The Electrical Workers Registration Board promotes safety for all New Zealanders by ensuring the competence of electrical workers.
Search the electrical worker register for someone in your area, or to check if they are registered with us.
Use the free Report a Cowboy app to report anonymously any electrical work that you’re worried about. Available from the App Store, Google Play.
From 27 October, classes of registration and limits of work are changing for Line Mechanics and those who work in the mining industry.
NZ Standards for all electrical installations and appliances are free to all licensed electrical workers. RealMe® login is required.
The Toolbox provides practical advice on implementing standards and achieving compliant and safe results.
Date published: 28 March 2018
The Board found Daryn Noel Leaity, an Electrical Inspector of Auckland, guilty of disciplinary offences under the Electricity Act 1992 and fined him $2,500 and ordered him to pay costs of $1,000.
Certification must be completed and provided for all prescribed electrical work. This includes carrying out the maintenance, repair or replacement of fittings and appliances.
Standards Australia announced that a new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (the 'wiring rules') is expected to be published in March 2018. Standards New Zealand is likely to approve the new standard soon. It is likely to be adopted in late 2019.
Stay up to date with news, tips and updates for electrical workers.