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WorkSafe New Zealand issues fresh guidelines on electrical safety for imported buildings

Jun 18th 2024

WorkSafe New Zealand issues fresh guidelines on electrical safety for imported buildings

New Zealand’s workplace health and safety watchdog has released fresh guidelines outlining the necessary steps to ensure that imported buildings or building parts, such as a bathroom pod, meet electrical safety standards prior to being connected to a power source.

“Buildings or parts of a building imported into New Zealand often have wiring and fittings such as power points and lights (known as an ‘electrical installation’) already built in,” WorkSafe New Zealand states in the new guidelines.

“Wiring and electrical fittings installed overseas may not be electrically safe or meet required New Zealand safety standards.”

According to WorkSafe, poorly installed wiring and fittings can significantly raise the likelihood of experiencing electric shock or a fire

Further details are available here.

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