Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Schedule 2 Electrical codes of practice and official standards cited in these regulations

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Schedule 2: replaced, on 31 December 2013, by regulation 33 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).

Electrical codes of practice referred to in regulations

Abbreviation used in regulationsFull title
ECP 34New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances (NZECP 34:2001) approved on 21 December 2001
ECP 35New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Power Systems Earthing (NZECP 35:1993) approved on 18 March 1993
ECP 36New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Harmonic Levels (NZECP 36:1993) approved on 18 March 1993
ECP 46New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for High Voltage Live Line Work (NZECP 46.2003) approved on 19 March 2003
ECP 50New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Repair and Maintenance of Domestic Electrical Appliances by the Owner of the Appliance (NZECP 50:2004) approved on 27 July 2004
ECP 51New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Homeowner/Occupier’s Electrical Wiring Work in Domestic Installations (NZECP 51:2004) approved on 27 July 2004
ECP 60New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Inspection, Testing and Certification of Low Voltage A.C. Railway Signalling Control Circuits (NZECP 60:1997) approved on 11 March 1998

Official standards referred to in regulations

Abbreviation used in regulationsFull title
AS 2290.1AS 2290.1:1990: Electrical equipment for coal mines—Maintenance of electrical equipment for hazardous areas
AS 2290.3AS 2290.3:1990: Electrical equipment for coal mines—Maintenance and overhaul—Maintenance of gas detecting and monitoring equipment
AS 4777.1AS 4777.1:2005: Grid connection of energy systems via inverters—Part 1: Installation requirements
AS/NZS 1299AS/NZS 1299:2009: Electrical equipment for mines and quarries—Explosion-protected three-phase restrained plugs and receptacles for working voltages up to and including 3.3 kV
AS/NZS 1677.2AS/NZS 1677.2:1998: Refrigerating systems—Part 2: Safety requirements for fixed applications: including Amendments 1 and 2
AS/NZS 1747AS/NZS 1747:2003: Reeling, trailing and feeder cables used for mining—Repair, testing and fitting of accessories
AS/NZS 1802AS/NZS 1802:2003: Electric cables—Reeling and trailing—For underground coal mining purposes
AS/NZS 1826AS/NZS 1826:2008: Electrical equipment for explosive gas atmospheres—Special protection—Type of protection ‘s’
AS/NZS 1972AS/NZS 1972:2006: Electric cables—Underground coal mining purposes—Other than reeling and trailing
AS/NZS 2500AS/NZS 2500:2004: Guide to the safe use of electricity in patient care
AS/NZS 3000AS/NZS 3000:2007: Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules): including Amendments 1 and 2, subject to the following modifications:
1. In 4.5.2.3.2, change “warning sign shall be installed” to “warning sign shall be installed or fitted in domestic installations but may be omitted from all other installations”.
2. In 4.18.1(b) and (c), change “all live (active and neutral) conductors” to “all active conductors”.
3. Add a new paragraph to 4.18.2: “In New Zealand, only electrical equipment that is directly associated with the gas supply may be installed in the hazardous areas of a domestic installation, shown in figure 4.10.”
4. Replace 4.18.3 with “In New Zealand, only electrical equipment (including metering equipment) that is directly associated with the gas supply may be installed in the exclusion zones of a domestic installation in figure 4.11.”
AS/NZS 3001AS/NZS 3001:2008: Electrical installations—Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3002AS/NZS 3002:2008: Electrical installations—Shows and carnivals, subject to the variation that references to AS/NZS 3439.4 must be read as references to AS/NZS 3439.4:2009
AS/NZS 3003AS/NZS 3003:2011: Electrical installations—Patient areas
AS/NZS 3004.1AS/NZS 3004.1:2008: Electrical installations—Marinas and recreational boats—Part 1: Marinas
AS/NZS 3004.2AS/NZS 3004.2:2008: Electrical installations—Marinas and recreational boats—Part 2: Recreational boats installations
AS/NZS 3007AS/NZS 3007:2013: Electrical equipment in mines and quarries—Surface installations and associated processing plant
AS/NZS 3009AS/NZS 3009:1998: Electric installations—Emergency power supplies in hospitals
AS/NZS 3010AS/NZS 3010:2005: Electrical installations—Generating sets
AS/NZS 3012AS/NZS 3012:2010: Electrical installations—Construction and demolition sites
AS/NZS 3014AS/NZS 3014:2003: Electrical installations—Electric fences: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3016AS/NZS 3016:2002: Electrical installations—Electric security fences: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3019AS/NZS 3019:2007: Electrical installations—Periodic verification
AS/NZS 3112AS/NZS 3112:2011: Approval and test specification—Plugs and socket-outlets: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3190AS/NZS 3190:2011: Approval and test specification—Residual current devices (current-operated earth-leakage devices)
AS/NZS 3439AS/NZS 3439.4.2009: Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies—Part 4: Particular requirements for assemblies for construction sites (ACS)
AS/NZS 3551AS/NZS 3551:2012: Management programs for medical devices
AS/NZS 3760AS/NZS 3760:2010: In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment: including Amendments 1 and 2
AS/NZS 3800AS/NZS 3800:2005: Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Repair and overhaul
AS/NZS 3820AS/NZS 3820:2009: Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3832AS/NZS 3832:1998: Electrical installations—Cold-cathode illumination systems
AS/NZS 4249AS/NZS 4249:1994: Electrical safety practices—Film, video and television sites
AS/NZS 4509.1AS/NZS 4509.1:2009: Stand-alone power systems—Part 1: Safety and installation
AS/NZS 4701AS/NZS 4701:2000: Requirements for domestic electrical appliances and equipment for reconditioning or parts recycling
AS/NZS 4761.1AS/NZS 4761.1:2008: Competencies for working with electrical equipment for hazardous areas (EEHA)—Competency Standards
AS/NZS 4836AS/NZS 4836:2011: Safe working on or near low-voltage electrical installations and equipment
AS/NZS 5033AS/NZS 5033:2012: Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays: including Amendments 1 and 2, subject to the following modification:
In clause 4.4.1.5(c), after “metallic”, insert “high density PVC”.
AS/NZS 5761AS/NZS 5761:2011: In-service safety inspection and testing—Second-hand electrical equipment prior to sale
AS/NZS 5762AS/NZS 5762:2011: In-service safety inspection and testing—Repaired electrical equipment
AS/NZS 7000AS/NZS 7000:2010: Overhead line design—Detailed procedures
AS/NZS 60079.0AS/NZS 60079.0:2012: Explosive atmospheres—Part 0: Equipment—General requirements
AS/NZS 60079.11AS/NZS 60079.11:2011: Explosive atmospheres—Part 11: Equipment protection by intrinsic safety ‘i’
AS/NZS 60079.14AS/NZS 60079.14:2009: Explosive atmospheres—Part 14: Electrical installations design, selection and erection: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 60079.17AS/NZS 60079.17:2009: Explosive atmospheres—Part 17: Electrical installations inspection and maintenance: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 60079.18AS/NZS 60079.18:2011: Explosive atmospheres—Part 18: Equipment protection by encapsulation ‘m’
AS/NZS 60079.29.2AS/NZS 60079.29.2:2008: Explosive atmospheres—Gas detectors—Selection, installation, use, and maintenance of detectors for flammable gases and oxygen
AS/NZS 60079.35.1AS/NZS 60079.35.1:2011: Explosive atmospheres—Caplights for use in mines susceptible to firedamp—General requirements—Construction and testing in relation to the risk of explosion
AS/NZS 60950.1AS/NZS 60950.1:2011: Information technology equipment—Safety—General requirements: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 61000.3.2AS/NZS 61000.3.2:2007: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Limits—Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase): including Amendments 1 and 2
AS/NZS 62013.1AS/NZS 62013.1:2001: Caplights for use in mines susceptible to firedamp—General requirements—Construction and testing in relation to the risk of explosion
BS EN 50119BS EN 50119:2009: Railway applications—Fixed installations—Electric traction overhead contact lines
BS EN 50122-1BS EN 50122-1:2011: Railway applications—Fixed installations—Electrical safety, earthing and the return circuit. Part 1: Protective provisions against electric shock: including Amendment 1
BS 6164BS 6164:2011: Code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry
IEC 60050IEC 60050-826 Ed 2: International electrotechnical vocabulary—Part 826: Electrical installations
IEC 60079-0IEC 60079-0 Ed 6.0 Explosive atmospheres—Equipment—General requirements
IEC 60079-33IEC 60079-33 Ed 1.0 Explosive atmospheres—Equipment protection by special protection ‘s’
IEC 60079-35-1IEC 60079-35-1 Ed 1.0 Explosive atmospheres—Caplights for use in mines susceptible to firedamp—General requirements—Construction and testing in relation to the risk of explosion
IEC 60913IEC 60913 Ed 2.0 Railway applications—Fixed installations—Electric traction overhead contact lines
IEC 61000-3-2IEC 61000-3-2 Ed 3.2 b:2009: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-2: Limits—Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current &1e; A per phase): as amended by the deviation in AS/NZS 61000.3.2:2007: including Amendments 1 and 2
IEC 61000-3-3IEC 61000-3-3 Ed 2.0:2008: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-3: Limits—Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current ≤16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection
IEC 61000-3-4IEC 61000-3-4 Ed 1.0:1998: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-4: Limits—Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 16 A
IEC 61000-3-11IEC 61000-3-11 Ed 1.0:2000: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-11: Limits—Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems—Equipment with rated current ≤75 A and subject to conditional connection
IEC 61000-3-12IEC 61000-3-12 Ed 2.0:2011: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-12: Limits—Limits for harmonic currents produced by equipment connected to public low-voltage systems with input current >16 A and ≤75 A per phase
IEC 62128-1IEC 62128-1 Ed 2.0 Railway applications—Fixed installations—Electrical safety, earthing and the return circuit—Part 1: Protective provisions against electric shock
IEC/TS 61000-3-5IEC/TS 61000-3-5 Ed 2.0:2009: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-5: Limits—Limitation of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A
IEC/TS 60479-1IEC/TS 60479-1 Ed 4.0:2005: Effects of current on human beings and livestock—Part 1: General aspects
IEEE 1222IEEE 1222-2011: IEEE standard for testing and performance for all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) fiber optic cable for use on electric utility power lines
ISO/IEC 17050-1ISO/IEC 17050-1 Ed 1.0:2004: Conformity assessment—Supplier’s declaration of conformity—Part 1: General requirements
NZS 6115NZS 6115:2006: Electrical installations—Mobile medical facilities: including Amendments 1 and 2
NZS 6116NZS 6116:2006: Safe application of electricity in the meat processing industry
NZS 7901NZS 7901:2008: Electricity and gas industries—Safety management systems for public safety

Schedule 2: amended, on 1 August 2014, by regulation 4 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/253).