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
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
1 CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS WITH SOAPY WATER
2 IF YOU SEE BUBBLES, TURN THE GAS OFF