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TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

  • The issuing of MPNZ records or the electronic location of MainPower cables/infrastructure should not be considered by the customer to be an authorisation to proceed with physical works around these cables/infrastructure.
  • The MPNZ Control Centre (03 311 8312) should be given at least one weeks notice of any planned excavations near MPNZ cables/infrastructure.
  • The customer’s request for MPNZ records or the electronic location of MPNZ cables/infrastructure will not be regarded by MPNZ as the customer’s notice to excavate around MPNZ cables/infrastructure. Refer to term 2 for notice of planned excavations.
  • The customer should take note that works in the vicinity of cables and other power infrastructure is extremely hazardous and should only be carried out by competent persons. The customer should have procedures in place that mitigate the risk of contact with live conductors. If in any doubt contact the MPNZ Control Centre (03 311 8312).
  • MPNZ does not guarantee the accuracy of its records nor does it guarantee the accuracy of its electronic location. Cables/infrastructure may be present in the vicinity of the works which are unmarked on plans or have not been electronically located.
  • MPNZ cables/infrastructure shall be physically located by hand digging using the records and electronic location as a guide.
  • MPNZ shall not be liable for damage or disturbance to MPNZ cables/infrastructure or other services not owned by MPNZ as a result of customer excavation.
  • MPNZ shall not be liable for any claims or demands in respect of any loss, damages or liability arising out of the use of information provided by MPNZ to the customer, or any other person authorised, whether expressed or implied by it.
  • The customer will indemnify MPNZ against all claims and demands from third parties for any loss, damages or liability in respect of or arising out of the use of information provided by MPNZ to the customer.
  • The above provisions also apply for the benefit of all employees, officers, agents and contractors of MPNZ.