The Electricity and Gas High-risk database
The Electricity and Gas High-risk database holds records of electrical and gas work which is classed as being high risk. The database provides public access to key information about where high-risk work is done and by whom.
High-risk prescribed electrical work (PEW) is all construction PEW (not maintenance or replacement) that includes any of the following:
- Mains work
- An extra low voltage or low voltage installation that does not, or will not, comply with Part 2 of AS/NZS 3000
- Mains parallel generation system
- A photovoltaic system
- An installation that is, or will be, located in a hazardous area
- An installation located in a mine
- An installation that is, or is intended, for use with electrical medical devices
- Work on animal-stunning appliances or meat-conditioning appliances
What do certifying electrical inspectors and gasfitters need to do?
Certifying inspectors, gasfitters or anyone that they delegate are reminded that they must enter details of high-risk installation work onto the high-risk database based on information contained in the Certificate of Compliance (CoC).
- For electrical inspectors, this must be done within 20 days of issuing the RoI,
- For certifying gasfitters, this must be done within 20 days of issuing the CoC.
(Article adapted from the WorkSafe Website).