This regulation may be cited as the Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019.
This regulation commences on 13 May 2019.
This regulation amends the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013.
After section 73—
insert—(1)A person must not perform work on a PV module at a solar farm unless—(a)the person is a licensed electrical worker; and(b)the work performed is work that the person would be authorised to perform under the person’s electrical work licence if the PV module were electrical equipment, and the following were types of electrical work—(i)locating, mounting or fixing the PV module in a place;(ii)removing the PV module from a place; and(c)the PV module at the solar farm, to the extent the PV module is affected by the work, complies with the wiring rules.
Maximum penalty—40 penalty units.(2)If a business or undertaking includes the performance of work on a PV module at a solar farm, a person conducting the business or undertaking must ensure that, in the conduct of the business or undertaking, a person does not perform work in contravention of subsection (1).
Maximum penalty—40 penalty units.(3)In this section—(a)comprised of an interconnected assembly of photovoltaic cells; and(b)used to generate electricity.(a)used to generate electricity with a total rated capacity of at least 100kW; and(b)that is, or will be, operated by a person for the purpose of conducting a business or undertaking.(a)means—(i)work on the PV module that would be electrical work if the PV module were electrical equipment; or(ii)locating, mounting or fixing the PV module in a place at a solar farm; or(iii)removing the PV module from a place at a solar farm; and(b)does not include moving, packing or unpacking the PV module.