Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

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Reprint as at 16 December 2013

Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

(SR 2010/76)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of March 2010

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to sections 54 and 54A of the Gas Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy after consultation with the Environmental Risk Management Authority in accordance with section 54(6) of the Gas Act 1992, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary provisions


3 Interpretation

4 Meanings of safe and unsafe

5 Definition of point of supply

5A Meanings of low-risk, high-risk, and general gasfitting

Penalty levels

6 Level 1 and level 2 penalties defined

7 Strict liability offences

8 Infringement offences

Part 2
General safety requirements

Requirements for gas safety

9 Requirements to be safe

10 Obligation to notify WorkSafe of danger

When things deemed unsafe

11 General rules for when things deemed to be unsafe

12 Additional rules for when gas installations deemed to be unsafe

13 Additional rules for when gas appliances deemed to be unsafe

14 Additional rules for when gas supply deemed to be unsafe

14A Manufacturer's instructions

Protection of fittings

15 Interference with, or movement of, fittings

Part 3
Safety of gas distribution systems

Requirements for all gas distribution systems about gas odorisation

16 General requirement about what gas must be odorised and to what level

17 Responsibility for ensuring odorisation of gas

18 Requirements for gas odorisation

19 Persons responsible for odorisation must have relevant odorisation documentation

Requirements for all gas distribution systems about measurement of gas

20 Application of regulations about measurement of gas

21 Gas measurement

22 Testing and installation of gas measurement systems

23 Records of tests of gas measurement systems must be kept

Requirements for distribution systems not covered by audited safety management systems

24 Application of regulations 25 to 28

25 Operators of distribution systems must keep records and plans

26 Owners and operators of distribution systems must ensure continuity of supply and safety

27 Duties of owners and operators of distribution systems in relation to work carried out on systems

28 Safety inspections

Requirements for audited safety management systems

29 Overview

30 Who must have safety management system

31 How person opts in

32 What safety management systems must do

33 Substantive requirements of safety management systems

34 Documentation of safety management systems

35 Audit of safety management systems

36 Audit certificate for safety management systems

37 Statutory declaration by safety management system operator

38 Cancellation of audit certificate

39 Certification and declaration deemed to be compliance with section 46A of Act

40 Offences by accredited auditors

Part 4
Safety of gas at point of supply to consumer

41 Quality of gas

42 Gas pressure

Part 5
Safety of installations

Certified designs for gas installations

43 Certified designs

Rules for gas installations

44 Safety of gas installations

Testing gasfitting work

45 Testing gasfitting work on gas installations

Certifying gasfitting work

46 Requirement for certificate of compliance

47 Content of certificate of compliance

48 Information recorded on certificate of compliance

49 Who may issue certificate of compliance

50 Offences relating to certificates of compliance

Connection to gas supply after gasfitting work

51 Connecting gas installations to gas supply

52 Offence relating to connection

Reconnection when no general or high-risk gasfitting work done

52A Reconnecting or restoring gas supply to certain gas installations

Certifying gas installations

52B Gas safety certification

52C Obligation to disconnect if requirements for certification not met

52D Exception for operators with maintenance management systems

52E Time when gas safety certificate to be issued

52F Offences relating to gas safety certificates


52G What happens to certificates of compliance

52H Details of certificates of compliance for high-risk work to be lodged on database

52I What happens to gas safety certificates

52J Offences relating to record-keeping


52K Location of installations

Part 6
Safety of gas appliances and fittings

Safety of gas appliances and fittings

53 Gas appliances and fittings to be safe

54 Gas appliances and specified fittings to be certified

55 Certification requirements for gas appliances and specified fittings

56 Offence by certification body

57 Endorsement may replace certification for certain appliances and fittings

58 Offences in relation to endorsement regime

59 Approved practitioner regime

Declared and prohibited articles

60 Declared articles not to be offered for sale unless approved

61 Approval by WorkSafe of declared articles

62 Deemed approval by WorkSafe of declared articles

63 Prohibition and control of unsafe gas appliances and fittings

Specified fittings

64 Specified fittings

Supplier declarations

65 Gas appliances and fittings to which supplier declaration requirements apply

66 Manufacturer or importer must make supplier declaration

67 Contents of supplier declaration

68 Offence committed by manufacturers and importers relating to supplier declarations

69 Management of Internet site

70 Installers must check that declaration published or supplied

Marking and labelling of gas appliances and fittings

71 Marking of gas appliances

72 Gas safety compliance labels for gas appliances and specified fittings


73 Supply of documents

74 Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings

75 Responsibility of persons hiring or leasing gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations

Part 7


76 Measurement of CNG

77 Testing and installation of CNG gas measurement systems

Requirements for CNG station safety

78 Particular requirements for CNG stations

79 Sealing of pressure-limiting devices and metering units for CNG stations

80 Maintenance and operation of CNG stations

81 CNG filling pressures

82 CNG safety requirements training

83 Inspection of CNG stations

84 Records for CNG stations

Part 8
Miscellaneous provisions


85 WorkSafe's power to exempt from requirements

Consolidation of certificates

85A Consolidation of certificates

Authentication mark

85B Authentication mark

85C Offences relating to application of authentication mark

Recording certificate details

85D Database for recording certificate details on Internet site

85E Access to database

General provisions

86 Issuing of urgent instructions

87 Details to be provided in reporting accidents

88 Competent organisations to supply copies of seals they use

89 Offence for competent organisations to fail to keep records

90 Fees

91 Gazette notices to be published on Internet site

92 Revocation

Transitional provisions

93 Existing and in-process distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances

94 Existing distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances. [Revoked]

95 Transitional provisions about gas appliance safety

96 Gas appliance and fittings certification requirements before 1 July 2013

97 Transitional provision about repair of gas appliances made and installed before 1985

98 Transitional provision about CNG station certificates of compliance

99 Transitional provision about safety management systems

99A Meaning of amendment date in regulations 99B and 99C

99B Transitional provision relating to matters immediately before amendment date

99C Transitional provision relating to matters on and after amendment date

100 Secretary's exemptions

101 Gas Regulations 1993 continue in force for purpose of transitional arrangements in these regulations

102 Certificates of compliance

Schedule 1
List of gas codes of practice and official standards

Schedule 2
Infringement notice and reminder notice

Schedule 2A
Certification requirements

Schedule 3
Requirements for CNG safety training

Schedule 4

Schedule 5
Prescribed fees

Schedule 6
Gas safety compliance labels

Gazette information

Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2012

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