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Changes to gas and electrical installation work

Video presentations providing an overview on the certification regime for gas and electrical installation work that come into effect on 1 July 2013.

Gas and Electrical Certification Amendments 2013

From 1 July 2013, changes to the certification of all gasfitting and all installation prescribed electrical work (PEW) take effect. This is the result of amendments to the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 and Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

Practitioner Guides to the Regulatory Changes for Certification

The certification of installation prescribed electrical work (PEW) and gasfitting is changing from 1 July 2013. These guides cover what the key changes are and what you need to do to prepare.

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16 April 2014
 
Evergreen Christmas, a Christmas decoration store operating in the Hamilton Central Shopping Centre has been fined $25,500 in the Hamilton District Court for selling dangerous Christmas lights.
10 March 2014
 
Evergreen Christmas, a Christmas decoration store at the Hamilton Central Shopping Centre has pleaded guilty to selling dangerous Christmas lights.
17 December 2013
 
From 1 July 2013 the certification of gasfitting and electrical work has changed. This guide sets out the changes for consumers.
10 July 2013
 
Changes to the certification of gasfitting and prescribed electrical work (PEW) that take effect from today, Monday 1 July 2013.
1 July 2013
 
This is a brief update on what has been happening to implement the changes on certification of gas and electrical installation work that will come into effect on 1 July.
28 March 2013
 
Businesses are advised to contact the owner or operator of any gas or electricity distribution system if they wish to move any part of that distribution system, including meters.
28 March 2013
 
On 1 July 2013, the new regime for certification of gas and electrical installation work comes into effect.
5 March 2013
 
On 1 March 2013 Queensland commenced the implementation in Australia of the new Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS).
5 March 2013
 
Energy Safety warns gas practitioners against disabling excess flow valves with non-metallic high pressure LPG hoses (flexible pigtails).
1 March 2013
 
A power plug adaptor has been banned in New Zealand after complaints that the devices fall apart, exposing people to the risk of electrocution.
31 January 2013
 
Changes to gas and electrical certification regimes are expected to lead to safer outcomes for consumers.
27 September 2012
 
In order to reduce the impact of our weekly scheduled outage on clients we will be moving our regular outage window from Sunday evenings to Wednesday evenings effective 24 September 2012.
21 September 2012
 
The government has announced it is proposing to create a new Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to drive economic growth.
15 March 2012
 
An online trader who repeatedly sold unsafe plug adaptors has been convicted and fined $10,500 for the sale of unsafe electrical goods.
8 November 2011
 
Energy Safety has been informed that there have been gas customers considering switching from natural gas to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) following the announcement of the incident on the Maui gas pipeline in North Taranaki yesterday.
27 October 2011
 
Energy Safety is alarmed at the level of online traders failing to ensure their electrical products are safe – and hopes $33,000 in fines will send a clear message.
3 June 2011