In August 2022, WorkSafe NZ published new regulatory (gazette) notices that apply to high risk and medium risk electrical and electronic equipment supplied in New Zealand. These commenced on 1 January 2023.
Some of the key requirements in the regulatory notices are:
- All single-phase appliances must be marked with either 230V, or with a voltage range that includes 230V. All three-phase appliances must be marked with either 400V, or with a voltage range that includes 400V.
- All certified appliances must have a unique certification marking, issued as part of the certification process. The RCM is not recognised in NZ for electrical safety certification.
- Testing and certification must be carried out to confirm the safety and compliance of the equipment at 230V (or 400V if three-phase equipment).
- Where the applicable testing standard requires testing at the most unfavourable voltage of a range, the determination of most unfavourable voltage must be made independently for each testing clause and documented in the test report.
- A test report may not be used for electrical safety compliance if it is older than 5 years.
More detailed information on the regulatory notices can be found on the WorkSafe New Zealand website at https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/electricity/appliances-and-fittings/new-rules-regarding-the-supply-of-declared-articles-in-new-zealand/.
If you would like to know more on how CBA can assist you with your regulatory requirements, please contact us on 61 2 9099-1557 or email Gunther at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colin at email@example.com.