On 26 November 2019, the Governor-in-Council made the following sets of regulations:
- to replace the Electricity Safety (Management Regulations 2009; and
- to replace the Electricity Safety (Cathodic Protection) Regulations 2009.
Electricity Safety (Management) Regulations 2019The Regulations are made under the (the Act). The Act and regulations enable voluntary electricity safety management schemes (ESMSs) to be submitted to Energy Safe Victoria by:
- employers of electrical workers,
- occupiers of specific premises and
- owners of complex electrical installations.
Electricity Safety (Cathodic Protection) Regulations 2019These Regulations are also made under the Act. The Act and regulations together prescribe certain requirements relating to the minimisation of the corrosive effects of stray electrical currents. The Regulations set out the requirements for the registration and operation of cathodic protection systems, which can themselves be a source of stray current.
The major changes
- Small Cathodic Protection Systems (250mA and below) are no longer required to be registered due to the low risk of stray currents affecting other structures,
- Marine vessels that are not permanently moored and fixed offshore structures have been included in the non-prescribed category, and
- The ability to use other means than a time switch to interrupt the power supply for testing purposes has been included.
Submissions receivedThe following entities submitted comments and feedback on the proposed new regulations, which are available to download:
Responses to submissionsSummaries of the issues raised, and to those issues, can be downloaded here:
More informationRefer to our web pages on the and relating to these and other regulations.
Reviewed 18 January 2023