EnergySafe Magazine Summer 2019, issue 56 - Page 9

esv.vic.gov.au New General Regulations for electrical work By Michael Miskulin, Head of Electrical Installation Safety On 6 December 2019 the new Electricity Safety (General) Regulations 2019 came into operation, replacing the previous Electricity Safety (Installations) Regulations 2009. Electricians, employers of electricians, registered electrical contractors (RECs) and licensed electrical inspectors (LEIs) will all need to be familiar with the new General Regulations. There are many changes in the General Regulations and a number of new requirements and obligations, which include requirements for the supervision of apprentices and testing certain types of electrical installations to specific Australian Standards. ESV acknowledges industry may take time to adapt to a number of the regulations and some electrical installation work will have commenced before the date the regulations came into operation. However, ESV expects all aspects of the new regulations to be complied with by mid-2020. Details of the changes and new obligations are published on the ESV website www.esv.vic.gov.au. MAKE SURE YOU BBQ SAFELY THIS SUMMER. 1 CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS WITH SOAPY WATER 2 IF YOU SEE BUBBLES, TURN THE GAS OFF esv.vic.gov.au/knowthedrill 09