Electrical Installation Condition Report in New Zealand

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Care Labs provides several services for electrical projects such as electrical safety inspections, electrical system design simulations, power quality analysis study, power systems study, and analysis for all types of facilities. Our team of qualified and experienced professionals carries out comprehensive and thorough electrical installation inspection and testing services.

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Importance of Periodic Electrical Installation Inspection:

There is a numerous thing that you will need to do to ensure that things are safe and working fine, it is done by a thorough inspection of your installation.

We all are aware of the dangers associated with electricity. Especially when there is a fault with the electrical installation.

It is a good practice to periodically check and verify that the electric installation in your premises is safe. This is what the Electrical Installation Condition Report is for.

Every electrical installation is subject to deterioration with use and time. Therefore, to avoid health & safety risks of the users, all types of electric installation must be periodically inspected and tested by a competent person.

Electrical equipment testing and tagging are too often taken for granted or forgotten. But its consequences can be devastating and even fatal.

As per WorkSafe-News Zealand, 283 accidents were reported electrical accidents between 1993-2019. Out of these accidents, 48 were fatal accidents.

Electrical Installation Condition Report in New Zealand

Figure.1: Notifiable electric accidents between 1993-2019

An Electrical Installation Condition Report – EICR, is periodic inspection & testing on electric installations, which summarizes the findings of the inspection to confirm the safety of the existing electrics in your facility.

The new updated Health and Safety at Work Act – 2016 requires a person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) to protect workers and other people by eliminating or minimizing risks at work.

And it is legally required that installations and equipment are electrically safe and maintained in a safe condition.

It is up to them to test and tag their installations. PCBU can either train up a worker or hire a third-party service provider to carry out the testing & inspection.

If the equipment is not safe and causes an accident, the employer/owner may be liable.

It is the task of the PCBU to have all electrical equipment & installation tested by a competent person.

Portable Appliance Test- PAT testing is an easy way to make sure your equipment, devices, and appliances are tested for electrical integrity and are compliant.

Need for EICR:

Electrical installation condition inspection & check alongside your health and safety program can make your company eligible for a significant discount on your Accident Compensation Corporation-ACC levies.

The electrical installation inspection and testing should be carried out at appropriate periodic intervals to determine if anything needs to be done to ensure the installation is in a safe and serviceable condition and to ensure they are not susceptible to electrical hazards and fires.

Industries are required to have their installations and equipment tested and tagged every six months.

An electrical installation inspection can:

  • Increase overall operations safety
  • Extend the life of an electrical installation
  • Reduce your energy costs
  • Reduce/eliminate emergency maintenance costs and downtime
  • Helps to forecast possible electric breakdowns
  • Identify parts required for maintenance shutdowns.

Our professional technicians will inspect & test your electric installation in adhering to Electricity Act 1992, NZ Electrical Safety Regulations 2010, AS/NZS 3000, AS/NZS 3760:2010 to the relevant Australian & New Zealand electrical standards.

Electrical Installation Inspection Includes:

  • Determining the presence of any potential electrical hazards
  • Scanning for any electrical parts that don’t comply with current government standards & regulations
  • Evaluating the level of electrical service
  • Electrical equipment, apparatus, sockets are in good working condition.
  • Any damage, corrosion, wear and tear that might affect the safety of the premises
  • Electric circuits or parts of the installation that are overloaded
  • Checking for exposed permanent wiring or outdated wire system
  • Check for suitable condition of the switchgear assembly
  • Check for the proper working condition of earthing/grounding system
  • Identifying any exposed live conductors that could cause a fire or injury
  • Identifying any extension cords been overloaded

For a trustworthy electrical installation inspection & testing near you, contact experts at Care Labs. Your inquiry will be answered promptly, get in touch with us to find out more.

Care Labs offers its services across New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, and Otago. If you would like to learn more about our electrical installation condition inspection & testing service, please contact us at +971557921054 or mail [email protected].

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