News and notices
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
Electrical Workers Registration Board 333rd meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington on 21-22 August 2019
New Board Members and Aspiring Board Members
Two new members, Ashley Yan and Russell Keys, joined the Board in June.
Registrars renewal round update – out with the old, in with the new!
Renewal invitations will be sent 3 months prior to the expiry of your licence with follow up reminders thereafter.
AS/NZS 4836:2011 – Your Best Safety Friend?
AS/NZS 4836 deals with “safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment”. It covers a wide range of safety issues that electrical workers face every day.
This article picks up from a series of articles about the disciplinary process in the Electricity Act and focuses on what happens at a disciplinary hearing. Previous articles have covered investigations of complaints, making complaints and avoiding them.
The following is a summary of the hearings held by the Board over the period of April - June 2019.
Electrical Workers Registration Board 332nd meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington, Timaru and Dunedin on 17-19 July 2019
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.
Electrical Workers Registration Board 331st meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington and Auckland on 19-21 June 2019
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?’
Electrical Workers Registration Board 330th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington, Whangarei and Auckland on 22-24 May 2019