(1) An inspector may enter any place at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspecting any electrical installation, corrosion protection system or stray current source (relevant electrical equipment) in the place.(2) An inspector may require:(a) the relevant distribution network service provider for an electrical installation to disconnect the installation if the inspector reasonably believes that it is necessary for the installation to be disconnected in the interests of safety, or(b) any person who claims to be an authorised electrician to produce for inspection by the inspector, within such time as the inspector specifies, the person’s licence or other authority to do electrical wiring work, or(c) any person who appears to the inspector to be doing electrical wiring work to satisfy the inspector, within such time as the inspector specifies, that the person is not prohibited under the Home Building Act 1989 from doing that electrical wiring work.(3) If the Director-General believes on reasonable grounds that there are in any place documents evidencing conduct in connection with relevant electrical equipment in contravention of this Act or the regulations, an inspector may, with the written authority of the Director-General, enter the place, inspect any documents and make copies of them or take extracts from them.(4) An inspector may not exercise the inspector’s functions under this section in relation to a part of any premises being used for residential purposes except:(a) with the permission of the occupier of that part of the premises, or(b) under the authority conferred by a search warrant issued under this Part.(5) In this section:
relevant distribution network service provider, in relation to an electrical installation, means the distribution network service provider that owns or controls the distribution system that is used to convey and control the conveyance of electricity to the installation.