The Queensland Government has rejected a proposal to extend the electrical licensing framework to cover electric vehicles.
The recommendation was contained in a discussion paper released by the Queensland Electrical Safety Office in May 2023 in response to a wider review of the Electrical Safety Act 2002.
In a win for industry, the Office recently announced the status quo will be maintained in regard to electrical licensing for workers connecting and disconnecting electric vehicle systems.
HVIA’s Transport Policy and Legislation Adviser Greg Forbes says it’s a victory for common sense.
“The original discussion paper considered extending the electrical licensing framework to cover electrical vehicles,” he says.
“HVIA argued that this would impose considerable costs and delays onto industry for no additional benefits.
“Our view is that the existing arrangements using the TAFE system and ADRs works well, and it seems that many other responses to the discussion paper expressed similar views. It is always pleasing when Government listens to industry concerns.”
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