Registered Electrical Workers


Foundation Passport - Electrical Workers has changed its name:

The update meets the changes that have been prescribed by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB).  

This is a one-day health and safety electrical competence course. To attend this course, you must already be a Registered Electrical Worker. On completion of this course, you will be eligible to renew your Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) practising license and First Aid/CPR.

The Registered Electrical Workers course is for registered residential and commercial Electrical Workers, including those who are self-employed (this course is not applicable for Line Mechanics or Cable Jointers). 

With the Registered Electrical Workers course, you will: 

  • Renew your practising license and your Site Safety Card (Passport) at the same time, saving money, time and travelling costs.
  • Gain practical testing skills in line with AS/NZS 3000:2007 Section 8 and AS/NZS 3760:2010
  • Gain competence in First Aid/CPR
  • Earn 4 credits towards your Health and Safety in Construction Programme. 

Please note: While completion of this course will renew your EWRB practicing license, you must still pay a license renewal fee to the EWRB to complete your renewal. 


Important Pre-Course Action

  1. As required by the EWRB, please complete two brief online modules before attending this course and bring your certificate to the course.
  2. Bring your own test equipment – Multi-meter, Insulation Resistance Tester and RCD Tester.
  3. Review and bring a copy of AS/NZS 3000:2007 Section 8 to the course.
  4. Additionally, please open and read the attachment to ensure this is the right course for you before booking.

To attend this course, you must be one of these:

IMPORTANT - Follow the Registered Electrical Workers flowchart to ensure you meet the course requirements. 

To attend this course, you must either be a:

  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Installer
  • Electrical Service Technician (EST)
  • Associated Tradesperson (AT)
  • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS)
  • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (Endorsed)
  • Electrical Inspector (Can only be trained and tested by another Electrical Inspector)
  • Limited Certificate Holder (applies to Overseas Applicants obtaining their Limited Certificate)
  • Trainee Limited Certificate Holder Apprentice with two years into Apprenticeship 

Please note: Line Mechanics and Cable Jointers CANNOT do the Site Safe Registered Electrical Workers course.

What The Course Covers

Electrical Safety

  • Revise electrical supervision
  • Testing appliances AS/NZS 3760:2010
  • Revise Residual Current Devices (RCD)
  • Revise Multiple Earthed Neutral (MEN) Systems
  • Understand AS/NZS 3000:2007
  • Revise Code of Compliance and Certificate of Verification
  • Theoretical and practical competence testing 

Health and Safety

  • Shape health and safety culture through positive conversations
  • Take action to improve health and safety on site

First Aid/CPR

  • Covers specific requirements in legislation and codes of practice for the electrical industry.
  • Run by a qualified First Aid/CPR trainer. 

Site Safe regularly reviews and updates course content in partnership with the construction industry to ensure alignment to best practice industry standards. Our latest version of the Site Safe Passport takes an interactive format, including group workshops and videos to ensure an engaging and enjoyable learning experience. Visit our Why Choose Site Safe Training page for more information.

What You Will Learn

What You Will get at the End of the Course: 

  • A Site Safety Card/Passport (valid two years)
  • A course workbook detailing the electrical competence training
  • 8 Licensed Building Practitioner points
  • Earn 4 credits towards your Health and Safety in Construction Programme

Next Learning Steps

Completing a Site Safe Passport means you'll gain site access for the next two years.

Next time you want to renew your site access, you can expand your health and safety knowledge with a new course that's relevant to you. We now offer a suite of cost-effective four-hour Passport Plus courses on specific subjects, as well as a variety of one and two-day courses, all of which will renew your Site Safety Card/Passport. 

Have a look at the pathway examples for more training options after successfully completing this course.

Check out our Training CPD Matrix to see Site Safe courses and credits at a glance.

With over 60,000 New Zealand construction workers attending a Site Safe Passport course each year, most major New Zealand contractors require a Site Safety Card for entry to their sites, and as a prerequisite in their tender process.

As well as offering Foundation Passport courses for the building construction, electrical, and consultant industries, Site Safe now also offers a range of four-hour Passport Plus courses which automatically renew Site Safety Cards/Passports.

Book your seat on the next course today, or contact us for more information.

For a full list of our training courses visit our Our Training Courses page.

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