Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Certifying prescribed electrical work

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

65 Requirement for certificate of compliance

(1)

A certificate of compliance must be issued in accordance with these regulations for all general and high-risk prescribed electrical work done on an installation or part installation that comprises—

(a)

the installation or maintenance of conductors used in the installation or part installation; or

(b)

the installation or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in the installation or part installation.

(2)

A person who does low-risk prescribed electrical work may, but is not obliged by these regulations to, issue a certificate of compliance for that work.

(3)

No general prescribed electrical work may be treated as complete until a certificate of compliance is issued for it.

(4)

No high-risk prescribed electrical work may be treated as complete until a certificate of compliance, along with any record of inspection required for the prescribed electrical work, is issued for it.

(5)

A person issuing a certificate of compliance for prescribed electrical work done on an installation or part installation, or an electrical safety certificate for an installation or part installation, is, if he or she is acting in good faith, entitled to rely on the veracity of any certificates of compliance issued within the previous 6 months in respect of prescribed electrical work done on the installation or any part of the installation.

(6)

Despite anything in this regulation, and although the certification, inspection, and supervision of prescribed electrical work is itself prescribed electrical work (by virtue of clause 1(1)(f) to (h) of Schedule 1), nothing in this clause requires a certificate of compliance to be issued for those kinds of prescribed electrical work.

(7)

Subclauses (1), (3), and (4) do not apply in relation to general or high-risk prescribed electrical work done on an installation or part installation if—

(a)

the owner or operator of the installation has a maintenance management system in place for the installation; and

(b)

the maintenance management system ensures that the information required by regulation 67 to be on a certificate of compliance for the work is recorded in relation to all general and high-risk prescribed electrical work done on the installation.

Regulation 65: replaced, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 11 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

Regulation 65(5): replaced, on 31 December 2013, by regulation 14 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).