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Electrical Workers Registration Board Meet and Greet Schedule
These meetings are an opportunity for you to meet the Board when they are visiting your region.
Due to COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our people availability, please expect delays to processing times for all services.
Electrical Workers Registration Board 338th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington and Auckland on 18-20 March 2020
Applications are open to join the EWRB
On behalf of the Minister for Building and Construction, the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking applications from candidates who are interested in contributing their knowledge and experience to the role of member of the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).
Profile of an EWRB member
Mike Macklin is a self-employed registered electrical inspector based in Darfield. Mike was previously a director for a large New Zealand switchboard and switchgear company and is now the Deputy Presiding Member of Electrical Workers Registration Board. He’s been a board member for the past ten year...
Electrical Workers Registration Board 337th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington on 20 February 2020, and Wellington / Palmerston North on 21 February 2020.
AS/NZS 3017:2007 – Electrical Installations – Verification Guidelines
AS/NZS 3017 sets out the common test and inspection methods required to verify that a low voltage, MEN electrical installation complies with safety requirements for the prevention of fire, or a person or livestock sustaining an electric shock. It can be used to satisfy Periodic Verification requirem...
Section 158 Review of the Electricity Act
The Board must, once every five years, provide a report to the Minister of Building and Construction which reviews the operation of the Electricity Act. The report must consider whether any amendments to the Act are necessary or desirable. The next report is due this year.
The Board will also be consulting with industry this year on possible changes to license classes, its Section 158 review of the Electricity Act and its concept for the future of competency programmes. The Board will be updating electrical workers on these at its Breakfast Meet and Greet presentation...
Always Use the Right Fittings
Energy Safety has released an information bulletin following a recent fatal incident. The bulletin can be viewed at the Worksafe WebsiteThe bulletin outlines that a registered and licensed electrician was fatally injured while working on a dairy farm water pump system in a very small pump shed. The...