Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

23 Electrically unsafe appliances

(1)

An appliance is deemed to be electrically unsafe if—

(a)

the voltage at which it operates safely is not appropriately and adequately marked on the appliance; or

(b)

it is not constructed so as to be safe under both normal and abnormal conditions; or

(c)

the accessible unearthed conductive parts of the appliance are separated from live parts by no more than basic insulation; or

(d)

the appliance is fitted with, or is an integral plug device that includes, a flat 2-pin or 3-pin plug with the dimensions specified in AS/NZS 3112 and is not designed to operate safely at standard low voltage; or

(e)

the appliance is a single phase domestic or similar appliance (other than an appliance intended for permanent connection to an installation) fitted with a plug that does not comply with whichever official standard listed in Schedule 4 applies to the appliance; or

(f)

the appliance is a single-phase integral plug device (other than an appliance intended for permanent connection to an installation) that has a plug that does not comply with whichever official standard listed in Schedule 4 applies to the device; or

(g)

the appliance is fitted with, or is an integral plug device that includes, a plug of a rating that is less than—

(i)

the rating specified on the appliance; or

(ii)

if no rating is specified on the appliance, the rating specified in whichever official standard listed in Schedule 4 applies to the appliance.

(2)

Fittings and appliances that are designed and used for patient treatment are not electrically unsafe merely because that treatment may cause injury to the patient.

(3)

Fittings and appliances that are designed and used for animal stunning, meat conditioning, or fishing are not electrically unsafe merely because they may injure animals or fish, as the case may be.

(4)

Subclause (1)(f) does not apply to a free-standing electric range that complies with whichever official standard listed in Schedule 4 applies to the appliance.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 76A

Regulation 23(1)(d): replaced, on 1 February 2014, by clause 5(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 23(1)(e): replaced, on 1 February 2014, by clause 5(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 23(1)(f): inserted, on 1 February 2014, by clause 5(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 23(1)(g): inserted, on 1 February 2014, by clause 5(1) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Regulation 23(4): inserted, on 1 February 2014, by clause 5(2) of Schedule 1 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).