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Operational safety

Workplace safety

Currently, the lead for work place safety and the safety of workers in the work place is MBIE Health and Safety Group (Labour).

Worker competency matters are the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Working practices is covered under Part 8 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

 

Warning label - overhead electric lines

[image] Warning label - overhead electric lines.

Energy Safety are no longer providing copies of the safety sticker. Users are welcome to download the graphic files and use them for themselves.

 

Safety rules

[image] Electricity warning sign.

If there is a danger from electricity during the installation work, signage is required (Regulation 63).The signs are required to be placed to ensure there is no risk that any person can be exposed to a danger, such as direct or indirect contact with live parts, without having to pass one of the signs.

The purpose of this sign is to identify to the public that the environment they are entering is not the normal environment they may be used to and that they should take extra care; for example parents should more closely supervise their children.

The signage does not remove the obligation for safety applying to the person who has control of the installation under Regulation 16 or the electrical workers under Regulation 13.

 

Hirage

Energy Safety recommends that testing and tagging should be undertaken when an electrical appliance or fittings are under a hire or lease agreement.

View the Test & tag regime page for more information.

 

Landlords

Energy Safety recommends that testing and tagging should be undertaken when an electrical appliance or fittings are available for use in a rented or leased property.

View the Test & tag regime page for more information.

 

Last updated 27 June 2013
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