Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Testing appliances

90 Testing appliances after certain work done on them


A person must comply with subclause (2) before releasing an appliance from his or her control if the person has—


done any prescribed electrical work on the appliance; or


done any work on the appliance that may affect its electrical safety.


The person must test the appliance and either—


confirm that it is electrically safe in accordance with the following:


in the case of prescribed electrical work done in reliance on section 80 of the Act (exemption for maintenance of domestic appliances): ECP 50:


in the case of low or extra-low voltage electrical medical devices: AS/NZS 3551:


in the case of all other low or extra-low voltage appliances: AS/NZS 5762; or


if the appliance is electrically unsafe, adequately disable and mark it.


A person is deemed to comply with subclause (2)(b) if he or she disables and marks the appliance in accordance with AS/NZS 4701.


A person who fails to comply with subclause (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 2 penalty.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 38

Regulation 90(2)(a): amended, on 10 November 2011, by regulation 37 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/370).

Regulation 90(4): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 90(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 7(1) of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).