News and notices
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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.
From time to time you may be supervising another electrical worker. The following is a general summary of what is required when you are supervising.
Technological changes and the electrical sector
The routine of everyday life gives the impression that there will never be change. This is incorrect. Early in the 20th Century electricity did not exist. Today it is essential for the enjoyment of our high living standards.
Unauthorised PEW Results in Prosecution
In April 2016 three Downer NZ Ltd employees were sent to replace a broken street light pole in Manukau. A compliance auditor arrived on site and noticed that the crew was performing unauthorised PEW
Using LED lamps as replacements for conventional lamps in hazardous area light fittings
The use of LED lamps as replacements for conventional lamps in hazardous area ‘Ex’ fittings will invalidate the certification of the fittings.
Electrical installations in caravans
Energy Safety reminds importers and suppliers of caravans and other recreational vehicles that the electrical installations in many imported caravans do not meet New Zealand standards.
Common safety issues with electrical work
Did you know there are common electrical safety issues? Here are seven of them.
The EWRB board and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment are undertaking two projects this year to ensure the quality and integrity of the registration and licensing systems for electrical workers.
Electrical worker and employer fined for unauthorised work on kindergarten
Unauthorised prescribed electrical work carried out in a kindergarten has seen $20,750 fines given to a Palmerston North a building company and one of its employees.
Building wiring cables investigation update
WorkSafe advised on August 2017 that they were investigating the compliance of building wiring cable from a number of suppliers. The investigation is now primarily concentrated on cable imported by one company and used by that company at a number of const