookers and ovens AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances, including AS 4551-2008/Amdt 1-2009 and AS 4551-2008/Amdt 2-2012
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    Camping lanterns AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances, including AS 2658-2008/Amdt 1-2009, AS 2658-2008/Amdt 2-2011, and AS 2658-2008/Amdt 3
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 2658-2003 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances
    Caravan and marine cookers AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    Chinese cooking tables AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Cookers and barbecues AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances, including AS 2658-2008/Amdt 1-2009, AS 2658-2008/Amdt 2-2011, and AS 2658-2008/Amdt 3
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 2658-2003 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances
    Counter top cookers AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    Domestic gas refrigerators AS 4555-2002 (AG-105-2002) Domestic gas refrigerators, including AS 4555-2002 (AG 105-2002)/Amdt 1-2011
    Domestic outdoor gas barbecues AS 4557-2004 Domestic outdoor gas barbecues, including AS 4557-2004/Amdt 1-2009 and AS 4557-2004/Amdt 2-2012
     Or NZS/AS 4557(Int): 2013 Domestic outdoor gas barbecues
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4557-2001 Domestic outdoor gas barbecues
    Ducted heaters AS 4556-2011 Indirect gas-fired ducted air-heaters
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4556-2000/AG 106-2000 Indirect gas-fired ducted air-heaters
    Duct and unit heaters AS 4556-2011 Indirect gas-fired ducted air-heaters
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4556-2000/ AG 106-2000 Indirect gas-fired ducted air-heaters
    Elevated cookers AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    Equipment for use with refillable cylinders AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances, including AS 2658-2008/Amdt 1-2009, AS 2658-2008/Amdt 2-2011, and AS 2658-2008/Amdt 3
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 2658-2003 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances
    Exterior gas lights AS 4558-2011 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
     Or NZS/AS 4558(Int):2013 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4558-2000/AG108-2000 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
    Flueless convection heaters AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances
     Or NZS/AS 4553(Int).1:2013 Gas space heating appliances—Part 1: Essential safety
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4553-2000 Gas space heating appliances
    Flued radiant/convection heaters AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances
     Or NZS/AS 4553(Int).1:2013 Gas space heating appliances—Part 1: Essential safety
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4553-2000 Gas space heating appliances
    Flueless radiant/convection heaters AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances
     Or NZS/AS 4553(Int).1:2013 Gas space heating appliances—Part 1: Essential safety
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4553-2000 Gas space heating appliances
    Food warmers including bains marie AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Freestanding cookers AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    Fryers AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Gas boosted solar water heaters AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4552-2000 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    Gas laundry dryers AS 4554-2005 Gas laundry dryers
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4554-2002 Gas laundry dryers
    Gas log fires AS 4558-2011 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
     NZS/AS 4558(Int):2013 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4558-2000/AG108-2000 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
    Gas pool heaters AS 4560-2004 Gas pool heaters, including AS 4560-2004/Amdt 1-2009 Gas pool heaters
    Hotplates AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances
    Indoor gas lights AS 4558-2011 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
     Or NZS/AS 4558(Int):2013 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4558-2000/AG108-2000 Decorative gas log and other fuel effect fires
    Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances AS 3814-2009 Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 3814-2002/AG 108-2000 Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances
    Instantaneous water heaters AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4552-2000 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    LPG mobile industrial direct-fired air heaters AS 5262-2011 LP Gas mobile industrial direct-fired air heaters
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AG 404-1998 Approval requirements for LPG mobile industrial direct-fired air heaters
    Miscellaneous heaters AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances
     Or NZS/AS 4553(Int).1:2013 Gas space heating appliances—Part 1: Essential safety
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4553-2000 Gas space heating appliances
    Ovens AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Overhead radiant tube gas heaters AS 4643-2007 Overhead radiant tube gas heaters
    Pasta cookers and rethermalisers AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 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, including AS 4565-2004/Amdt 1-2011 Radiant gas heaters for outdoor and non-residential indoor use
      Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4565-2001 Outdoor radiant gas heaters
    Ranges AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Salamanders, grillers and griddles AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Space heaters AS 2658-2008 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances, including AS 2658-2008/Amdt 1-2009, AS 2658-2008/Amdt 2-2011, and AS 2658-2008/Amdt 3
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 2658-2003 LP Gas—portable and mobile appliances
    Stockpots and brat pans AS 4563-2004 Commercial catering gas equipment
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4563-2003 Commercial catering gas equipment
    Storage water heaters AS 4552-2005 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4552-2000 Gas-fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    Wall furnaces AS 4553-2008 Gas space heating appliances
     Or NZS/AS 4553(Int).1:2013 Gas space heating appliances—Part 1: Essential safety
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4553-2000 Gas space heating appliances
    Wall ovens AS 4551-2008 Domestic gas cooking appliances
     Or, until 30 June 2016: AS 4551-2000 Domestic gas cooking appliances

 Michael Webster,
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 31 July 2014, amend the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

These regulations, amongst other things,—

  • amend the definition of point of supply in relation to a place to which non-reticulated liquefied petroleum gas is supplied to a consumer or gas refueller (regulation 4); and

  • expand the definition of low-risk gasfitting, to include gasfitting for the purpose of testing in accordance with NZS 5255 and NZS 5256 (regulation 5); and

  • refine and update provisions in the definition of high-risk gasfitting (regulation 5); and

  • define the nature of the advice that must be given if a gas installation or gas appliance presents immediate danger to life or property (regulation 6); and

  • provide that a distribution system, gas installation, fittings, or a gas appliance is deemed unsafe if a pipe is inadequate, incompatible, or unreliable (regulation 7); and

  • clarify when a supply of gas is deemed to be unsafe (regulation 8); and

  • update regulation 44(5) of the principal regulations, which sets out applicable standards for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, or connection of gas installations, to reflect changes to standard AS/NZS 5601.1 (regulation 9); and

  • provide that the requirements that apply to a person who connects a gas installation (on which gasfitting work has been done) to a gas supply must be met by a supervisor if the connection is done on certain industrial premises (regulation 11); and

  • provide that a gas safety certificate is not required for high-risk or general gasfitting work that is done on an installation for which there is an appropriate maintenance management system (regulation 12); and

  • state when a fitting that is an electric blanket designed to heat LPG cylinders is deemed to be safe (regulation 16); and

  • amend the definition of small production appliance (in regulation 57 of the principal regulations) (regulation 17); and

  • provide that the supplier declaration requirements (regulations 66 to 70 of the principal regulations) do not apply to gas appliances with a design capacity to consume 60 000 megajoules or more of gas energy per hour (regulation 18); and

  • provide for the continuing validity of supplier declarations (regulation 20); and

  • set out matters that must be verified by a person who installs a gas appliance or fittings for which a supplier declaration must be published on an Internet site (regulation 21); and

  • provide that used appliances (other than imported used appliances) are not required to be marked with specified information (regulation 22); and

  • state the responsibilities of persons hiring or leasing out gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations, and the responsibilities of landlords in relation to gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations that are part of a residential tenancy (regulation 25); and

  • provide for transitional matters in relation to gas installation standard AS/NZS 5601.2010 (regulation 26); and

  • replace Schedule 1 (which lists gas codes of practice and official standards) and Schedule 2A (which relates to certification requirements); and

  • provide in new Schedule 2A for the certification of appliances that have been certified to a standard published by a national standardisation body of the Committee of European Standards (CEN) as being the national implementation of an EN standard listed in clause 2(7) of new Schedule 2A.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 June 2014.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.