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Approved Practitioner Endorsement for Gas Appliances and Fittings

An Approved Practitioner is authorized to assess the suitability of gas appliances, ensuring they meet all necessary safety and compliance standards. Under Regulation 57 of the Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010, this applies specifically to small production appliances, of which 21 or fewer are supplied annually in New Zealand, and to any gas appliances that are part of an imported new or used gas installation.

 

The importer or manufacturer of such a small production appliance can opt for an endorsement from an Approved Practitioner instead of complying with the certification requirements. The practitioner must provide an endorsement confirming that the appliance complies with the Regulations and NZS 5266. This endorsement must accompany the appliance and be available to WorkSafe upon request. By fulfilling these duties, the Approved Practitioner plays a crucial role in maintaining safety and regulatory compliance within the industry.

Tubman Heating Approved Practitioner Endorsement for Gas Appliances & Fittings
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An Approved Practitioner possesses extensive knowledge and experience in assessing the safety and suitability of gas appliances and fittings. Their expertise includes:

 

Competence and Technical Knowledge: They have demonstrated competence and possess significant technical knowledge, along with relevant experience, specifically in evaluating the suitability of small production appliances or specified fittings.

 

Business Acumen: They operate within well-structured business frameworks and maintain adequate liability insurance, showcasing their ability to manage responsibilities and risks effectively.

 

Standards Compliance: They have a sound understanding of the relevant standards and means of compliance, ensuring that they can consistently uphold and enforce high safety and quality standards within the industry.

 

Testing and Commissioning: They are capable of conducting or assessing the testing and commissioning of endorsed appliances or fittings, ensuring these products meet stringent safety and operational criteria.

 

Availability: Our Approved Practitioners can assess your appliance and fittings anywhere in New Zealand.

The following information is required to assess the appliance or fittings:

 

  • The full name and New Zealand address of the customer
  • The address of the installation (where endorsed as part of a gas installation)
  • The type of gas the appliance will use

For your gas appliance certification questions please contact one of our two Approved Practitioners below:

Darryn Milne

Tubman Heating Limited

Licence category:

21 or fewer, Imported

 

Expiry date:

31 October 2024

  

Mobile:

021 755 821

 

Email:

darryn.milne@tubman.co.nz

 

Scope of limitations:

No limitations on scope

Doug Angus

Tubman Heating Limited

Licence category:

21 or fewer, Imported

 

Expiry date:

31 October 2024

 

Mobile:

021 725 581

 

Email:

doug.angus@tubman.co.nz

 

Scope of limitations:

Limited to the endorsement of industrial and commercial gas appliances