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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...
Clause 126.96.36.199 of AS/NZS 3000:2007 contains a requirement that “all electrical equipment shall be legibly and indelibly identified in the English language in accordance with the requirements of Clauses 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206”. Clauses 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 also contain requirements for main switches and addit...
The Board dealt with a number of cases in October and November 2019 which included allegations relating to the provision of certification.
EWRB v WoodhouseMr Woodhouse was sentenced at Porirua District Court for performing unauthorised prescribed electrical work which included the installation of lights, power points and an outside water heater at a property in Mana. He also arranged for a Certificate of Compliance to be issued for the...
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.
Warrant of electrical fitness (WOEF) warning
With the holiday season around the corner it is timely to remind electrical workers of the requirements for WOEF which are set out in regulation 78 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.