News and notices
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
Survey on electrical worker licence renewal process
On Thursday 15 March a survey was sent to employers of electrical workers to gauge their thoughts and opinions on the process for electrical worker licence renewals.
A new provider for EWRB examinations
Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has selected a new vendor to deliver and manage the examination process for trainees who want to become electrical workers
What constitutes a Certified Design
The Electricity and Gas Regulations 2010 provide for the use of a certified design to modify the installation standards’ requirements that apply to electrical and gas appliances and fittings, and ensure that essential safety requirements are met.
Gas appliances certified to AS/NZS 5263-series standards
Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand have now published specific type standards in the AS/NZS 5263 Gas appliances series of standards. These replace older Australian gas appliance standards.
Flame safeguard on gas appliances certified to AS/NZS 5263.1.1
Changes to certification requirements for domestic gas certification in Australia took effect from 1 July 2017. Energy Safety recommends suppliers of domestic gas cooking appliances that rely on Australian certification should take steps to implement flam
Moving towards a digital marketplace with the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
Over time, the NZBN will enable new services and innovations across finance, customer service, procurement, supply chain management, data and more.
The Board found an electrical worker guilty of disciplinary offences under the Electricity Act 1992 and fined him $1,500 and ordered him to pay costs. The offending related to the failure of the Respondent to adequately supervise trainees.
Strategic projects - update
The EWRB board and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment are undertaking two projects to ensure the quality and integrity of the registration and licensing systems for electrical workers.
Electrical Service Technician – changes to limits of work
Corrections to a misprint in the New Zealand Gazette that covered the changes to the limits of work to Electrical Service Technicians, which came into place on 27 October 2017.
Temporary disruption to card production
There will a temporary disruption to card production over the next two weeks when we expect to be in full production again.