Electrical Safety and Standards
Pace Electrical Service’s work on electrical equipment, machinery or installations is thoroughly planned and done by applying suitable equipment and work standards.
Particular care is taken when repairing equipment that is safety related such as equipment in a potentially explosive atmosphere, or which guards against contact with moving machinery. We make sure that the repair will not prevent the correct operation of your equipment or adversely affect its safety in any way.All our staff are trained to meet electrical safety standards & undergo regular re-assessment.
Legal Electrical Requirements
The New Zealand Electricity Act and Regulations and various Codes of Practice are administered by the Energy Safety Service (Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Ministry of Economic Development). A new programme of legislative change, EnergySafe aims to clarify who is responsible for workplace safety in the electrical and gas industries.
Appliance Testing (Test & Tag)
The in-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment designed for flexible cord connection is specified by current legislation. This legislation also applies to cord extension sets, portable outlet devices, portable residual current devices and portable isolation transformers.The Standard specifies safety inspection testing and tagging protocols for compliance with The Electricity Act 1992, The NZ Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 and OSH regulations. This covers anything that plugs into a normal power point including computers, normal extension leads and power packs.
Frequency of Testing
The OSH safety standards minimum frequency of testing depends on the environment that the appliance is in and the risk of a fault.
Summary of Minimum Requirements for Testing and Tagging
- Building or construction site and other hostile environments - 3 Months
- Workshops, factories, place of work and clean equipment - 6 Months
- Environments where the appliance or cord may be flexed or damaged - 12 Months
- Bedroom areas of rest homes, hotels, motels and hostels - 2 years
- Environments where the appliance or cord will not be flexed or damaged - 2 years
- If an appliance is relocated, then the new environment test requirements apply