Plumbers holding restricted electrical work licences can now work on heat pumps

Following consultation with the Electrical Licensing Committee, the Electrical Safety Office wishes to advise plumbers holding restricted electrical work licences endorsed  Water heaters up to 250Vac (excluding heat pumps) that the heat pump exclusion will no longer be applied.

Licence holders are now permitted to perform the similar range of electrical  work currently permitted on all other types of water heaters.

New licence cards and cards issued at renewal of existing licences will no longer have the exclusion stated on the card. If you hold a current licence and wish to have the restriction removed before your next renewal, you can contact the ESO on 1300 632 993 for a replacement card. A $25:00 replacement card fee will apply.