eSafe Qld publishes new wiring guidelines
Queensland's Electrical Safety Office has published new guidance covering electrical installations for construction and demolition sites.
The latest version of ‘AS/NZS3012:2019 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites’ contains several changes from the previous iteration published in 2010.
These include updates to reflect changes in related guidance, a requirement to include the name of the person and company if applicable conducting inspections for compliant equipment, as well as the test and retest date.
It also introduces new requirements to prevent unauthorised disconnection of emergency lighting with detachable connections, as well as additional figures and references to other standards covering the connection of generators.
The new requirements will take effect following a six-month transition period which ends on 4 May 2020. This will give electrical contractors and workers time to gain an understanding of the new requirements.
The 2010 edition of the standards will apply in circumstances involving construction wiring installed prior to but remaining in use beyond the publication date of the new standard, as well as construction wiring included in work contracted for prior to the publication date of the new standard.
But the office is still recommending that electrical contractors and workers comply with the 2019 edition wherever possible during the transition period.
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