Electricity Act 1992

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149 Functions of Board

The functions of the Board are—


to designate classes of registration for the purposes of Part 10:


to specify for each of those classes the prescribed electrical work that a person is authorised to do, or assist in doing, by virtue of being a registered person of a particular class and holding a current practising licence:


to prescribe the minimum standards for registration for each of those classes that persons must meet in order to be registered as registered persons and to be issued with practising licences:


to prescribe the terms and conditions subject to which persons are registered and licences are issued:


to prescribe standards or requirements relating to competent and safe work practices and the testing of those practices:


to recognise appropriate overseas qualifications, certificates, registration, or licences for the purposes of registering persons and issuing licences under Part 10:


to consider applications for registration and licences under Part 10, and to register persons and issue licences in proper cases:


to establish criteria for granting, and to grant, exemptions from registration and licensing requirements to persons and classes of persons:


to renew licences for subsequent terms in proper cases:


to issue limited certificates under Part 9 in proper cases:


to promote, monitor, and review the ongoing competency and safe work practices of registered persons and licence holders:


to hear complaints about, and to discipline, persons to whom Part 11 applies:


to institute prosecutions against persons for the breach of this Act or any regulation relating to prescribed electrical work:


to consider any reports that are referred to the Board in respect of accidents to which section 16 applies, and to take any action in relation to those reports that the Board thinks fit:


to exercise and perform any other functions, duties, and powers as are conferred or imposed on the Board by or under this Act or by or under any other enactment:


to do any other things as may, in the Board’s opinion, be necessary for the effective administration of this Act:


to carry out any functions that are incidental and related to, or consequential on, its functions stated in this section.

Section 149: substituted, on 1 April 2010, by section 14 of the Electricity Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 70).

Section 149(n): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).