New Wiring Rules become mandatory from 1 January 2019
The National Electrical and Contractors Association (NECA) is reminding electrical contractors that AS/NZS 3000:2018 becomes mandatory from 1 January 2019.
The updated Wiring Rules specify the electrical installation safety requirements for all premises in Australia and New Zealand. The new edition is a revision of the 2007 edition, with 200 new changes including new technology, equipment and improved installation techniques, said NECA in a statement.
- new mandatory RCD requirements
- new electric vehicle socket outlet requirements
- improved installation requirements for cables that pass through bulk thermal insulation
- new clauses on arc fault detection devices
- enhanced switchboard installation requirements
- revised requirements for lighting and also for cooking appliance switching
- improved safeguards bringing industry requirements in line with best practice.
To ensure that the industry is up to speed, NECA is holding AS/NZS 3000:2018 training sessions.
Presented by NECA's two top experts in the electrical industry, Owen Leslie and Leon Dickson, the sessions will feature a range of topics relevant to the new AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules book. Handouts of the updates to the standard will be given at the training session.
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