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    Safety in welding and allied processes Electrical (Reconfirmed 2018)

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    Published date:  16-04-2007

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies safety requirements for arc welding and allied processes, to prevent electric shock and minimize associated hazards, describes practices and safeguards that should be adopted by welders (including requirements for cable connections for alternating and direct current power sources, and requirements for any ancillary equipment) and gives examples of ways that shocks have been received and actions that may be taken in the event of a welder receiving an electric shock.

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    This Standard sets out safety requirements for arc welding and allied processes, to reduce the possibility of electric shock and minimize associated hazards. It includes requirements for cable connections for alternating and direct current power sources, as well as requirements for hazard-reducing devices and other ancillary equipment. It also describes practices and safeguards that should be adopted by welders and provides examples of situations that present an increased risk of electric shock.For the purposes of this Standard the term ‘direct current’ (d.c.) is considered to be a direct current with a sinusoidal ripple content of not more than 10% r.m.s. Any d.c. power source with a sinusoidal ripple content of more than 10% shall be considered as an a.c. power source (eg. a single phase unfiltered full wave rectified d.c. power source has a nominal sinusoidal ripple content of 48%).This Standard does not cover electrical safety requirements when welding is carried out underwater.NOTES:1 Other aspects of welding safety are covered in other Standards.2 Typical electrical hazards are described in Appendix A.3 Some fatal electrical accidents are reported in Appendix B.

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    Committee EL-019
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 29/03/2018.This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2018 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 29/03/2018
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    First published in part as AS CC5-1947.Second edition 1954.Third edition 1965.MP 17 first published 1965.AS CC5-1965 and MP 17-1965 revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS 2745-1984.AS 2745-1984 revised and redesignated as AS 1674.2-1990.Second edition 2003.Third edition 2007.Reconfirmed 2018. Originated in part as AS CC5-1947 and MP 17-1965. AS CC5-1965 and MP 17-1965 revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS 2745-1984. AS 2745-1984 revised and redesignated as AS 1674.2-1990. Third edition 2007. Reissued incorporating Amendment No. 1 (February 2011).

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 Filters for eye protectors Filters for protection against radiation generated in welding and allied operations
    AS 60974.1-2006 Arc welding equipment Welding power sources (IEC 60974-1:2000, MOD)
    AS 60974.11-2005 Arc welding equipment - Electrode holders
    AS/NZS 60479.1:2002 Effects of current on human beings and livestock General aspects
    AS/NZS 2161.4:1999 Occupational protective gloves Protection against thermal risks (heat and fire) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space
    AS 60974.6-2006 Arc welding equipment Limited duty portable arc welding and allied process power sources (IEC 60974-6:2003, MOD)
    AS 60529-2004 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code) (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 1336:1997 Recommended practices for occupational eye protection
    AS/NZS 3100:2002 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1337.4:2004 Personal eye-protection - Filters and eye-protectors against laser radiation (laser eye-protectors)
    AS/NZS 1995:2003 Welding cables (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1337.5:2004 Personal eye-protection Eye-protectors for adjustment work on lasers and laser systems (laser adjustment eye-protectors)
    AS 2812-2005 Welding, brazing and cutting of metals - Glossary of terms (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 1337:1992 Eye protectors for industrial applications
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)

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    AS/NZS 3760:2003 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
    AS/NZS 1554.3:2002 Structural steel welding - Welding of reinforcing steel
    AS 1851-2012 Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment
    AS 2118.1:2017 Automatic fire sprinkler systems General systems
    AS 1940:2017 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2004 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
    AS 5062:2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment
    AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment - Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 4871.2:2010 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries Distribution, control and auxiliary equipment
    AS 3780-1994 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
    AS/NZS 2717.1:1996 Welding - Electrodes - Gas metal arc - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 1554.4:2004 Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels
    AS/NZS 1554.2:2003 Structural steel welding Stud welding (steel studs to steel)
    AS 1796-2001 Certification of welders and welding supervisors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1554.5:2011 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures subject to high levels of fatigue loading
    AS/NZS 1554.4:2010 Structural steel welding Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels
    AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 1554.6:2012 Structural steel welding Welding stainless steels for structural purposes
    AS/NZS 3195:2002 Approval and test specification - Portable machines for electric arc welding and allied processes
    AS/NZS 2885.2:2016 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Welding
    AS/NZS 4645.2:2018 Gas distribution networks Steel pipe systems
    AS/NZS 14341:2012 Welding consumables - Wire electrodes and weld deposits for gas shielded metal arc welding of non alloy and fine grain steels - Classification (ISO 14341:2010, MOD)
    AS 3961:2017 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
    AS 2714-2008 The storage and handling of organic peroxides (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 3780-2008 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
    AS/NZS 1554.6:1994 Structural steel welding - Welding stainless steels for structural purposes
    AS 1858.1-2003 Electrodes and fluxes for submerged-arc welding Carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS/NZS 21952:2012 Welding consumables - Wire electrodes, wires, rods and deposits for gas shielded arc welding of creep-resisting steels - Classification (ISO 21952:2012, MOD)
    AS 3873-2001 Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS 1167.1:2005 Welding and brazing - Filler metals Filler metal for brazing and braze welding
    AS/NZS 1554.5:2004 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures subject to high levels of fatigue loading
    AS/NZS 1553.2:1999 Covered electrodes for welding - Low and intermediate alloy steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and low and intermediate alloy steels
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1167.2:1999 Welding and brazing - Filler metals Filler metal for welding
    AS/NZS 1554.3:2008 Structural steel welding - Welding of reinforcing steel
    AS/NZS 5131:2016 Structural steelwork - Fabrication and erection
    AS/NZS 4081:2001 The storage and handling of liquid and liquefied polyfunctional isocyanates (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS 2203.1-1990 Cored electrodes for arc-welding - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 3007:2013 Electrical equipment in mines and quarries - Surface installations and associated processing plant
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2011 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
    AS/NZS 1665:2004 Welding of aluminium structures (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 2576:2005 Welding consumables for build-up and wear resistance
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