Energy Safety news

The new Electricity (Safety) Regulations to come into force in 2010

The exposure draft of the proposed Electricity (Safety) Regulations was considered by industry in September…Read more in Energy Safety Newsletter

Safety message: 'Power tower' incident highlights need for regular safety checks

'Power towers' (pop-up Epods or multiple electrical socket devices) are common in office environments and commercial premises...Read more in Energy Safety Newsletter

Safety message: Keep safe when insulating

A recent spate of fires in Australia has highlighted the importance of taking care when installing insulation, or electrical equipment, in ceiling spaces…Read more in Energy Safety Newsletter

Safety message: Dehumidifiers – the importance of regular maintenance

A number of recent dehumidifier fires, with the latest sending a young child to hospital with smoke inhalation, have highlighted the need to regularly maintain your dehumidifier, by cleaning the air filters to avoid over heating and checking power cords…Read more in Energy Safety Newsletter

Related Standards:

  • AS/NZS 3350.2.40:2001 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – Particular requirements – Electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2006 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers

Energy Safety to tender for LPG cabinet heater review

Energy Safety has released a tender for an independent review to consider whether Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cabinet heaters remain a suitable means of heating in New Zealand… Read more in Energy Safety Newsletter

Summarised from Ministry of Economic Development Business Update, Energy Safety Newsletter, December 2009

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