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The Electricity and Gas High-risk database

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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.    

Further information about accessing, registering and using the high-risk database

(Article adapted from the WorkSafe Website).