Limits of work

Limits of work

There are 10 classes of registration and each has different limits of work. Check what types of electrical work you are permitted to perform.

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.

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Changes are being made to classes of registration and limits of work. Information on this will be updated as of 27 October 2017. Read more about the new requirements here.

Electrical Inspector

The types of work an Electrical Inspector is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The installation or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations;
  2. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations;
  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 coupler inserted into an appliance inlet;
  4. The maintenance of appliances;
  5. The testing of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  6. The certification of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  7. The inspection of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  8. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (g) above.

Electrician

The types of work an Electrician is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The installation or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations;
  2. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations;
  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 coupler inserted into an appliance inlet;
  4. The maintenance of appliances;
  5. The testing of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  6. The certification of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  7. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (f) above.

Electrical Engineer

The types of work an Electrical Engineer is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The installation or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations;
  2. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations;
  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 coupler inserted into an appliance inlet;
  4. The maintenance of appliances;
  5. The testing of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  6. The certification of work described in items (a) to (d) above;
  7. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (f) above.

Electrical Installer

The types of work an Electrical Installer is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The installation or maintenance of conductors used in works or installations which are directly related to one or more of the following;
  2. Security systems;
  3. Fire alarm systems;
  4. Railway systems;
  5. Lift/escalator systems;
  6. Heating/ventilating/air conditioning systems;
  7. Renewable energy systems of electrical supply which do not exceed 10kVA capacity and are intended for connection to a standard low voltage installation (not including any works, installation, appliance or fitting that may be connected to those systems of supply).
  8. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations which are directly connected to one or more of the systems described in items (a)(i) to (v) above; and
  9. 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 coupler inserted into an appliance inlet which are directly connected to the systems described in items (a)(i) to (v) above; and
  10. The maintenance of appliances which are directly connected to the systems described in items (a)(i) to (v) above; and
  11. The testing of work described in item (a) to (d) above and;
  12. The certification of work described in items (a) to (d) above; and
  13. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (f) above.

Electrical Service Technician

The types of work an Electrical Service Technician is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The maintenance of fittings that are connected to conductors used in works or electrical installations;
  2. The maintenance of appliances;
  3. The disconnection and connection of fittings and appliances from and to a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance coupler inserted into an appliance inlet; for the purpose of the maintenance of those fittings;
  4. The testing of work described in items (a) to (c) above;
  5. The certification of work described in items (a) to (c) above;
  6. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (e) above.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect)

The types of work an Electrical Appliance Service Person (endorsed to disconnect and connect) is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The maintenance of appliances that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts which are supplied by plug and flexible cord;
  2. The disconnection and connection of the appliances described in paragraph (a) above from a power supply where a plug or appliance coupler is not fitted but the flexible cord is connected to a permanent connection unit;
  3. The testing of work described in items (a) and (b) above;
  4. The certification of work described in items (a) and (b) above;
  5. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (d) above.

Electrical Appliance Serviceperson

The types of work an Electrical Appliance Service Person is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The maintenance of appliances that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts and are supplied by plug and flexible cord;
  2. The testing of work described in item (a) above;
  3. The supervision of any work described in items (a) and (b) above.

Associated Tradesperson

The types of work an Associated Tradesperson is permitted to carry out are:

Plumber (Associated Tradesperson)

The maintenance and replacement of fittings that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts and 16 amperes which are one of the following:

  1. Storage water heater elements
  2. Storage water heater thermostats
  3. The disconnection and connection of fittings from or to a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance coupler inserted into an appliance inlet; where those fittings have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts and 16 amperes and are one of the following;
  4. Waste disposal units
  5. Electronic water control units
  6. Water pressure devices
  7. Storage water heaters
  8. The testing of work described in items (a) and (b) above
  9. The certification of work described in items (a) and (b) above
  10. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (d) above

Gasfitter (Associated Tradesperson)

  1. The maintenance and replacement of fittings that have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts and 16 amperes which form part of gas fired equipment; and
  2. The disconnection and connection of fittings from or to a power supply, other than by means of a plug or pin inserted into a socket, or an appliance coupler inserted into an appliance inlet; where those fittings have an electrical rating of not more than 250 volts and 16 amperes and form part of gas fired equipment; and
  3. The testing of work described in items (f) and (g) above; and
  4. The certification of work described in items (f) and (g) above; and
  5. The supervision of any work described in items (f) to (i) above.

Plumber/Gasfitter (Associated Tradesperson)

All of the work described in items (a) to (j) above.

Line Mechanic

The types of work a Line Mechanic is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The installation or maintenance of conductors used as electric lines in works;
  2. The installation or maintenance of conductors used as electric lines in installations;
  3. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to the work described in item (a) above;
  4. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to the work described in item (b) above;
  5. The connection or disconnection of work described in items (a) and (c) above to or from a power supply;
  6. The connection or disconnection of work described in items (b) and (d) above to or from a power supply;
  7. The maintenance of appliances where the appliance is supplied with electricity directly from an electric line;
  8. The testing of work described in items (a) to (g) above;
  9. The certification of work described in items (a) to (g) above;
  10. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (i) above.

Cable Jointer

The types of work a Cable Jointer is permitted to carry out are:

  1. The installation or maintenance of conductors of low or high voltage polymeric and paper insulated cables including oil and gas filled cables and oil and gas pressured cables that necessitate the specialist jointing and terminating of such cables;
  2. The installation or maintenance of fittings connected, or intended to be connected, to the work described in paragraph (a) above;
  3. The connection of low voltage conductors described in item (a) above or low voltage fittings described in paragraph (b) above to a power supply;
  4. The testing of work described in items (a) to (c) above;
  5. The certification of work described in items (a) to (c) above that is carried out in any installation;
  6. The supervision of any work described in items (a) to (e) above.