News and notices
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
Consultation: have your say on MBIE’s fees review for electrical workers
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reviewing fees for all electrical workers registration and licensing, and would like to hear from licensed and registered electrical workers.
Unauthorised version of AS/NZS3000:2018 Wiring Rules is not safe
Standards New Zealand has been made aware of a document circulating on social media purporting to be the new edition of the AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules). This document is not authorised by St
From the beginning of 2018, all electrical workers are required to complete 2 e-Learning modules before attending an approved Board competency programme.
Managing safety on small construction sites
Did you know that WorkSafe (Energy Safety) has published a guide that provides information about electrical supply and safety on small construction sites? The guide is intended for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) who manages or contro
Businesses must now take greater responsibility for managing asbestos in their workplaces.
The Board held a hearing in which the Respondent was found to have committed a disciplinary offence by failing to provide a copy of a certificate of compliance to a homeowner within 10 days of one being requested. The conduct was a breach of Regulation 74
Electrical Workers Registration Board 320th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Auckland and Wellington on 20-22 June 2018.
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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.
Why should an electrical inspector ask to see an electrical worker's licence?
Inspectors have a vital responsibility as the “final step” to verify the safety of high risk electrical work. This responsibility carries a legal obligation to conduct whatever tests and actions are required to ensure the work will be completed safely.