Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

74 Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings

(1)

Every person who repairs, modifies, or makes adjustments to a gas appliance or fittings must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that—

(a)

the appliance or fittings are safe in all reasonably foreseeable circumstances before the appliance or fittings are returned to service; and

(b)

the appliance complies with the technical requirements of NZS 5266.

(1A)

For the purpose of subclause (1)(b), the technical requirements of section 4 of NZS 5266 apply to all appliances, despite anything to the contrary in NZS 5266.

(2)

Without limiting subclause (1), a gas appliance or fittings are unsafe if—

(a)

they have a gas leakage; or

(b)

they are operated in a manner that is hazardous when they are exposed to any reasonably foreseeable torques, pressures, or chemical or physical conditions.

(3)

Despite subclause (2)(a), minute leakages from some fittings are permissible under relevant testing procedures.

(4)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a level 1 penalty who, having repaired, modified, or made adjustments to a gas appliance or fittings, returns that gas appliance or fittings to service before ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the gas appliance or fittings are safe (including complying with subclause (1)(b)) in all reasonably foreseeable circumstances in accordance with this regulation.

Compare: SR 1993/76 r 16

Regulation 74(1): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 74(1)(b): amended, on 10 November 2011, by regulation 23(1) of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/371).

Regulation 74(1A): inserted, on 31 July 2014, by regulation 24 of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/205).

Regulation 74(4): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 74(4): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(2) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).

Regulation 74(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 8(2) of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/280).

Regulation 74(4): amended, on 10 November 2011, by regulation 23(2) of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/371).