Master Electricians Roadshows 2019: EV Charging, Mental Health, Licensing & more

Master Electricians Roadshows are back and with some more industry relevant topics that you ought to know more about! Open to non members with discount for members.

Last year our roadshows were focused on the change to AS/NZS3000 and this year, as a result of feedback, we have nailed down a few different topics to cover, as opposed to one lengthy presentation. This year we have four topics and we have a range of expert speakers to join Bernie McLaughlin, CEO of Master Electricians NZ, on stage for some great discussion.

The event will start off with drinks and nibbles for those of you that want to network. All four topics will be covered by their respective specialists and followed by a panel discussion at the end for any follow-up questions from the audience. Questions can be submitted anonymously or otherwise via the online submission form that will be open at the event.

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Wellington – May 28th

Hamilton – June 5th

Christchurch – June 6th

Auckland – June 13th


Our four topics are:

It’s clear there is a growing demand for electric vehicles in New Zealand, meaning the demand for charging intstallation is also prevalent. Currently there are multiple existing guideline documents out there that seem to conflict each other. Master Electricians has developed a guideline specifically for residential installations with support from Energy Safety NZ and Schneider Electric. Upon leaving this seminar, you’ll have a clear understanding of industry best-practice around EV charging installation and a guide you can take home and refer to.

If you haven’t heard already, there has been a change to the practicing license renewal process. This discussion focuses on the reasoning behind the changes and how it will affect you as an electrician when it comes time to renew your license. This discussion will also include relevant industry updates directly from the EWRB.

In this portion of the seminar, we discuss growing incident rates, the financial and otherwise cost to industry, what current behavior looks like and how it needs to look like for us as an industry to do better. We will also be discussing the latest tools, education and practices to keep all business owners and employees on the right side of the WHS act. This section of the seminar will be supported by Construction Health and Safety NZ.

The stereotype of ‘Tough Tradies’ according to a study by Building Research Association last year, is just not true… and why should it need to be? Recent research showed that the rate of suicide in Trades in New Zealand is even higher than that of Farming, making up 6.9% of all suicides. Dave Burt, Master Electricians Board Member talks about his own experience with depression, his new book ‘Lengthening the Shadow’ and the tools he used on the road to his recovery.


Some of our guest speakers are:

Mel Orange – Presiding Member, EWRB
Mike Macklin – Deputy Presiding Member, EWRB

Dave Burt – Master Electricians Board Director and Owner Team Cabling

Martin Scottorn – Product Manager, Schneider EV Specialist

Owen Redley – Technical Services Manager, Master Electricians

Chris Alderson – CEO, CHASNZ (Construction Health and Safety NZ)
Jon Harper-Slade – GM Skills & Competency, CHASNZ


Master Electricians Members recieve a 50% discount on tickets!