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AS/NZ Standards: Commercial and Industrial Establishments “Must-Know” Regarding Electrical Systems

Blog | March 5th, 2019

Typically, commercial and industrial establishments require intricate electrical systems, equipment and other elements to perform their business operations all throughout the year. If the wiring for all of these or the elements themselves are not up to AS/NZ standards in these establishments, all sorts of mishaps can happen, including total shutdown of their operations and even more serious, fires and electrocutions. For these reasons, you, as an owner of one of these establishments, must know the following details about these standards.

What Are AS/NZ Standards as They Pertain to Electrical Wiring and Other Elements?

AS/NZ standards cover a variety of aspects of electrical wiring or other elements to ensure that they are safe for all who interact with them each day. Part of the standards deal strictly with the installations while another part of the standards address the safety testing and inspection of electrical equipment. Also, there is a section that deals with how to safely work near or on low-voltage electrical equipment and installations. The three main standards that govern electrical installation and elements are as follows:

  • AS/NZS 3000:2018 is also known as the ‘Wiring Rules’ and covers electrical installations ranging from design to verifications of any electrical installations along with the selection of the proper equipment for such work. This standard’s goal is to protect property, livestock and people from electric shock, physical injury hazards and fire that may occur with improper installation of electrical wiring and elements.
  • AS/NZS 3760:2010 dictates procedures for the safety testing and inspection of the low-voltage polyphase and single-phase electrical equipment connected by either a device or flexible cord. Also, this standard covers the safety testing and inspection of residual current devices except those governed by AS/NZS 3003 and NZS 6115.
  • AS/NZS 4836:2011 mandates procedures and principles for safe organisation, work and performance near or on low-voltage electrical equipment and installations. It especially covers the managing of hazards associated with electric shock, electrocution, arc blast and arc flash.

Always Hire Professionals to Perform Electrical Installations and Repairs

While you can purchase the books and information or consult with local authorities to learn all of the AS/NZ standards that commercial and industrial establishments must know for safe electrical operation in their facilities, it is easier to rely on a professional electrical company for all your electrical needs. Our company, Electrotel, is such a company, and we understand all of the AS/NZ standards to ensure that your building is as safe as possible with its electrical wiring and other elements. Crews from our company always work in the safest possible manner and use the best techniques, materials and equipment for each project.

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