Department of Justice
Electrical safety is managed through a combination if regulatory functions and specific obligations under the:
in the areas of:
Electrical work can only be performed by appropriately licensed, competent and experienced practitioners, under the management and control of an electrical contractor. Practitioners and contractors have mandated responsibilities and obligations with regard to electrical work, inspection, verification, testing and notification.
In an organisation or business where there is no need for a contracting license to perform the electrical work and there is no nominated manager or contractor; the person having the management and control of the prescribed electrical work, has the same obligations as that of the contractor and/or nominated manager under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005.
The owner or occupier of any premises, who allows any electrical work in respect of that premises, must ensure that as far as reasonably practicable, any person engaged to carry out electrical work holds an appropriate electrical licence for that work.
The owner or occupier of any premises should ensure the electrical installation is maintained in a safe condition. Where that premises or electrical installation includes overhead lines and poles, there should be a periodical inspection of those assets to ensure:
If the electrical installation is not safe and fit for purpose, the electricity supply authority or an authorised officer, may disconnect the power supply, until the unsafe issues are rectified by an appropriately licensed electrical contractor.