Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013


Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of December 2013

His Excellency the Governor-General 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

3 Principal regulations

Amendments to Part 1

4 Regulation 3 amended (Application: things these regulations do not apply to)

5 Regulation 4 amended (Interpretation)

6 Regulation 6A replaced (Meaning of low-risk, high-risk, and general prescribed electrical work)

7 Regulation 8 amended (IEC shock current standards)

Amendments to Part 2

8 Regulation 13 amended (Doing work on works, installations, fittings, and appliances)

9 Regulation 17 amended (Maintaining safe distances)

10 Regulation 19 amended (Notifying WorkSafe of danger)

11 New regulations 24A and 24B inserted

Amendments to Part 5

12 Regulation 59 amended (Low and extra-low voltage installations to comply with AS/NZS 3000)

13 New regulation 61AA inserted (Installations in excavated areas must comply with AS/NZS 3007)

14 Regulation 65 amended (Requirement for certificate of compliance)

15 Regulation 67 amended (Information recorded on certificate of compliance)

16 Regulation 70 amended (High-risk prescribed electrical work to be inspected)

17 Regulation 72 amended (Record of inspection)

18 New regulation 72A inserted (What happens to records of inspection)

19 Regulation 73 amended (Offences relating to inspection)

20 Regulation 73A amended (Before connecting installations to power supply)

21 Regulation 74A amended (Electrical safety certification)

22 Regulation 74B amended (Exception for operators with maintenance management systems)

23 Regulation 74E amended (What happens to certificates of compliance)

24 Regulation 74F amended (Details of certificates of compliance for high-risk work to be lodged on database)

25 Regulation 74G amended (What happens to electrical safety certificates)

26 Regulation 75 amended (Periodic assessments of certain installations)

New Part 5A inserted

27 New Part 5A inserted

Amendments to Part 8

28 Regulation 100 amended (Safety responsibilities of person who carries out work)

29 New regulation 103A inserted (Work on or near bare live conductors in alluvial mining operations, mining operations, and quarrying operations)

Amendments to Part 9

30 Regulation 109 amended (WorkSafe's power to exempt from requirements)

31 New regulations 118B to 118D and cross-headings inserted

Schedules amended, replaced, and inserted

32 Schedule 1 amended

33 Schedule 2 replaced

34 Schedule 4 replaced

35 New Schedule 8 inserted

Schedule 1
Amendments that come into force on 1 February 2014

Schedule 2
Schedule 2 replaced

Schedule 3
Schedule 4 replaced

Schedule 4
New Schedule 8 inserted

Explanatory note

Administrative information