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We are part of WorkSafe New Zealand. Our team acts as the regulator for ensuring the safe supply and use of electricity and gas in New Zealand. Our vision is to be the power behind energy safety.

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Changes to gas and electrical installation work

Video presentations providing an overview on the certification regime for gas and electrical installation work that come into effect on 1 July 2013.

Gas and Electrical Certification Amendments 2013

From 1 July 2013, changes to the certification of all gasfitting and all installation prescribed electrical work (PEW) take effect. This is the result of amendments to the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 and Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

Practitioner Guides to the Regulatory Changes for Certification

The certification of installation prescribed electrical work (PEW) and gasfitting is changing from 1 July 2013. These guides cover what the key changes are and what you need to do to prepare.

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News and Media
Our Energy Safety team facilitates the safe supply and use of electricity and gas in New Zealand. We have a broader mandate than just workplaces – we work with both the public and industry to keep people and property safe from the dangers of electricity and gas. Our 2017 winter campaign aims to remind Kiwis to act safely around gas and electricity.
11 August 2017
Gas is instant, reliable and efficient but it needs to be used safely. That’s the message of Energy Safety’s gas safety campaign which launches today.
25 July 2016
WorkSafe New Zealand today published a new Electrical Code of Practice for Managing Electrical Risks Associated with Electrically Conductive Thermal Insulation NZECP 55: 2016.
1 July 2016
Energy Safety is part of WorkSafe and conducts a range of audits related to the gas and electricity industries. Part of the audit process may include requesting and reviewing documentation for entries on the high risk database.
3 September 2015
Harcourts Timaru was fined $55,000 and required to pay $12,500 reparation for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of gas appliances and fittings when leasing out a property and for engaging a person who was not authorised to do gas-fitting.
20 March 2015
The Director of a house-moving company has been sentenced to four months home detention, and his company fined $60,000, after a house he was transporting brought down a power line.
12 February 2015
Online marketplace GrabOne Limited has been fined $40,000 for selling unsafe bubble machines - which gave at least one person a substantial electric shock.
6 October 2014
A chain of convenience stores in central Auckland which sold electrically unsafe travel plug adaptors despite repeated warnings has been fined a total of $80,000.
7 August 2014
Energy Safety has prohibited the use and sale of two models of Goldair branded wall mounted bathroom fan heaters because they have caused a number of fires.
29 July 2014
A landlord who illegally installed a gas cooker resulting in a fire that killed a 19-year-old woman has today been sentenced to six months home detention and ordered to pay reparations of $5,000.
25 June 2014
Energy Safety advises that the prohibition on the use and sale of certain Weiss heat transfer units produced prior to 2012 is in force from tomorrow, Friday 20 June 2014.
19 June 2014
Energy Safety is warning consumers who have purchased some models of Weiss Heat Transfer Units that as from Friday next week, there will be a prohibition on their use and sale and advises consumers to immediately turn them off.
16 June 2014
We are currently reviewing our service delivery, and would like to know how you would rate your last experience with Energy Safety.
16 April 2014
Evergreen Christmas, a Christmas decoration store operating in the Hamilton Central Shopping Centre has been fined $25,500 in the Hamilton District Court for selling dangerous Christmas lights.
10 March 2014
Evergreen Christmas, a Christmas decoration store at the Hamilton Central Shopping Centre has pleaded guilty to selling dangerous Christmas lights.
17 December 2013
From 1 July 2013 the certification of gasfitting and electrical work has changed. This guide sets out the changes for consumers.
10 July 2013
Changes to the certification of gasfitting and prescribed electrical work (PEW) that take effect from today, Monday 1 July 2013.
1 July 2013
This is a brief update on what has been happening to implement the changes on certification of gas and electrical installation work that will come into effect on 1 July.
28 March 2013
Businesses are advised to contact the owner or operator of any gas or electricity distribution system if they wish to move any part of that distribution system, including meters.
28 March 2013
On 1 July 2013, the new regime for certification of gas and electrical installation work comes into effect.
5 March 2013
On 1 March 2013 Queensland commenced the implementation in Australia of the new Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS).
5 March 2013
Energy Safety warns gas practitioners against disabling excess flow valves with non-metallic high pressure LPG hoses (flexible pigtails).
1 March 2013
A power plug adaptor has been banned in New Zealand after complaints that the devices fall apart, exposing people to the risk of electrocution.
31 January 2013
Changes to gas and electrical certification regimes are expected to lead to safer outcomes for consumers.
27 September 2012
In order to reduce the impact of our weekly scheduled outage on clients we will be moving our regular outage window from Sunday evenings to Wednesday evenings effective 24 September 2012.
21 September 2012
The government has announced it is proposing to create a new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to drive economic growth.
15 March 2012
An online trader who repeatedly sold unsafe plug adaptors has been convicted and fined $10,500 for the sale of unsafe electrical goods.
8 November 2011
Energy Safety has been informed that there have been gas customers considering switching from natural gas to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) following the announcement of the incident on the Maui gas pipeline in North Taranaki yesterday.
27 October 2011
Energy Safety is alarmed at the level of online traders failing to ensure their electrical products are safe – and hopes $33,000 in fines will send a clear message.
3 June 2011