Alert: Notifications at reduced capacity during COVID-19 restrictions

We are operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID 19 alert level four requirements.

Please only call our 0800 number if someone is at serious risk of harm or has been seriously injured, become seriously ill, or died as a result of work.

For other notifications please complete our online forms at Notify WorkSafe.

Use this form when applying to have a fitting or appliance approved as a Declared High Risk Article.

The approval application process

All electrical appliances in New Zealand must be safe. In addition to this, certain products - Declared High Risk Articles - must be approved for sale in New Zealand.

WorkSafe approval (or recognised certification) is required for a specific list of electrical appliances before these appliances can be legally sold in New Zealand.


An invoice for the prescribed fee of $408.89 (GST inclusive) will be sent to the applicant or if applicable, the named third party acting for the applicant.

Electricity declared article - application for approval (PDF 67 KB)