BATHROOM ELECTRICAL SAFETY MANUAL
This manual is designed to help you understand the current
electrical safety requirements for products being sold in New
Zealand. Goldair believes that New Zealand consumers
deserve a more robust electrical safety regime than exists
now. Consequently the safety testing Goldair products go
through exceeds New Zealand standards.
Our commitment to our customers
is to develop products that embody
the highest standards of safety and
innovation. Not only are Goldair
appliances stylish, practical and
reliable, they’re also excellent value
Andrew Crossland, Goldair CEO
Electrical Safety in New Zealand
Currently any electrical appliance sold in New
Zealand needs to be safe and comply with
the basic safety requirements in accordance
with the Electricity Regulations of 1997. The
safety standards are joint AS/NZS (Australia/
New Zealand) standards that are generally
aligned with international standards.
However in New Zealand, unlike most
countries in the developed world, compliance
with these regulations (with the exception of
portable electric heaters) is voluntary.
New Zealand has a ‘Supplier Declaration
System’ to regulate electrical safety. This
• Suppliers importing electrical appliances
(with the exception of portable electrical
heaters) to complete a Supplier
Declaration of Compliance (SDoC).
• The SDoC states the supplier believes
the appliance meets the AS/NZS safety
standards for the appliance.
• The supplier has to declare the product
being sold is safe for use in New Zealand.
• The supplier accepts responsibility for the
safety of that product.
In Australia, by comparison, ALL appliances
are required to be tested and have a
certifi cate of approval issued by an
authorised regulator, not just portable
Quantitative market research
by Nielsen Media on
consumer attitudes indicates
the number one attribute that
customers consider when
making appliance purchasing
decisions is safety.