Regulations and legislation

Regulations and legislation

The Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 promotes the health and safety of the public and the prevention of damage to property in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand.

The Regulations

  • gather together and state the generic rules and requirements about electrical safety and what is deemed to be electrically safe and electrically unsafe
  • deal with the design, construction and use of works, installations, fittings, and appliances
  • deal with the importation and sale of fittings and appliances
  • provide for installations to be designed and installed under AS/NZS 3000 and define requirements relating to safety management systems
  • set out in schedules all the standards applicable to the Regulations
  • provide for offences including infringement offences.

Regulations update

The certification of installation Prescribed Electrical Work (PEW) and Gasfitting was changed from 1 July 2013.  The results of amendments to the Electrical (Safety) Regulations 2010 and the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010.

Practitioner guides to the regulatory changes for certification of Prescribed Electrical Work (PEW) are available from the Energy Safety website.