There are several different requirements for electrical safety in New Zealand. If you are a product manufacturer, electrical safety compliance refers to the requirements that make sure your product is safe.
According to WorkSafe, “all suppliers and manufacturers of electrical products in New Zealand have to ensure those products are safe. This includes meeting essential standards, showing regulatory compliance marks, and conforming to other regulations.”
You can find more information about manufacturing and distributing standards on their website.
When it comes to business owners and managers, there are a whole set of electrical safety regulations that apply. For more advice about how you can remain compliant with local rules, read the rest of our article or get in touch for a consultation.
We know that every business is specific and has it’s own risks that need to be managed.
Electrical Safety Compliance for Businesses
When it comes to electrical compliance, we can help your business meet the standards. At Jim’s Test & Tag, we offer a full suite of safety testing services that are a requirement in New Zealand.
If you own or operate a business, you need to make sure you have the following tests completed:
- Electrical testing and tagging of appliances and equipment
- RCD testing
- Earth fault loop impedance inspection
- Portable appliance testing
- Fire protection services
This is all a part of ensuring your staff and guests have a safe environment. If something goes wrong and you can’t prove that you have made adequate efforts to provide a safe space, you will have to deal with the consequences.
Part of our electrical safety compliance services is record keeping. We keep detailed records of all tests and provide each client with an inspection report. This way, you’ll be able to prove your compliance when you need to.
Each piece of equipment has a different interval for testing (as stipulated by the corresponding safety standard). When your next testing date is approaching, we will send you out a notification and book your next inspection.
We are dedicated to ensuring every client stays on top of their compliance requirements with as little stress as possible.
Electrical Safety at Work
If you want to know more about your legal obligations for electrical safety compliance at work, please get in touch with our team. We’d be more than happy to talk you through your business specific requirements.
The Electrical Safety Regulations Act 2010 is another fantastic resource for business owners. You’ll be able to find detailed legislation in the comprehensive document.
Here are some other ways you can increase electrical safety in your workplace:
- Regular testing and tagging services
- Employee training
- Risk management assessment
- Emergency evacuation plan
- Building inspections
- Collaboration with WorkSafe NZ
Get creative and be proactive and you’ll be able to avoid trouble when it comes to electrical safety in your business.
Contact Jim’s Test & Tag Today
Now that you know how to manage your compliance requirements, don’t delay. Get in touch with us now to kick start safety management in your building.
Our dedicated technicians have years of experience in electrical safety. Let a professional take care of your business while you focus on running it.
Call us now or fill in the online form for a free quote.