News and notices
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
Renewal round update – full steam ahead!
The biennial renewal round for electrical worker (EW) practising licences is underway. Currently, just under 40% of EWs have renewed their practising licences. If you haven’t already, it’ll be a load off your mind to get your renewal completed early, so l
Complaints - making and avoiding complaints
This article focuses on how to avoid complaints; when to make a complaint about others; and electrical worker obligations to report electrical accidents to WorkSafe and to notify WorkSafe of situations which present an immediate danger to life or property
E-book for electrical workers - Standard: AS/NZS 3019:2007
This eBook standard is only accessible via the Board’s standards subscription. All licensed electrical workers have free access to this eBook as well as 83+ other electrical related standards.
Gazette Notice updates
In April this year, two Gazette notices were published, replacing 2017 Notices containing errors. The Notices have been updated in relation to clarifying Electrical Service Technician (EST) limits of work and correcting minor errors in relation to the pre
Time and client pressures - safety comes first
The Board often hears from electrical workers that the reason behind them doing non-compliant work was that they were under pressure from a client or that they let their standards slip because of general work pressures. Neither is an excuse for non-compli
What happens if I can’t finish a job, how can I certify that work?
Situations like this can be difficult to manage because this partially completed electrical work can pose safety risks and uncertainty for both parties. It raises questions with regards to who carries responsibility for uncompleted work and for certificat
Disciplinary Hearings - February - March 2019
The following is a summary of the hearings held by the Board during February and March 2019.
Notable Disciplinary Hearings - February - March 2019
Blake Smith, Electrician, EW123220
Practitioner 2 – February 2019
Practitioner 3 – November 2018
Practitioner 1 – March 2019
Peter Atkins, Christchurch and David Gardner, Waikato Region
Toolbox - installing data telecommunication cables in electrical installations.
The team have added a new article to the electrical workers toolbox called ‘What do I need to know about installing data and telecommunication cables?’