Qld restricted electrical work licences updated

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019

Qld restricted electrical work licences updated

Restricted electrical work licences (RELs) in Queensland have just undergone an update.

The Electrical Safety Office said that following a review of RELs, there will now be some differences when licence holders renew and receive their new licence card.

One change will see references to outdated REL units (one to six) removed, with the licence endorsement and any applicable restrictions printed on the licence defining the scope of work permitted.

For example, the Electrical Safety Office said that a licence endorsed ‘electronic equipment’ permits electrical work on any low-voltage electronic equipment, while another licence might be restricted to ‘electronic equipment limited to 250 Vac (plug in only) or limited to data and communications equipment’.

However, while the licences may look different, the scope of work permitted by a holder’s previous licence has not changed.

In addition, from February 2020, the Electrical Safety Office is moving to email notifications for electrical licence renewals for workers and contractors. The email will contain all the information required for licence renewal.

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