Electrical safety

Electricity is an incredible power source. It is also an unseen killer if it is not used responsibly or if equipment is not constantly checked and maintained.

It is important to become familiar with the University's policy around electrical appliance testing. Be sure that you also read the guidelines for Electrical Safety, which is inlcluded towards the end of the policy document.

The Electrical Safety checklist provide a useful auditing compliance tool, ensuring that the equipment complies with the University's established procedures.

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Electrical Safety
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The documents and policy above will not cover every individual electrical safety installation. Users should also consult relevant legislation, NZ Standards and best practice documents.

The following agencies can assist with electrical queries:

For further information about electrical safety, you can download New Zealand standards from The University of Auckland Library.