Wiring Rules 2017 Roadshow
The wiring rules are changing – statewide information sessions
The Australian Standard AS/NZS3000 (the wiring rules) is being updated and will be released later this year.
Come along to an information session in your area to find out what the changes will mean for you.
We are hosting 35 events across Queensland, with presentations by:
- The Electrical Safety Office
- Electrical Trades Union
- Master Electricians Australia
- National Electrical and Communication Association
- Construction Skills Queensland.
There is no charge for the events. Register today to reserve your spot.
Safety switches and mechanical protection of cabling
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Hi I'm Mark Pocock from the Electrical Safety Office. As you are aware the Wiring Rules are being updated, so I wanted to talk you through some of the key changes to safety switch requirements and mechanical protection of cabling, that will appear in the next edition due for release later this year.
We have been a strong advocate for the use of safety switches. The new edition supports this approach with increase in safety switch requirements, now a must on all final sub-circuits in domestic and residential installations.
The existing requirements for maximum three circuits per RCD, minimum two RCDs still remain for domestic and residential electrical installations.
For non-domestic and non-residential electrical installations 30 milliamp RCDs shall be installed on all lighting and socket outlet final sub-circuits less than or equal to 32 amps.
30 milliamp RCDs should be installed on all final sub circuits less than or equal to 32 amps supplying fixed wired electrical equipment.
30 milliamp RCDs shall be installed on all final sub-circuit supplying fixed wired electrical equipment that may represent an increased risk of electric shock. This could be environmental conditions such as wet areas and the type of electrical installation or processes being conducted there.
For home care medical installations the RCD requirements for medical equipment in-home care medical installations shall comply with AS 3003.
The Wiring Rules refers to AS 3003, so if you work on home care electrical installations then you will need to refer to this standard. It is noted that AS 3003 has been completely revised with a new edition published in 2017.
With an increase in a number of allied trades working in the vicinity of electrical cables it is most important that mechanical protection of cabling is provided.
More detailed requirements the mechanical protection for cables installed within a ceiling space wiring systems near building surfaces and wiring systems likely to be disturbed are included in the new addition.
For further information visit worksafe.qld.gov.au
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Upcoming Wiring Rules Roadshows
Wiring rules roadshow - Maroochydore - 26 July (Electricity, gas, water and waste services)
This event will highlight the major changes of the new edition of the Australian Standard AS/NZS3000, commonly known as the read more Wiring rules roadshow - Maroochydore - 26 July...
26 Jul 2017 6:00 pm to 26 Jul 2017 8:00 pm
- Last updated
- 18 July 2017