Wiring rules standard now open for public comment

elecThe important AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations (also known as Wiring Rules) protects persons, livestock and property from electric shock, fire and physical injury hazards.Ā  The standard is being revised and is open for Public Comment until 20 June 2016.

This standard is mandatory through the electrical safety regulations of every state in Australia and essential for electricians, electrical contractors, design consultants, inspectors, regulators, industry training bodies, as well as manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers of electrical equipment and accessories as well as other tradespeople ā€“ including gasfitters who have ā€œDā€ licence.

Standards Australia encourages feedback on the standard, a key opportunity for everyone to be involved: See AS NZS 3000 document here and make comment here

AS/NZS 3000 sets out requirements for the design, construction and verification of electrical installations, including the selection and installation of electrical equipment forming part of such electrical installations. These requirements are intended to protect persons, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire and physical injury hazards that may arise from an electrical installation that is used with reasonable care and with due regard to the intended purpose of the electrical installation.

CFA representative Darren Margerison is on the Standards Australia Technical Committee EL-001 Wiring rules which has been revising the 2007 edition of the standard including subsequent amendments. CFA provides volunteer representatives on Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project. If you are interested in finding out more about the Project and/or becoming a volunteer CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinator at standards@consumeraction.org.au