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Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

The Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 came into force on the 1st of April 2010 revoking the Electricity Regulations 1997.

These Regulations promote the health and safety of members of the public in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand, and promote the prevention of damage to property in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand.

 

These Regulations do the following:

  • Gather together and state the generic rules and requirements about electrical safety, and what is deemed to be electrically safe and electrically unsafe.
  • Deal with the design, construction and use of works, installations, fittings, and appliances.
  • Deal with the importation and sale of fittings and appliances.
  • Provide for installations to be designed and installed under AS/NZS 3000; and
  • Define requirements relating to safety management systems.
  • Set out in schedules all the standards applicable to the regulations, with a focus on the adoption of international Standards.
  • Provide for offences including infringement offences.


GST increase

On 1 October 2010 the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate increased from 12.5% to 15%. The fees specified in Schedules 5 & 6 are GST inclusive. An amendment to adjust the fees will be made at an appropriate opportunity.
 

2012 Amendments to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations

New regulatory amendments to the electrical certification regime were published in the New Zealand Gazette on 27 September and will be effective from 1 July 2013.

Read more about 2012 Amendments to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations

2011 Amendments to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations

A number of minor and technical amendments to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 came into effect from 10 November 2011.

Read more about 2011 Amendments to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations

Last updated 27 September 2012
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