About esnz

Who are we?

 

HISTORY

We formed in 1992, as the NZ electrical industry was in the process of being “de-regulated”. Previously all electrical installation work had to be checked by the local Electricity Supply Authority (power board); who appointed senior staff as Inspectors”. As part of “de-regulation”, the Electrical Workers Registration Board became responsible for  licencing of suitably qualified and experienced persons as Electrical Inspectors, The old Power Boards became lines companies, and no longer had to offer an inspection service – though some did and still do..

 

STRUCTURE OF THE ASSOCIATION
ESNZ is an Incorporated Society with a Board of five members elected by the Members each year. The President is elected by the AGM from among the Board members.

FUNDING
At present our activities are funded primarily from Member subscriptions.

MEMBERSHIP
Membership is available to individuals and organisations  in the following categories:

Full Members

Individuals and organisations actively engaged in the electrical industry in new Zealand; including

a)        those engaged in generation, transmission, distribution, wholesaling or retailing of electricity;

b)        those involved in the manufacture or distribution of electrical equipment or  electronic control systems;

c)        those involved in the design, installation or servicing of electrical equipment or installations

Associate Members

Professional bodies, safety organisations, education institutes, Government agencies, etc

Retired Members

Individuals who have previously been involved in the organisation, and –  having both retired from employment in the industry and reached the qualifying age for NZ superannuation – wish to remain involved; may apply for status of  Retired Member.

Life Members

Individuals who in the opinion of their fellows have rendered eminent service to the organisation may be elected to Life Membership

 

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATION

Numerous members are part of Industry working Parties and can have a significant input on drafting of and review of-

  • Regulations
  • Codes of Practice
  • New Zealand Standards
  • Electrical Workers Registration Board – Audit systems and Competency issues
  • TrainingAssist and resolve technical and administration (within the current deregulated regime) problems for members.
  1. Initiate and participate in Regional meetings.
  2. Newsletters are suplimented by distribution of area meeting minutes and feature a wide range of issues important to members and the industry as a whole.
  3. Collective weight to influence regulatory and industry bodies.
  4. The Association is a member of Standards New Zealand, and through that discounted standards are available to members.
  5. Bring issues of interest to members via contribution to industry magazines.
  6. Providing Networking services by being able to bring together members with different skills to help with their work and help them get work.
  7. Regular contact with Ministry of Commerce and Electrical Workers Registration Board personnel, through Board members participation in that sphere of operation. Through personal contact are able to more effectively assist members find out about issues and/or resolve problems and acquire information.
  8. Assistance to members on COC, ESC , Audit and Inspection issues, regulation and code issues, or where/when the Association cannot help, at least direct you to the best source for you to pursue an answer.
  9. Discounts on Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.
  10. Maintenance Management Systems are available to members for use for their clients.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP OF ELECTRICAL SAFETY NEW ZEALAND
Electrical Safety New Zealand is active representing the interests of members in a range of areas.  Members have an opportunity to take advantage of a range of services offered by ESNZ, and to participate in ensuring a safer future for members and the public.

Following are some of the benefits available to you as a member:

Lobbying 
ESNZ members are currently part of Industry Working Parties and make a significant input on drafting and reviewing :

  • Regulations – EnergySafety
  • Electrical & Gas Workers Safety Review

New Zealand Standards

  • New Zealand Standards – ESNZ has representatives on joint Standards Committees and a representative on EL1
  • Electrical Workers Registration Board (Audit Systems and Competency Issues)

Training

  • ESNZ runs nationwide electrical practitioners training courses, using current approved techniques with course material presented electronically.

Access to ESNZ training courses at a reduced rate. We currently organise:

  • Electrical Inspector Training Course Update
  • Electricity and Fire Seminar
  • Test Instrument Training
  • Competency Training
  • Courses can also be taken on site if sufficient numbers.
  • Medical Area Courses

Insurance Scheme 
Access to discounts on Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

 

Information 
Via area meeting minutes and newsletters, information up-dating members on what’s happening in the industry provides members with an opportunity to have their say.

ESNZ Advisory Service

Assistance to members:

  • resolving technical problems
  • Certificates of Compliance
  • Electrical Safety Certificates
  • Maintenance Management Programmes
  • audit and inspection issues
  • regulation and code issues
  • direction to the best source of information to help you

Networking

  • Network with other electrical industry professionals in your region at our regional meetings.
  • Matching service to link you with appropriate personnel to help grow your business.

 

 

To apply for membership; download the application form

ESNZ Membership Application Form

and submit to the Secretary:   membership@esnz.org.nz

 

 

 

Our Board

Terry Blake
President

Alec Knewstubb
Vice President

Ian Turner
Secretary

Mike Chopping
Board Member

Ron Newton
Board Member

Code of Ethics

Members of  Electrical Safety New Zealand agree and undertake:

Compliance:

  • To comply with all relevant Acts, Regulations, and Codes of Practice.

Competence:

  • Not to undertake work beyond the limits of their competence
  • To ensure that persons working under their control are competent to undertake their work
  • To maintain ongoing training within their respective fields of work, and encourage all persons working under their supervision to do likewise

Standards of workmanship:

  • To promote best practice in all aspects of work.

Safety:

  • To ensure that no action or inaction leads to unacceptable risk; either to themselves, or to their employees, co-workers, customers, or the general public.

Integrity:

  • To make no false or misleading claims or statements in relation to work undertaken
  • To take all reasonable steps to ensure that advice given to clients is free of bias
  • To act fairly in all matters
  • To maintain confidentiality in respect of all matters relating to work undertaken
  • To refrain from use of language likely to give offense or that incites violence or aggression against others

Promotion:

  • To actively promote the safe use of electricity, and the work of  Electrical Safety New Zealand.

Insurance:

  • To carry public liability and professional indemnity insurance appropriate for the work undertaken.

 

Insurance

COMBINED PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY AND PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME

FOR MEMBERS OF  ELECTRICAL SAFETY NEW ZEALAND INC.

“GUIDELINES”

INTRODUCTION
In conjunction with Electrical Safety New Zealand Incorporated, Marsh Limited has developed insurance policies tailored to suit the members of the Association. Our aim has been to produce a policy that will provide protection for claims arising out of the performance of your professional duties as Electrical Inspectors. Coverage is provided for legal liabilities arising out of breach of your professional duty (Professional Indemnity Insurance) and also legal liabilities arising out of Personal Injury or Property Damage caused, for which you are responsible (Public Liability Insurance), subject to the policy terms and conditions.

Premiums will be rated by the insurer upon receipt of the member’s proposal forms.  The following will help you to assess the scope of cover

WHAT DOCUMENTATION WILL I RECEIVE?
You will receive a Policy Schedule specifying your individual details (name, policy limit etc) and a copy of the Policy Wording for your records.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE COVERED BY THIS INSURANCE?
Your policy will AUTOMATICALLY cover you in respect of Legal Liabilities incurred whilst performing work within your capacity as a Registered Electrical Inspector as described under the provisions of the Electricity Act (1992) and its amendments.

If you are involved in activities outside the above you can still be covered but the Underwriters will require your proposal to be referred to them by us for individual assessment.

WHAT EXTENSIONS WILL MY POLICY AUTOMATICALLY HAVE?

  • Defamation
  • Loss of Documents (Property Damage Only)
  • Consultants/Sub-Contractors
  • Continuous Cover
  • Fair Trading Act 1986
  • Previous Business

IMPORTANT POLICY CONDITIONS:
A) All Electrical Inspectors are required to complete a proposal form.
B) All Inspectors must belong to Electrical Safety New Zealand Inc.
C) All Inspectors are required to:
1. Be qualified for the work performed;
2. Have relevant recent training;
3. Have experience in the area in which they are practising;

WHO IS THE INSURANCE BROKER/CONSULTANT?
Marsh, in New Zealand, is part of Marsh Inc. which is itself one of the three businesses of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., (MMC), a public listed global professional service firm, with risk advisory, and insurance and reinsurance broking, consulting and investment management services.

Since the beginning of the century and now in more than 100 countries, Marsh has a record of leadership in generating new ideas for clients that become industry standards.

The company focuses on providing professional and innovative risk advisory services to companies across the full spectrum of commercial, industrial and service businesses and organisations. They are also, on behalf of clients, the largest purchaser of insurance in the world.

The firm was founded in Chicago in 1871, and in New Zealand, an antecedent company commenced operations in 1958.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WISH TO PROCEED WITH THIS INSURANCE?

Contact: Gemma Wilson

Marsh Limited
P O Box 2221
AUCKLAND

Telephone: 09 928 3000
Fax No: 09 928 3001

Further enquiries may be made by calling Marsh Limited (Auckland) and directing your enquiry to Gemma Wilson: Gemma.Wilson@marsh.com