You must complete safety training within 3 months of being issued a Limited Certificate or Trainee Limited Certificate.
Qualified pathway applicants must complete the below unit standards for safety training as part of their New Zealand Certificate.
This training is designed to prepare you for the workplace to keep you safe. It should be equivalent to the unit standards listed below. The unit standards are required if you are completing a New Zealand Certificate through the qualified pathway for registration.
The approved unit standards are:
- Safe Working practices = either 29465 or 30658
- Testing for safety = either 15852 or 30657
- First Aid and CPR = 6401 and 6402
Trainee Limited Certificate or Limited Certificate holders working in high voltage must complete the following unit standards – 28020, 18038, 10507, 6401 and 6402.
Safety training must be completed through a Board approved training provider and their programme must be approved by the Board.
If you are an overseas applicant with full training in electrical safety including first aid and CPR, your Limited Certificate safety training can be a refresher level course rather than the standard safety training course. However, a Training Provider will want to see evidence of your former training to ensure that you have the basic knowledge required.
Appropriate courses for fully trained Limited Certificate holders can be a Competence Programme with an added Safe Working Practise component for example, a Site Safe Electrical Passport.
If you are not fully trained or have only work experience granting you a Limited Certificate then you should do the full Safety Training Course that is offered to trainees.
Once you have completed safety training, you must complete a Competence Programme course which is appropriate to your registration class at least every 2 years and must be current when you apply for or renew your registration and practising licence.