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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6078 ..


July 2011

245

August 2011

168

September 2011

324

October 2011

177

November 2011

109

Total

2,174

3) Number of installations that have failed initial ACTPLA inspections:

July 2010

18

August 2010

20

September 2010

11

October 2010

7

November 2010

18

December 2010

7

January 2011

32

February 2011

47

March 2011

26

April 2011

46

May 2011

58

June 2011

114

July 2011

162

August 2011

114

September 2011

184

October 2011

127

November 2011

77

Total

1,068

Failure rate:

49%

4) The current booking system does not disaggregate information to that level. However, the average time waiting times for an electrical inspection for a PV installation booked since May 2011 are approximately as follows:

May 2011

6 weeks

June 2011

10 weeks

July 2011

12 weeks

August 2011

12 weeks

September 2011

14 weeks

October 2011

16 weeks

5) In July 2011, the Environment and sustainable Development Directorate employed ten electrical inspectors to undertake electrical inspection work within the ACT. This number was increased to thirteen in August 2011 and further to fourteen in September 2011. A fifteenth inspector was added in early October to work exclusively on inspecting new housing.

6) New electrical inspectors are difficult to source, as they are required to be licensed electricians with wide-ranging industry experience in relation to the Australian Wiring Rules, the various types of electrical installations to be inspected, such as PV installations, along with extensive training in inspections for compliance with


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