Limits of work

Limits of work

On 27 October 2017, revised limits of work came into effect. The revised classes of registration and limits of work by class are listed below. There are 16 classes of registration in total.

The types of work each class of registration is permitted to perform are listed below, unless the work being carried out is specifically excluded from the definition of prescribed electrical work by Clause 2 of the First Schedule to the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

Electrical Inspector - Option 1 and 2

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; and
  6. the testing of their own work and the work of other authorised persons; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the inspection of PEW; and
  9. the supervision of PEW provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  10. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) - (i) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Inspector - Option 1 and 2 (Endorsed Mining) *

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; and
  6. the testing of their own work and the work of other authorised persons; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the inspection of PEW including work described in (l) below; and
  9. the supervision of PEW provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  10. any PEW in relation to the above in a Mining Operation; and
  11. work done on bolted couplers and restrained couplers used or installed in a Mining Operation; and
  12. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances in an ERZ0 or ERZ1; and
  13. the connection, reconnection, or disconnection of bolted couplers and restrained couplers used or installed in a Mining Operation.

Electrician

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of PEW provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  9. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (h) in a Mining Operation.

Electrician (Endorsed Mining) *

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of PEW provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  9. any PEW in relation to the above in a Mining Operation; and
  10. work done on bolted couplers and restrained couplers used or installed in a Mining Operation; and
  11. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances in an ERZ0 or ERZ1; and
  12. the connection, reconnection, or disconnection of bolted couplers and restrained couplers used or installed in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Engineer - Option 1

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of PEW provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  9. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (h) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Engineer - Option 2

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  9. only in those areas above (a) – (h) where their competency has been satisfactorily demonstrated to the Board; and
  10. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (i) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Installer - Option 1

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; but
  6. only in those areas above (a) – (e) where their competency has been satisfactorily demonstrated to the Board; and
  7. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  8. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  9. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  10. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (i) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Installer - Option 2

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  5. the maintenance of appliances; but
  6. in those areas above (a) – (d) provided that they do not receive any assistance from an unlicensed person and in relation only to hazardous areas where their competency has been satisfactorily demonstrated to the Board; and
  7. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  8. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  9. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  10. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (h) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Service Technician

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area; and
  3. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  4. the maintenance of appliances; and
  5. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  6. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  7. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  8. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (g) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed to Disconnect and Connect)

  1. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet provided that the electrical rating is not greater than 250 volts; and
  2. the maintenance of appliances; and
  3. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  4. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  5. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  6. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (e) in a Mining Operation.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

  1. the maintenance of appliances provided that the electrical rating is not greater than 250 volts and are supplied by a plug and flexible cord; and
  2. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  3. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  4. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  5. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (d) in a Mining Operation.

Associated Tradesperson (all classes) *

  1. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet, provided that the electrical rating is not greater than 250 volts and 16 amperes, but in relation only to their associated trade and in those areas only where their competency has been satisfactorily demonstrated to the Board; and
  2. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  3. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  4. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  5. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (d) in a Mining Operation.

Transmission Line Mechanic *

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet, but in those areas above (a) – (c) only in relation to conductors used as electric lines 66kV or above; and
  4. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  5. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  6. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  7. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (f) in a Mining Operation.

Traction Line Mechanic *

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  4. the maintenance of appliances; but
  5. in those areas above (a) – (d) only in relation to electric lines that form part of traction infrastructure; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of work, provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  9. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (h) in a Mining Operation.

Distribution Line Mechanic *

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  4. the maintenance of appliances; but
  5. in those areas above (a) – (d) only in relation to conductors used as electric lines that are part of distribution infrastructure up to and including 110kV; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing and may also test at the point where polarity to the installation can be confirmed; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  9. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (h) in a Mining Operation.

Distribution Line Mechanic (Endorsed) *

  1. The installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  4. the maintenance of appliances; but
  5. in those areas above (a) – (d) only in relation to conductors used as electric lines that are part of distribution infrastructure up to and including 110kV and any type of PEW relating to the restoration of supply to an installation where their competency has been satisfactorily demonstrated to the Board; and
  6. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing and may also test at the point where polarity to the installation can be confirmed; and
  7. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  8. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  9. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (h) in a Mining Operation.

Substation Maintainer *

  1. The installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet; and
  4. the maintenance of appliances; and
  5. the testing of work, provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  6. the certification of work, provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  7. the supervision of work, provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  8. the above (a) – (h) in relation only to a substation and excluding any PEW in relation to the above in a Mining Operation.

Cable Jointer

  1. the installation, connection, or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations but in relation only to the joining of cables; and
  2. the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations; and
  3. work done on installations, fittings, or appliances that are intended solely for connection to, or are associated solely with, electricity supplies not exceeding extra-low voltage and are in a hazardous or medical area, but in relation only to fittings of cables; and
  4. the connection or disconnection of fittings to or from a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance connector inserted into an appliance inlet but in relation only to connections of cables; and
  5. the testing of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW and it is their own PEW they are testing; and
  6. the certification of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; and
  7. the supervision of work provided that they are authorised to carry out the type of PEW; but
  8. excluding any PEW in relation to the above (a) – (f) in a Mining Operation.