Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010

(SR 2010/76)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of March 2010

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to sections 54 and 54A of the Gas Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister of Energy after consultation with the Environmental Risk Management Authority in accordance with section 54(6) of the Gas Act 1992, makes the following regulations.


4Meanings of safe and unsafe
5Definition of point of supply
5AMeanings of low-risk, high-risk, and general gasfitting
6Level 1 and level 2 penalties defined
7Strict liability offences
8Infringement offences
9Requirements to be safe
10Obligation to notify WorkSafe of danger
11General rules for when things deemed to be unsafe
12Additional rules for when gas installations deemed to be unsafe
13Additional rules for when gas appliances deemed to be unsafe
14Additional rules for when gas supply deemed to be unsafe
14AManufacturer’s instructions
15Interference with, or movement of, fittings
16General requirement about what gas must be odorised and to what level
17Responsibility for ensuring odorisation of gas
18Requirements for gas odorisation
19Persons responsible for odorisation must have relevant odorisation documentation
20Application of regulations about measurement of gas
21Gas measurement
22Testing and installation of gas measurement systems
23Records of tests of gas measurement systems must be kept
24Application of regulations 25 to 28
25Operators of distribution systems must keep records and plans
26Owners and operators of distribution systems must ensure continuity of supply and safety
27Duties of owners and operators of distribution systems in relation to work carried out on systems
28Safety inspections
30Who must have safety management system
31How person opts in
32What safety management systems must do
33Substantive requirements of safety management systems
34Documentation of safety management systems
35Audit of safety management systems
36Audit certificate for safety management systems
37Statutory declaration by safety management system operator
38Cancellation of audit certificate
39Certification and declaration deemed to be compliance with section 46A of Act
40Offences by accredited auditors
41Quality of gas
42Gas pressure
43Certified designs
44Safety of gas installations
45Testing gasfitting work on gas installations
46Requirement for certificate of compliance
47Content of certificate of compliance
48Information recorded on certificate of compliance
49Who may issue certificate of compliance
50Offences relating to certificates of compliance
51Connecting gas installations to gas supply
52Offence relating to connection
52AReconnecting or restoring gas supply to certain gas installations
52BGas safety certification
52CObligation to disconnect if requirements for certification not met
52DException for operators with maintenance management systems
52ETime when gas safety certificate to be issued
52FOffences relating to gas safety certificates
52GWhat happens to certificates of compliance
52HDetails of certificates of compliance for high-risk work to be lodged on database
52IWhat happens to gas safety certificates
52JOffences relating to record-keeping
52KLocation of installations
53Gas appliances and fittings to be safe
53ACertain electric blankets deemed to be safe
54Gas appliances and specified fittings to be certified
55Certification requirements for gas appliances and specified fittings
56Offence by certification body
57Endorsement may replace certification for certain appliances and fittings
58Offences in relation to endorsement regime
59Approved practitioner regime
60Declared articles not to be offered for sale unless approved
61Approval by WorkSafe of declared articles
62Deemed approval by WorkSafe of declared articles
63Prohibition and control of unsafe gas appliances and fittings
64Specified fittings
65Gas appliances and fittings to which supplier declaration requirements apply
66Manufacturer or importer must make supplier declaration
67Contents of supplier declaration
67AValidity of supplier declaration
68Offence committed by manufacturers and importers relating to supplier declarations
69Management of Internet site
70Installers must check that declaration published or supplied
71Marking of gas appliances
72Gas safety compliance labels for gas appliances and specified fittings
73Supply of documents
74Repairs, modifications, and adjustments to gas appliances and fittings
75Responsibilities of persons hiring or leasing out gas appliances, fittings, or gas installations or property or premises containing them
75AResponsibilities of landlords for gas appliances, fittings, and gas installations at rented residential premises
76Measurement of CNG
77Testing and installation of CNG gas measurement systems
78Particular requirements for CNG stations
79Sealing of pressure-limiting devices and metering units for CNG stations
80Maintenance and operation of CNG stations
81CNG filling pressures
82CNG safety requirements training
83Inspection of CNG stations
84Records for CNG stations
85WorkSafe’s power to exempt from requirements
85AConsolidation of certificates
85BAuthentication mark
85COffences relating to application of authentication mark
85DDatabase for recording certificate details on Internet site
85EAccess to database
86Issuing of urgent instructions
87Details to be provided in reporting accidents
88Competent organisations to supply copies of seals they use
89Offence for competent organisations to fail to keep records
91Gazette notices to be published on Internet site
93Existing and in-process distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances
94Existing distribution systems, gas installations, fittings, and gas appliances. [Revoked]
95Transitional provisions about gas appliance safety
96Gas appliance and fittings certification requirements before 1 July 2013
96ATransitional provision relating to gas installation standard AS/NZS 5601.2010
97Transitional provision about repair of gas appliances made and installed before 1985
98Transitional provision about CNG station certificates of compliance
99Transitional provision about safety management systems
99AMeaning of amendment date in regulations 99B and 99C
99BTransitional provision relating to matters immediately before amendment date
99CTransitional provision relating to matters on and after amendment date
100Secretary’s exemptions
101Gas Regulations 1993 continue in force for purpose of transitional arrangements in these regulations
102Certificates of compliance
Gazette Information