Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012

(SR 2012/279)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 24th day of September 2012

The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 169 of the Electricity Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

Transitional provisions

17 Application of amendments made by these regulations


In this regulation,—

new regulations means the principal regulations as amended by these regulations

old regulations means the principal regulations as they were immediately before these regulations came into force.


The new regulations apply to all prescribed electrical work that is started on or after these regulations come into force.


Prescribed electrical work on an installation or part installation that is in progress when these regulations come into force may, after these regulations come into force, be continued and completed under either the old regulations or the new regulations, but,—


if the new regulations are applied, they must continue to be applied to all stages of the work (such as testing, inspection, connection, and certification) until the work is finished, and an electrical safety certificate must be issued for the installation or part installation after it is connected to a power supply; and


if the old regulations continue to be applied,—


an electrical safety certificate may, but need not, be issued; and


if the work is high-risk prescribed electrical work, details of the work may, but need not, be recorded in the certification database.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 September 2012.