Electricity Act 1992

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79 Exemption for domestic electrical wiring work


The owner of any premises that are occupied, or intended to be occupied, by that person as a residence for that person, or for that person and members of that person’s family, may do any electrical wiring work, or assist in doing any electrical wiring work, in relation to those premises, if—


the work is within the limits prescribed in regulations made for the purposes of this section; and


the work is carried out in accordance with the requirements of any regulations; and


the work is carried out in a competent and safe manner; and


while that work is being carried out, no part of the work is connected to a power supply; and


the work is, before connection to a power supply, tested and certified, in accordance with regulations, by a registered person who holds a current practising licence issued under this Act that authorises that person to test and certify prescribed electrical work; and


the work is connected to a power supply by the registered person referred to in paragraph (e).


Subsection (1)(e) and (f) apply only if required by regulations.


For the purposes of subsection (1), owner, in relation to any premises, means the person who (whether alone or as a joint tenant or tenant in common) would for the time being be entitled to receive the rack rent of the premises on his or her own account if the premises were let to a tenant at a rack rent.

Section 79: substituted, on 1 April 2010, by section 13 of the Electricity Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 70).