|Colin Freeman||Chairman||Electrical Engineering|
|Geoff Cowie||Deputy Member||Electrical Contractors|
|Michael Haire||Member||Electrical Workers|
|Andrew Whitty||Deputy Member||Electrical Workers|
|Steve Gray||Member||Training Organisations|
|Howard Pullen||Deputy Member||Training Organisations|
|Pat Nolan||Member||Government Representative|
The main objective of the Board in exercising its powers under the Act is to ensure, through licensing, that work in the industry is only carried out by adequately trained workers and that they produce safe electrical installations.
The Board investigates and acts on complaints in regard to electrical work carried out by either licence holders or unlicensed persons.
The main sources of complaints to the Board are:
- complaints from the public
- active audits by NT WorkSafe Electrical Safety, and
- the education of consumers.
The Board maintains a working relationship with licensing bodies in all States/Territories and New Zealand and participates in mutual recognition of licences issued by those bodies.
It is also represented on the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC), a national body that sets the standards for minimum qualifications and requirements for licensing with a view to achieving national uniformity.
Additionally Board staff participate in a national forum of licensing managers working on uniformity of licensing management practices. The forum meets on a bi-annual basis.
Electrical Workers Licences and Electrical Contractors Licences are issued through the Board. Members of the Board have significant input into the Northern Territory Training Advisory Council representing the Electrotechnology Industry.
An NT Electrical Workers Licence must be held by persons who carry out electrical work on electrical installations or equipment that operate at voltages in excess of 32 volts alternating current and 115 volts direct current, in the Northern Territory.
An NT Electrical Contractors Licence is required where work is contracted for or carried out, for fee or reward, in the Northern Territory.
Annual Reports provide further information on EWCLB activities.