The presentation of this edition differs from previous editions of AS/NZS 3000 in that the Standard comprises two parts but with both parts bound as one document.
Part 1 provides uniform essential elements that constitute the minimum regulatory requirements for a safe electrical installation. It also provides an alternative regulatory vehicle for Australian and New Zealand regulators seeking to move from the present prescription of AS/NZS 3000 in electrical installation safety and licensing legislation.
Part 2 provides installation practices that achieve certainty of compliance with the essential safety requirements of Part 1. It is primarily a revision of the 2000 edition to provide work methods and installation practices that are 'deemed to comply' with the associated performance outcomes/safety conditions.
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This Standard sets out requirements for the design, construction and verification of electrical installations, including the selection and installation of electrical equipment forming part of such electrical installations.
These requirements are intended to protect persons, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire and physical injury hazards that may arise from an electrical installation that is used with reasonable care and with due regard to the intended purpose of the electrical installation.
In addition, guidance is provided so that the electrical installation will function correctly for the purpose intended.
This Standard may be applied through legislative requirements, made in each State and Territory of Australia and in New Zealand, concerned with the safety of electrical installations. The Standard may also be applied in conjunction with any additional requirements, exemptions or restrictions in such legislation.
The principal application of this Standard is to electrical installations in all types of premises and land used by electricity consumers. However, the Standard may also be referenced or applied through legislative or other requirements relating to the effect of electrical installations in matters such as the following:
Safety of workplaces.
For example, Occupational Health & Safety legislation and associated codes.
Safe design and construction of buildings.
For example, National Building Codes [such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA), New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)] and the associated referenced Standards.
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems.
Safe connection to electricity distribution systems.
For example, service rules and conditions provided by local electricity distributors.
Qualifications of electricity workers.
Part 1 (Section 1) of this Standard provides a mechanism for acceptance of design and installation practices that may not be addressed by those given in Part 2 (Sections 2 to 8) of this Standard. This mechanism is only intended to apply where departures from the methods in Part 2 are significant.
A degree of flexibility exists within Part 2.
First published as part of AS CC1-1931.Revised 1934.Revised and redesignated in part as AS CC1.1-1940.Revised 1950.Revised 1961.Revised 1969.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 3000.1-1976.Revised and redesignated AS 3000-1981.Revised 1986.Revised 1991.Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 3000:2000.
Fifth edition 2007.