Gas and electrical certification and fees consultation now open

Issue 24 – February 2011

Energy Safety and the Department of Building and Housing are inviting people to have their say on gas and electrical certification and the associated fees. Unsafe or non-compliant gas and electrical work can lead to injury or death and property may be damaged or lost. In 2008 – 2009, Energy Safety completed 158 investigations into significant electrical and gas incidents.

Under the current certification system, gas and electrical workers issue a formal Certificate of Compliance, confirming that work has been completed to the required standard. The Gas and Electrical Certification and Fees Review aims to identify any improvements that could be made to the certification regime, and to make sure that certification fees are good value for money.

Consumers, gas and electricity bodies, tradespeople, and anyone with an interest in energy safety, certification, or fees are invited to make a written submission by 5.00 pm, Friday, 4 March 2011.

Visit the Energy Safety website page Gas and Electrical Certification and Fees Review (/www.energysafety.govt.nz/templates/StandardSummary____45632.aspx) for more information and to review the Gas and Electrical Certification and Fees Discussion Document.

Summarised from Energy Safety News, Business Update, February 2011, Ministry of Economic Development.

Published in energy.