The Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 have been published and come into force in two stages, the first on 31 December 2013, the second on 1 February 2014.
The majority of amendments are to introduce new regulations governing the electrical safety of mining, quarrying, and tunnelling. The majority of these new regulations are contained in a new Part 5A and a new Schedule 8. A number of mining related standards have been added to Schedules 2 and 4 and other standards in these Schedules have been updated to the latest editions.
Other changes reflect the establishment of WorkSafe New Zealand and recognition of the harmonised Australian/New Zealand Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS).
A copy of the Amendment Regulations can be downloaded from the New Zealand Legislation website