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Annual Report 2020-2021, Electricity Safety Regulator



Annual Report 2020-2021, Electricity Safety Regulator

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Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT








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Electricity Safety Regulator Annual Report 2020-2021 3 Role and Responsibilities of the Electricity Safety Regulator The role of the Electricity Safety Regulator was established by the introduction of the Electricity Reform Act 2000 (the Act), which came into force on 1 April 2000. The functions of the Electricity Safety Regulator are to monitor and regulate safety and technical standards with respect to electrical installations (excluding electrical infrastructure owned and operated by an electricity entity, and wires, fittings, equipment or accessories connected to and beyond an electrical outlet at which fixed wiring terminates). The Electricity Safety Regulator has the power to do all things that are necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with or incidental to the performance those functions, which includes: Inspections, site visits, and investigations. The provision of electrical safety advice and information. Advice in relation to national performance standards for appliances and electrical equipment. Input into training courses involving the regulation and standards for electrical work. Representation on the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council. Electricity Reform (Safety and Technical) Regulations The Electricity Reform (Safety and Technical) Regulations (the Regulations) provide for the installation, testing and certification of electrical work carried out. The Regulations include safe work practices to assist employers and safeguard electrical workers. Additionally, provisions are made for other persons to work or operate safely in proximity to electrical infrastructure. In 2017-18, the Government established a tri-partite Electrical Safety and Licensing Reference Group to examine the Act and the Electrical Workers and Contractors Act

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