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Energy Safety works with manufacturers and importers throughout the audit and investigation process to initiate proactive education strategies and audit programmes that enhance our effectiveness as a safety regulator.

Assessment process

Enforcement of electrical and gas product safety is based on Energy Safety’s observations and assessment of the market. Energy Safety operates in a fair and consistent manner when dealing with non-compliance.

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Warnings & advisories

A warning notice will outline the offence observed and the remedial action to take.

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Infringement notices

An infringement notice will be issued in the form specified in Schedules of the Regulations.

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Offences & prosecutions

Energy Safety may take prosecution action rather than issue an infringement notice. This will be considered on a case by case basis.

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Prohibitions & Urgent Instructions

If it is determined that a serious safety risk is occurring or could occur, then a Prohibition or an Urgent Instruction may be issued.

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Last updated 28 May 2012
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