Worksafe have posted an addendum to their 2nd edition electric vehicle charging guidelines. You can find it here on Worksafe’s website.
For businesses, Worksafe now expects the employee’s garage to be considered a workplace for the purposes of charging an electric vehicle. Employers must therefore consider the health and safety implications of employees charging at home. Employees are now expected to notify the employer of any electrical hazards or shocks from anywhere in the home and cease charging the electric vehicle until the cause is investigated. This means charging a company electric vehicle at the employee’s home effectively turns the home into an extension of the workplace. The employer must confirm that supplied EVSEs are compliant, as JuicePoint is aware that some EVSEs and Mode 2 IC-CPDs do not comply with New Zealand standards.
The guidelines strongly discourage allowing a staff member with an employer owned vehicle to charge the vehicle at home using Mode 2 charging with an in-cable control and protection device (IC-CPD) as pictured. JuicePoint no longer sells IC-CPDs. We recommend the JuiceBox 40 for home charging. However with home ownership rates falling in New Zealand, this is likely to cause additional barriers to fleet EV adoption where employees are living in rented accommodation without access to a Mode 3 EVSE.
JuiceBoxes also have load management features as they can supply up to 32A, which is a recommended feature by WorkSafe.