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ELECTRICITY (CONSUMER SAFETY) ACT 2004

- As at 1 July 2017
- Act 4 of 2004

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Definitions
   4.      Act to bind Crown

   PART 2 - ELECTRICAL ARTICLES

           Division 1 - Declared electrical articles

   5.      Declared electrical articles
   6.      Declared electrical articles displayed for advertising to be treated as being displayed for sale

           Division 2 - Specifications for electrical articles

   7.      Class specifications for electrical articles
   8.      Model specifications for electrical articles
   9.      Compliance with class and model specifications

           Division 3 - Information concerning electrical articles

   10.     Publication of information concerning declared electrical articles and specifications

           Division 4 - Model approvals for electrical articles

   11.     Approval of model of electrical article
   12.     Duration of model approvals
   13.     Suspensions and cancellations of model approvals
   14.     Administrative review of certain model approval decisions by Civil and Administrative Tribunal

           Division 5 - Recognised external approval schemes

   15.     Recognised external approval schemes

           Division 6 - Sale of electrical articles

   16.     Electrical articles must meet certain standards before they can be sold

           Division 7 - Acquisition guarantees

   17.     Acquisition guarantor and guarantees
   18.     Acquisition guarantee may be defence to certain offences
   19.     Acquisition guarantor may be convicted of offence if proceedings against defendant dismissed
   20.     Person must not give false acquisition guarantee

           Division 8 - Unsafe electrical articles

   21.     Prohibition of the sale of unsafe electrical articles
   22.     Requiring action to be taken by seller of unsafe electrical articles
   23.     Requiring evidence of safety of electrical articles
   24.     Persons must comply with notices issued under this Division
   25.     Effect of Division on Fair Trading Act 1987

           Division 9 - Investigation powers

   26.     Powers of authorised officers
   27.     Prohibition of the sale of certain electrical articles and the labelling of such articles

           Division 10 - Seizure and forfeiture of electrical articles

   28.     Return of seized electrical articles
   29.     Forfeiture of certain electrical articles

   PART 3 - ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

   30.     Inspection of electrical installations
   30A.    Electricity meters
   31.     Electrical installation work to comply with regulations
   32.     Responsibilities of persons concerning the safety of electrical installations

   PART 4 - ACCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATIONS

   33.     Notification of serious electrical accidents
   34.     Investigation of serious electrical accidents
   35.     Powers of authorised officers
   36.     Interference with site of serious electrical accident
   37.     Publication of details of serious electrical accidents
   38.     Arrangements with other public authorities regarding investigable electrical incidents

   PART 5 - ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1 - Authorised officers

   39.     Authorised officers
   40.     Obstruction etc of authorised officers
   41.     Powers of authorised officers who are investigators under Fair Trading Act 1987 not limited

           Division 2 - Search warrants

   42.     Search warrants

           Division 3 - Undertakings

   43.     Application of section 218 of the Australian Consumer Law (NSW) to undertakings given for purposes of this Act

           Division 4 - Proceedings for offences

   44.     Limitation on self-incrimination
   45.     Liability of directors etc for offences by corporation-offences attracting executive liability
   45A.    Liability of directors etc for offences by corporation-accessory to the commission of the offences
   46.     Evidentiary provisions relating to electrical articles
   47.     Penalty notices
   48.     Nature of proceedings for offences
   49.     Commencement of proceedings

   PART 6 - MISCELLANEOUS

   50.     Disclosure of information
   51.     Exclusion of personal liability
   52.     Service or giving of documents
   53.     Provision of documents to Secretary
   54.     Delegation of functions
   55.     Regulations
   56.     Savings, transitional and other provisions
   57.     Repeal of Electricity Safety Act 1945 (1946 No 13)
   58.     (Repealed)
   59.     Review of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           Schedule 4 (Repealed)


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