Publications for consumers
Energy Safety works with industry bodies to produce an extensive number of consumer publications to promote the safe use of electricity and gas.
The publications listed below are available as Adobe PDFs.
The certification of gasfitting and electrical work changed on 1 July 2013. This guide sets out the changes for consumers.
This information explains the roles and activities of agencies involved in the safety of electricity and gas.
Important safety information and advice for users of gas patio heaters including those in the hospitality industry.
Gas is a great fuel - it's instant, efficient and environmentally friendly. Like any form of energy, treat it with respect to prevent accidents. Published 02 March 2009.
Camping appliances need air. In New Zealand the majority of deaths associated with the use of camping appliances have been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Published 18 August 2005.
New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for homeowner/occupier's electrical wiring work in domestic installations
The following extracts from the Electricity Act 1992 and Electricity Regulations 1997 are applicable to domestic electrical installations that are owned and occupied by the owner. Published 27 July 2004.
A guide to carrying out your own electrical work. Published 24 June 2004.
Residual Current Devices (RCDs) are to the electrical industry what seat belts are to the motor industry. Published 19 December 2002.
In this guide you will find valuable information on how to use electricity safely in and around the home. It includes using electrical equipment and appliances, working with cables, wiring and working with electricity outdoors. Published 01 May 2002.
A guide to electrical safety with heating appliances. Published 25 May 2001.