Page 1390 - Week 04 - Thursday, 5 May 2022
(6) How much does an audit of new installations cost an ACT electrical company and what is the breakdown for each type of inspection and the cost.
(7) How many defects has Access Canberra issued since 2016 from audits of new installations by inspection type.
(8) What is the total revenue Access Canberra has received since 2016 from auditing new installations.
(9) Can the Minister provide a breakdown of what/how many disciplinary actions have been taken against ACT companies in breach of legislation, including detail of each action.
(10) Are electrical inspections carried out by ACT Government employees or contractors and what is the reason for using ACT Government employees or contractors.
(11) Is the ACT Government responsible/liable if they do not identify a defect and this causes property damage.
(12) What qualifications does the ACT Government require of inspectors who do audits.
(13) How many inspectors does the ACT Government employ or contract to conduct audits and what are their salaries.
(14) Do all auditors hold solar licenses as well as electrical licenses.
(15) Can auditors access rooftop solar for inspections; if not, how are auditors confident that new installations have been properly checked for defects.
(16) How long, on average, does an electrical inspection take and can the Minister provide a breakdown by inspection type.
(17) How was the $253 price for a solar photovoltaic determined and can the Minister provide details or documents that informed this decision.
(18) Why is the price still $253 every time an inspector returns to the site to ensure the defects have been fixed and can the Minister provide details or documents that informed this position.
Ms Cheyne: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) I note a number of the Member’s questions reference “audits” and “inspections”. Generally, the operations of the electrical inspectorate of Access Canberra have its activities described as “inspections”.
Access Canberra undertakes inspections for all new electrical installations, new solar photovoltaic installations and targeted inspections based on consideration of risk and potential harm of electrical works associated with existing installations. Random inspections of installations (either existing or new) are not undertaken by the Access Canberra Electrical Inspectorate.