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4. General requirements for electrical work

Energised work

Question 1/13

Under normal circumstances you should never perform energised electrical work.

(Refer to Section 14 Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (the Regulation))

Question 2/13

Which Australian Standard will assist your worker’s safety when the employee is required to work on or around low voltage electrical installations?

(Refer to Section 6.1 of the Managing electrical risks in the workplace Code of Practice)

Switches and disconnection points

Question 3/13

At what time should you make available the safety tag and lockout devices for your workers who are about to do some electrical work?

(Refer to Section 19 of the Regulation)

Question 4/13

Your employee has isolated an item of electrical equipment by opening a circuit breaker (it is not under their sole effective control). Before you or your employee carries out the electrical work, what must you do?

(Refer to Section 17 (2) of the Regulation)

Question 5/13

After a circuit has been isolated, what precautions are you required to take before you perform electrical work?

(Refer to Section 17 (2) of the Regulation)

Safety switches

Question 6/13

Before you begin installation work on a domestic residence, you determine that the electrical installation does not have an approved safety switch installed for the general purpose socket outlets. Are you allowed to undertake electrical work on that residence under Section 86 of the Regulation?

(Refer to Section 86 of the Regulation Performing electrical installation work for domestic residences)

Electrical equipment and installations

Question 7/13

After installing electrical equipment, what are your duties under Section 36 of the Electrical Safety Act 2002?

(Refer to Section 36 (2) of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the Act) Duty of installer of electrical equipment or electrical installation)

Accredited Auditors

Question 8/13

After performing electrical work on an electrical installation that is located in a hazardous area, what do you need to do prior to connecting it to electricity?

(Refer to Section 221 (1) of the Regulation High voltage or hazardous area electrical installation not to be connected to electricity source without inspection)

Rescue and resuscitation

Question 9/13

Under the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 an employee who performs or helps in performing electrical work is required to be…

(Refer to Section 28 (1) of the Regulation Rescue and resuscitation training)

Recessed luminaires and insulation material 

Question 10/13

Down-lights and their associated ancillary gear have special installation requirements so they do not create a risk of fire. Can you identify which standard is most applicable?

Question 11/13

The Wiring Rules have special precautions about installing recessed down lights in a ceiling space. In the absence of manufacturer’s instructions, what is the minimum clearance distance required between a halogen lamp based down-light and thermal insulation?

(Refer to clause 4.5.2 of the Wiring Rules AS/NZS 3000:2007)

Equipotential pool bonding for swimming and spa pools

Equipotential bonding is intended to minimize the risks associated with the occurrence of voltage differences between exposed conductive parts of electrical equipment and extraneous conductive parts.

Question 12/13

A person who is running a business and installing an equipotential bonding conductor for pool bonding would require the following licence type.

(Refer to Section 18 (1) of the Act Meaning of electrical work and clause Swimming and spa pools of theAS/NZS 3000:2007 'Electrical installations')

Question 13/13

Under the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2007) swimming and spa pools require particular items in the pool zone to be equipotentially bonded. Can you identify which one of the following is required to be bonded?

(Refer to clause Swimming and spa pools of the AS/NZS 3000:2007 'Electrical installations')