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E-tec at Alert Level 2

E-tec at Alert Level 2

All in-person training will be running under Alert Level 2

The health and safety of our trainees and our staff is our number one priority. With the move to Alert Level 2 we’ll be enforcing strict health and safety protocols that ensure the safety of everyone on our premises.  

Arriving on site  

  • If you are coming to a pre-arranged class, you’ll need to park at the rear of the building and enter via the rear door. 
  • Please maintain the 2m physical distancing as you enter the building. 
  • There will be signage directing you to the appropriate area, where you’ll be required to clean your hands with hand sanitiser before signing a Contact Tracing Register. 
  • This Register asks you to declare that: 
    • you have not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms 
    • you have no Covid-19 symptoms yourself. 
  • The Register will also require your personal contact details, so that the Government can trace you in the event of an outbreak. 
  • Your tutor will meet you in the designated area and take you through a site induction and explain the safe distancing and hygiene protocols. 
  • You must maintain a 1m safe distance from your classmates at all times. 
  • Working surfaces and test equipment will be thoroughly cleaned at the start and end of each day.  All tools brought to site must be cleaned using the antiseptic wipes provided before the class commences and should be left on site until the end of your course – at that point, they will need to be thoroughly cleaned before they can be removed. 
  • You are welcome to bring your own food and use the spacious E-tec cafeteria for your meals and breaks, provided you follow social distancing and hygiene standards. There will be processes in place to ensure breaks are staggered and that the number of people in the cafeteria is kept within a safe limit. 
  • Please be aware that other classes and businesses may also be operating in the same building at the same time – so you must maintain a safe 1m distance from everyone outside your class as well during the time you are on E-tec premises. 

Additional information

  • Our COVID-19 Safety Plan has been developed in accordance with WorkSafe guidelines. You can view it here. 
  • If you’d like to speak to someone about your course or training needs, you can contact E-tec by emailing admin@etec.ac.nz or calling 0800 030 500.  

We really appreciate your cooperation in helping us to maintain these health and safety protocols – but it is also important to point out that we will need to ask anyone not well, or not adhering to the rules, to leave the site immediately. 

If you become concerned about anyone breaching the rules, or believe a fellow classmate may be unwell, talk to your tutor immediately or contact the manager at E-tec on (027) 777 4405. 

    E-tec at Alert Level 2

    What are we doing to keep you safe during COVID-19 Alert Level 3?

    What are we doing to keep you safe during COVID-19 Alert Level 3?

    What sort of health and safety requirements can we expect?

    Holding in-person training does mean we must have some strict rules in place – and it’s important everyone follows these.

     

     

    Your arrival on site

        • If you are coming to a pre-arranged class, you’ll need to park at the rear of the building and enter via the rear door.
        • Please maintain the 2m physical distancing as you enter the building.
        • There will be signage directing you to the appropriate area, where you’ll be required to clean your hands with hand sanitiser before signing a Contact Tracing Register.
        • This Register asks you to declare that:
          • you have not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms
          • you have no Covid-19 symptoms yourself.
        • The Register will also require your personal contact details, so that the Government can trace you in the event of an outbreak.
        • Your tutor will meet you in the designated area and take you through a site induction, provide you with appropriate PPE and explain the safe distancing and hygiene protocols.
        • You must maintain a 1m safe distance from your classmates at all times.
        • Working surfaces and test equipment will be thoroughly cleaned at the start and end of each day. All tools brought to site must be cleaned using the antiseptic wipes provided before the class commences and should be left on site until the end of your course – at that point, they will need to be thoroughly cleaned before they can be removed.

    Additional information

        • Our COVID-19 Safety Plan has been developed in accordance with WorkSafe guidelines. You can view it here.
        • E-tec will remain closed to visitors.  If you’d like to speak to someone about your course or training needs, you can contact admin@etec.ac.nz or 0800 030 500.
        • If you wish to bring food on site, you are welcome to use the spacious Shift E-tec cafeteria for your meals and breaks, provided you keep to appropriate social distancing and hygiene standards.
        • Please be aware that other classes may also be operating in the same building at the same time – so you must maintain a safe 1m distance from everyone outside your class as well during the time you are on E-tec premises.

    We really appreciate your cooperation in helping us to maintain these health and safety protocols – but it is also important to point out that we will need to ask anyone not well, or not adhering to the rules, to leave the site immediately.

    If you become concerned about anyone breaching the rules, or believe a fellow classmate may be unwell, talk to your tutor immediately or contact the manager at E-tec on (027) 777 4405.

     

    Who can be an electrical supervisor – Common FAQ

    Who can be an electrical supervisor – Common FAQ

    Who can be an electrical supervisor – Common FAQ

    Here at E-tec we get a lot of enquiries about who can be an electrical supervisor, what their responsibilities are and what training is required, if any at all. As a result, we’ve pulled together a hand list for frequently asked questions to help you get the answers you need.

     

    The Definition of a Supervisor

    According to the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB), “Supervision, in relation to any work, means that the work is undertaken under such control and direction of a person authorised under this Act to do the work [or, in the case of section 76, a person authorised to supervise work under that section] as is sufficient to ensure— 

    1. That the work is performed competently; and 
    2. That while the work is being undertaken, appropriate safety measures are adopted; and 
    3. That the completed work complies with the requirements of any regulations made under section 169 of this Act.

    Source: ewrb.govt.nz

     

    Does an electrical supervisor have to be working for the same company as the trainee? 

    No, the supervisor does not have to be from the same company of the trainee. However, before a trainee nominates a supervisor outside of his/her company, the nominated supervisor must ensure that they understand what the responsibilities are. This information can be found on the EWRB website.

     

    Does a supervisor need to have at least 3 years of experience in the industry? 

    No, this is no longer an EWRB requirement. Any registered person holding a current practicing license can be a supervisor.

     

    Who can be my supervisor if I am self-employed? 

    This person may be a staff member, a contractor, or any other professional relationship you have, as long as the requirements of the supervision Guidelines of the EWRB are being followed. For more details take a look at the Supervision for Trainees Holding a Limited Certificate on the EWRB website.

     

    Does a supervisor have to hold a practising license of the same level as the one the trainee is applying for? 

    Yes, the supervisor must hold an equivalent or higher license. For example, if a trainee is applying for an EASQ license, the supervisor can be an EST, Electrical Installer, Electrician, or Inspector. However, a supervisor holding an EAS license cannot supervise a trainee applying for an EASQ.

     

    Does a supervisor need to be an accredited assessor? 

    The term supervisor in this capacity means a “Supervisor of Electrical Work.” This means they do not have to be a 4098 Unit standard assessor and they do not have to have any other assessor accreditations. The EWRB Registration and current practicing license are the only requirements of the EWRB.

     

    What are the responsibilities of a supervisor? 

    The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the trainee is appropriately supervised at all times by someone who is authorised to perform supervision (normally a registered person), according to the requirements of their workplace and industry. The supervisor and the person who takes on the supervision of the trainee (the delegated supervisor) must know and understand the EWRB guidelines.

     

    The supervisor must ensure that:

    • the work is performed competently; and while the work is being undertaken that appropriate safety measures are adopted; and that the completed work complies with the requirements of any regulations made under section 169 of this Act. 
    • the trainee has adequate hazard management skills for the worksite and is not exposed to any hazards they are not able to manage.

    This means the supervisor must be familiar with the work the trainee is doing and be available to oversee and provide training and support as required. They must also be able to test and perform any required certification of any work performed by the trainee.

    What work must be supervised? 

    Ordinarily supervisors are not expected to sight and direct every aspect of the electrical worker’s work. However, a supervisor should be actively and frequently involved with the electrical worker and their work. The supervisor is required to exercise judgement, so that the level of supervision is suitable in each case.

     

    What are the responsibilities of a trainee? 
    The trainee must:

    • Know his/her limitations.
    • Ensure their own safety.
    • Use any issued PPE and check it before use.
    • Seek advice from their supervisor if unsure or need help.
    • Follow the directions of their supervisor.

     

    Does a supervisor have to write a letter for the EWRB at the end of the trainee’s apprenticeship?
    Yes, on completion of the apprenticeship, the employer (along with the supervisor nominated) or the supervisor will be required to confirm the following to the EWRB:

    • that the required period of time has been completed.
    • that the work experience the trainee received meets the supervisor’s satisfaction.
    • that the trainee, once registered, would be able to undertake the work permitted of a registered person.

    Where can I get more information?

    The EWRB clearly lays out everything supervisors or prospective supervisors need to know on their website. Just visit https://www.ewrb.govt.nz/for-registered-electrical-workers/supervision/