How we work
Energy Safety is responsible for providing an effective investigation, compliance, enforcement, and conformance regime with a view to influencing electrical and gas safety outcomes.
Our work is carried out under the provisions of the Electricity Act 1992, the Gas Act 1992, and with aspects of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, and their associated Regulations and Gazette notices.
We are empowered by WorkSafe New Zealand, which is responsible for operating the particular provisions of the Electricity Act and the Gas Act.
Energy Safety officials can act on behalf of WorkSafe New Zealand for the purpose of investigations, audits, enforcement, and other work functions. Consumers and industry can recognise an authorised Energy Safety officer by their photo identification cards.