News and notices
Keep up to date with news from the Board.
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
Electrical Workers Registration Board 329th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland on 16-18 April 2019.
Disciplinary Hearings - October - December 2018
The following is a summary of the hearings held by the Board from October through to December 2018. There are also some more detailed articles on cases the Board considers other electrical workers could learn from.
Notable Disciplinary Hearings
Practitioner 3 – October 2018
Practitioner 1 – November 2018
Practitioner 2 – November 2018
Practitioner 1 – December 2018
Practitioner 3 – December 2018
Electrical Workers Registration Board 328th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga on 20-22 March 2019.
Electrical Workers Registration Board 327th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Auckland and Wellington on 20-22 February 2019.
Registrar Electrical Worker Registration Board appointed
Duncan Connor has been appointed Registrar of Electrical Workers by the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Horse coach manufacturer fined for unlicensed electrical work
A manufacturer of horse coaches has been prosecuted for undertaking electrical work that he was not licenced to carry out, with the help of his cousin.
Electrical Workers Registration Board 326th meeting agenda
This is the agenda for the Electrical Workers Registration Board meetings being held in Auckland and Wellington on 12-14 December 2018.
Computer-based Exams – A message from Aspeq
Aspeq is delighted to be delivering computer electrical worker registration exams. The first exam delivered during August 2018 was very well received. Aspeq is excited to be able to provide electrical worker examinations on a regular schedule in the fut