Of a Non-Workplace Event
Please note Energy Safety is NOT an emergency service and does not have first response capabilities.
An event is an accident or incident. An accident is defined as an unplanned event resulting in loss while an incident is an event that under different circumstances could have resulted in an accident (a near miss in other words).
If this event is a workplace accident please ring 0800 030 040 and select Option 2.
Further detail is given below the form.
The "Briefly describe what happened" field further below has a limit of 460 characters - approximately 4 lines.
Event notification information
The Gas and Electricity Acts, and the Health and Safety in Employment Act, each contain requirements to report certain accidents and incidents.
A notifiable electrical or gas accident is one involving gas or electricity that results in serious injury or death and/or significant damage to property. A notifiable gas accident may cause fire and/or an explosion and/or gas poisoning. A notifiable electrical accident may be an electric shock. Notifiable electrical and gas accidents are defined in section 16 of the Electricity Act 1992 and section 17 of the Gas Act 1992.
If an electricity or gas accident in a workplace results in serious harm to any person (including a member of the public), or significant property damage, then WorkSafe New Zealand should be contacted as soon as possible at 0800 030 040.
They will subsequently notify Energy Safety if they have cause to believe that public safety or product safety should be further investigated.
This is an initial notification to Energy Safety of a non-workplace accident including injury to a member of the public. Submission of this form will go directly into the Energy Safety Intelligence (ESI) database system. If Internet access is not available, you may phone 0800 104 477 to speak to an operator.
If the accident has resulted in serious injury or death and/or significant damage to property, an Energy Safety Technical Officer on call will contact you shortly for more information as your notification will page them directly. Other notifications will be responded to during business hours.
You may be required to provide additional details as per the Gas (Safety & Measurement) Regulations 2010 or Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010. The information required by the regulations is detailed in the online forms for detailing notified events.
Please note that if an energy worker is notifying Energy Safety about an installation that presents an immediate danger to life or property, they must also notify the owner or occupier where the danger exists. There is an Installation Fault Notice form available for this.