Review of the Electric Vehicle Charging Safety Guidelines - Closed

We have produced a draft revision of these Guidelines, taking into account recent developments in technology and standards and also comments that have been received by WorkSafe – Energy Safety over the past year.

The consulatation has now closed

Thank you for for submitting your feedback on the draft Electric Vehicle Charging Guidelines. Submissions after 27 February 2018 may not be considered.

Electric vehicle charging safety guidelines - Part 1: Safety fundamentals edition 2 draft (PDF 166 KB)

These Guidelines apply to electric vehicle supply equipment.

Electric vehicle charging safety guidelines - Part 2: Selection and installation edition 2 draft (PDF 119 KB)

Part 2 of the electric vehicle charging safety guidelines provides detailed guidance on achieving safety for the selection and installation of EVSE consistent with Part 1.

Electric vehicle charging safety guidelines - Part 3: supply equipment - NZ specific, Edition 2 draft (PDF 111 KB)

Part 3 of the electric vehicle charging safety guidelines applies to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).

Scope of review

The Guidelines will remain in their current format.

However, the review may involve alteration, removal or addition of the text in the Guidelines. It may also involve inclusions of new or newly recognised technology as well as removal of outdated technology. It may also involve citation of new or updated standards, as well as the removal of recognition of standards.

We do not intend to include requirements specific to heavy vehicles at this time.

Completed comment forms must be received by WorkSafe – Energy Safety by 27 February 2017 at the email address to comments@energysafety.govt.nz. Comments not received by WorkSafe – Energy Safety by the 27 February 2017 or not on the comment form may not be considered.

Incorporation of comments

Energy Safety’s working group will assess the comments and take these into account as needed to form a technical final draft.

The draft will then be circulated by WorkSafe – Energy Safety to other Government departments for their comments on the technical draft.

Energy Safety’s working group will then assess any comments and take these into account as the working group sees fit to form a final document.

Working Group

WorkSafe – Energy Safety will form a working group to assess comments made about the guide. This working group is to be made up of people convened by the Manager – Energy Safety, and be made up of members that have expertise in one or more of:

  • Electrical installations
  • In service testing of fittings
  • Inspection of electrical installations and fittings
  • Manufacturing EVSE
  • Use of electrical fittings in conjunction with EVSE
  • Writing of standards
  • Knowledge of IEC standards related to EVSE.