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Contents (2011 - 674)
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 18 November 2017 at 13:50)
Chapter 4 Part 4.7 Division 1
Division 1 Preliminary
144   Meaning of “electrical equipment”
(1)  In this Part, electrical equipment means any apparatus, appliance, cable, conductor, fitting, insulator, material, meter or wire that:
(a)  is used for controlling, generating, supplying, transforming or transmitting electricity at a voltage greater than extra-low voltage, or
(b)  is operated by electricity at a voltage greater than extra-low voltage, or
(c)  is part of an electrical installation located in an area in which the atmosphere presents a risk to health and safety from fire or explosion, or
(d)  is, or is part of, an active impressed current cathodic protection system within the meaning of AS 2832.1:2004 (Cathodic protection of metals—Pipes and cables).
(2)  In this Part, electrical equipment does not include any apparatus, appliance, cable, conductor, fitting, insulator, material, meter or wire that is part of a motor vehicle if:
(a)  the equipment is part of a unit of the vehicle that provides propulsion for the vehicle, or
(b)  the electricity source for the equipment is a unit of the vehicle that provides propulsion for the vehicle.
(3)  In this clause, motor vehicle means a vehicle that is built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of the vehicle.
145   Meaning of “electrical installation”
(1)  In this Part, electrical installation means a group of items of electrical equipment that:
(a)  are permanently electrically connected together, and
(b)  can be supplied with electricity from the works of an electricity supply authority or from a generating source.
(2)  An item of electrical equipment may be part of more than 1 electrical installation.
(3)  In subclause (1) (a):
(a)  an item of electrical equipment connected to electricity by a plug and socket outlet is not permanently electrically connected, and
(b)  connection achieved through using works of an electricity supply authority is not a consideration in determining whether or not electrical equipment is electrically connected.
146   Meaning of “electrical work”
(1)  In this Part, electrical work means:
(a)  connecting electricity supply wiring to electrical equipment or disconnecting electricity supply wiring from electrical equipment, or
(b)  installing, removing, adding, testing, replacing, repairing, altering or maintaining electrical equipment or an electrical installation.
(2)  In this Part, electrical work does not include the following:
(a)  work that involves connecting electrical equipment to an electricity supply by means of a flexible cord plug and socket outlet,
(b)  work on a non-electrical component of electrical equipment, if the person carrying out the work is not exposed to an electrical risk,
Example.
 Painting electrical equipment covers and repairing hydraulic components of an electrical motor.
(c)  replacing electrical equipment or a component of electrical equipment if that task can be safely performed by a person who does not have expertise in carrying out electrical work,
Example.
 Replacing a fuse or a light bulb.
(d)  assembling, making, modifying or repairing electrical equipment as part of a manufacturing process,
(e)  building or repairing ducts, conduits or troughs, where electrical wiring is or will be installed if:
(i)  the ducts, conduits or troughs are not intended to be earthed, and
(ii)  the wiring is not energised, and
(iii)  the work is supervised by an authorised electrician,
(f)  locating or mounting electrical equipment, or fixing electrical equipment in place, if this task is not performed in relation to the connection of electrical equipment to an electricity supply,
(g)  assisting an authorised electrician to carry out electrical work if:
(i)  the assistant is directly supervised by the authorised electrician, and
(ii)  the assistance does not involve physical contact with any energised electrical equipment,
(h)  carrying out electrical work, other than work on energised electrical equipment, in order to meet eligibility requirements in relation to becoming an authorised electrician.
(3)  In this clause, authorised electrician means a person who is authorised under the Home Building Act 1989 to do electrical wiring work.