EVSE/ELECTRICAL VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT TESTING

  • Physical Inspection
  • Functional Testing
  • Electrical Testing

With the fast-growing electric vehicle supply equipment in New Zealand, you can count on us to have your Electric Vehicle charger inspected by one of our Electrical Inspectors.

The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 states that all equipment in the workplace must be safe to use. Therefore, if your company owns an Electric Vehicle (EV) we recommend you to have your electric car charger assessed by one of our experienced Electrical Inspectors. Your charging unit is assessed through physical, functional and electrical measurements.  Upon the completion of your EVSE inspection, our Thermal Scheduler will send you an email with a link that contains all your (pass and/or fails) reports, therefore giving you permanent access to them.

The report(s) will advise if the item(s) satisfies or does not satisfy the requirements of “Electric Vehicle Charging Safety Guidelines”. The periodic assessment of EVSE items is done yearly and you decide if you would like to set up your EVSE inspection as a one-off or as ongoing scheduled maintenance.

 

Periodic assessment of electric vehicle charging stations

The following is an excerpt from the “Electric Vehicle Charging Safety Guidelines” issued by Energy Safety 2nd November 2016.

                  1: Every EV charging station owned, operated or managed by an electric vehicle charging station operator, must be subject to periodic assessment commencing on or before the first anniversary of connection of that charging station to a supply of electricity.

    1. Subsequent periodic assessments must take place at intervals of no more than 12 months.
    1. An electric vehicle charging station or EVSE must immediately be taken out of service by the charging station operator if the periodic assessment has not been carried out within 12 months from the date of first installation, or within 12 months from the date of the last inspection for that EV charging station.
    1. An electric vehicle charging station operator must:
    2. a) Establish and implement a safety assessment programme for regularly assessing the electrical safety of EVSE, conductors and fittings and keep records of:
    3. The results of every periodic assessment; and
    4. Details of any issues found during the assessment; and

    iii. Any actions required to be taken in relation to those issues; and

    1. c) retain a copy of these records, whether in hard copy or electronically, for at least seven years; and
    2. d) on request by any of the following, provide a copy of the records to the requester within 10 working days after the request:
    3. Worksafe;
    4. the Electrical Workers Registration Board;

    iii. the Registrar of the Electrical Workers Registration Board;

    1. the territorial authority of the place where the EVSE is located;
    2. the person who contracted for the work;
    3. the owner or occupier of the place or thing in which the EVSE is located.”

     

    If you need to have your EV Charging Station or your electric car charger inspected, our Thermal Scheduler is glad to help Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm with any inquiries you may have.

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