Electrical Safety...

The use of too many adaptors can lead to overheating of cables, which can cause electrocution, leading to fatality. Wire extensions must be spread out to avoid overheating while in use. If possible, try not to use them. Have sufficient plugs in the initial stage of wiring. And please protect power points from curious children and replace worn electrical leads, particularly those on electric irons. Keep electrical equipment away from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Electricity Act 

The purposes of the Electricity Act are:

  • to provide for the regulation, supply, and use of electricity in New Zealand;
  • to protect the health and safety of members of the public in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand;
  • to promote the prevention of damage to property in connection with the supply and use of electricity in New Zealand;
  • to provide for the regulation of fittings and electrical appliances that are, or may be, exported pursuant to an international trade instrument.
  • to provide for the regulation of electrical workers in New Zealand.

Extract from the Energy safety and Worksafe NZ website.  For more information click on the link below.

http://www.energysafety.govt.nz/legislation-policy/electricity-acts-regulations-codes

 

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