We use this site all the time to check out prospective employees, you would be amazed how many sparkys are not registered or have no PL yet are happy to try and BS their way thru an interview. http://www.ewr.govt.nz/pls/web/DBSSITEN.Main
Other side of the coin Craig, I've tried to access my own info on that site and have drawn a blank. Considering that I have 3 Practicing Licences, it doesn't even recognise me. Now is that value for money?. The RSM (Radio Spectrum Management) that administrates us radio hams uses the same SMART technology for it's database. Typical government site, all show and no Punch.
Mine does, which is Siemens Energy Services, previously the powerboards like United Networks used to pay the 90 or 100 Pacific Peso's. It's part of the OHS regime that all operational staff has appropiate warrants to carry out electrical work. On top of that we have other warrants to access Vectors substations and work on their overhead and underground equipment. Then we have also Transpower warrants to work in their substations. Only thing we have to pay ourself is your drivers license which is basically a tax.
The product of rotation, excitation and flux produces electricty.
Maybe its because i work for a tight wad, he cringes every time i mention to him he should be paying for my PL, he reckons i am overpaid as a sparky (absolutely not true).
I can only imagine the grimace if he had 3 to pay for HAHAHAHAHAHA.
My argument is he always wants me to sign COC's when he's no around. - I do if i have done the work and not any of his Appys.
Alan i am always a "truly happy appy" any day above the ground is a great day.
The "pacific peso" cames from my younger brother who lives in London and splashes his cash around whenever he comes home for a visit, grates as you can imagine. :0 BTW i had no idea our dollar was down so low against the "Matabele Gumbo Bead"
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OK Craig, I've got 3 Practicing Licences because I was an Electrician and a Line Mechanic before I found ECN. I have since sat and passed my Inspectors Licence. No big deal, with going back to Electricity Ashburton, I will have my Practicing licences paid for. I just want to get out on the tools and not be cooped up in a noisy factory. Ever had your lunch in a nice quiet part of the district?. I've missed that, I hope to get that back again.