Safety Rules and Laws

There are a wide range of rules that must be followed when working in and around our gas and/or electricity networks.

Here are some links if you’d like to learn more about specific safety laws, regulations and guidelines for New Zealand gas and electricity networks. 

  • National Code of Practice for Utility Operators access to the transport corridor
  • NZECP 34: NZ Electrical Code of Practice for electrical safety distances
  • MBIE Guide for Safety with Underground Services
  • Electricity Act 1992
  • Electricity Regulations 1997
  • Safety Rules – Electricity Industry, SERI and General Safety Guide
  • Health and Safety in Employment Act

[Powerco Safety team to vet and provide list for links]