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Who must comply

Everyone who designs or does work on installations, supply networks, distribution systems, fittings and appliances in New Zealand must ensure they comply with New Zealand’s established regulatory framework. This also applies to everyone who supervises the design or work.

Persons who do work or supervise this work must ensure that:

  • the resulting distribution systems, installations, gas appliances or other fittings are safe;
  • the work has not affected the safety of other parts of the installation, or the distribution systems;
  • people and property are protected from dangers arising from the work.

Persons who own or operate distribution systems, installations, appliances or fittings must not use or allow anyone to use them if they are unsafe.

Installations and appliances supplied with both gas and electricity have obligations under both the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

Work on any gas installation, including caravans and boats, is considered to be gasfitting and is required to be carried out by persons authorised under the Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.


Gasfitting is work on a gas installation downstream of the point of supply into the installation and is required to be carried out by authorised persons.

Read more about Gasfitting

Last updated 26 August 2013
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