Rules commenced 1 June 2008
The latest edition of the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Wiring Rules (AS/NZS 3000:2007) commenced in NSW on 1 June 2008. Produced by the joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL-001, the revised edition expands on the issues relating to electrical installations and improving safeguards.
Key changes to the Wiring Rules Standard include:
the extended application of Residual Current Devices (RCDs) and testing for correct operation
protection against arcing faults
requirements for selectivity (discrimination) between circuits
strengthening of requirements for the prevention of the spread of fire
enhanced requirements for recessed luminaries
requirements for sanitisation areas in the food processing industry.
The 2007 edition of the Wiring Rules is available from SAI Global at www.saiglobal.com/shop