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.

These vehicles are required to be electrically refitted before they can be issued with an Electrical Warrant of Fitness and connected to a New Zealand supply.

Issues here include non-compliant wiring, fittings, and appliances, as well as installation techniques.

Electrical Inspectors carrying out an Electrical Warrant of Fitness checks on such installations are reminded to assess that the installation complies with Part 1 of AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations before carrying out the usual inspection to AS/NZS 3001 Electrical Installations - Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies.

Sourced from WorkSafe’s website(external link)