Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011/370

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of October 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 169, 169A, and 169B of the Electricity Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Principal regulations amended
4Interpretation
5Meanings of electrically safe and electrically unsafe
6New regulation 8 substituted
8IEC shock current standards
7New regulation 17 substituted
17Maintaining safe distances
8Electrically unsafe works and installations
9Regulation 21 revoked
10Electrically unsafe appliances
11Electrically unsafe RCDs
12Specific installations, fittings, and appliances deemed to be electrically safe
13New regulation 26 substituted
26When fittings and appliances in use deemed to be electrically safe
14Frequency of electricity supplied
15Requirements relating to quality of supply
16Requirements relating to construction of, or work in vicinity of, telecommunications equipment
17New regulation 33A inserted
33ALimits of operation of SWER systems in relation to telecommunications
18New regulation 37A inserted
37ATrolley bus supply systems must be treated as works
19Safety checks of works
20Isolation fittings for works
21Cancellation of audit certificate
22Offences by accredited auditors
23Low voltage and extra-low voltage installations to comply with AS/NZS 3000
24New regulation 58 substituted
58Declarations of conformity for low voltage installations
25Signs when carrying out work on installations
26Certification following prescribed electrical work
27Certificate of compliance
28Inspection of prescribed electrical work
29Verifying safety before connecting installations
30New regulation 74 substituted
74Reconnecting or restoring supply to certain low voltage installations
31Periodic assessments of certain installations
32Issue of warrants of electrical fitness for connectable installations
33Evidence of compliance with standards
34Supplier declaration of conformity required before sale of declared medium risk articles
35Declared high risk articles not to be sold unless approved
36Use of hand-held appliances in damp, etc, conditions
37Testing appliances after certain work done on them
38Approved persons
39New regulation 104 substituted
104Work on isolated high voltage fittings
40Work stringing additional conductors between poles or other supports
41New regulation 106 substituted
106Notices when working on works and installations
42Secretary’s power to exempt from requirements
43New regulation 113 substituted
113Existing and in-process works, installations, fittings, and appliances
44New heading and regulation 118A inserted
118ATransitional provision relating to Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011
45Schedule 1 amended
46New Schedule 2 substituted
47New Schedule 4 substituted
Explanatory note
Administrative Information

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 10 November 2011.

3 Principal regulations amended

These regulations amend the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010.

4 Interpretation

(1)

The definition of accredited auditor in regulation 4(1) is revoked and the following definition substituted:

accredited auditor means any of the following bodies:

(a)

a body accredited by either of the following to assess an organisation’s compliance with these regulations and safety management systems generally:

(i)

the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand:

(ii)

a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum multilateral recognition arrangement for management systems:

(b)

a body approved, by or under an international agreement between New Zealand and another country that does not have a national accreditation body that is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum multilateral recognition arrangement for management systems, to assess an organisation’s compliance with these regulations and safety management systems generally

(2)

The definition of declaration of conformity in regulation 4(1) is amended by revoking paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

(b)

a declaration of conformity relating to a revenue meter (see regulation 58(3)); or

(3)

The definition of main earthing system in regulation 4(1) is amended by revoking paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

(b)

incorporates an earth electrode, an earthing conductor that is connected at that earth electrode, and a removable link within a MEN switchboard

(4)

Regulation 4(1) is amended by revoking the definition of mains work and substituting the following definition:

mains work

(a)

means any of the following:

(i)

work on mains (including connecting the conductors of mains at a MEN switchboard):

(ii)

work on main earthing systems (including connecting the conductors of main earthing systems at a MEN switchboard):

(iii)

work on the connection between earth and neutral made by the removable link within the MEN switchboard closest to the point of supply; but

(b)

does not include—

(i)

work on fittings that are used or intended for use by any person in, or in connection with, the generation of electricity for that person’s use and not for supply to any other person; or

(ii)

work that is limited to removing or replacing the removable link within a MEN switchboard for the purposes of testing

(5)

The definition of supplier declaration of conformity in regulation 4(1) is amended by inserting “or extra-low voltage” after “low voltage”.

(6)

Regulation 4(1) is amended by inserting the following definition in its appropriate alphabetic order:

SWER system means a single wire earth return system

5 Meanings of electrically safe and electrically unsafe

(1)

The definition of electrically safe in regulation 5 is amended by inserting “, directly or indirectly,” after “arising”.

(2)

The definition of electrically unsafe in regulation 5 is amended by inserting “, directly or indirectly,” after “arising”.

6 New regulation 8 substituted

Regulation 8 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

8 IEC shock current standards

(1)

Works not covered by audited safety management systems are deemed to be electrically unsafe if the magnitude and duration of electric shock currents resulting from the step, touch, and transferred voltages created by an earth fault exceed curve c2 of Fig 20 of IEC/TS 60479-1.

(2)

A low voltage installation is deemed to be electrically unsafe if the magnitude and duration of electric shock currents resulting from direct or indirect contact with the live parts of the installation exceed—

(a)

curve b of Fig 20 of IEC/TS 60479-1; or

(b)

curve b of Fig 22 of IEC/TS 60479-1.

(3)

A high voltage installation that is not provided with protection from supplying works is deemed to be electrically unsafe if the magnitude and duration of electric shock currents resulting from step, touch, and transferred voltages created by an earth fault exceed curve c1 of Fig 20 of IEC/TS 60479-1.

(4)

A high voltage installation that is provided with protection from supplying works is deemed to be electrically unsafe if the magnitude and duration of electric shock currents resulting from step, touch, and transferred voltages created by an earth fault exceed curve c2 of Fig 20 of IEC/TS 60479-1.

7 New regulation 17 substituted

Regulation 17 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

17 Maintaining safe distances

(1)

A person who carries out any construction, building, excavation, or other work on or near an electric line must maintain safe distances—

(a)

in accordance with ECP 34; or

(b)

in relation to work on or near overhead rail electrification lines, in accordance with either—

(i)

ECP 34; or

(ii)

IEC 62128-1 and sections 5 and 9 of ECP 34.

(2)

However,—

(a)

the minimum distances required by table 7 and clause 6.4 of ECP 34, to the extent that they apply to a telecommunication line near electricity conductors, do not apply if—

(i)

the telecommunication line is an all-dielectric self-supporting fibre optic cable (a fibre optic cable); and

(ii)

the fibre optic cable is designed, manufactured, and tested to IEEE 1222; and

(iii)

the fibre optic cable and the electricity conductors have shared supports or shared spans; and

(iv)

in the case of a fibre optic cable erected on poles or other supports, the design and installation of the fibre optic cable is in accordance with AS/NZS 7000; and

(b)

a person who carries out work upgrading or altering an electric line that was in existence immediately before 1 April 2010 must comply with ECP 34 only in relation to those parts of the line that are being upgraded or altered.

(3)

Each of the following persons commits a grade A offence if safe distances are not maintained as required by subclause (1):

(a)

a person who carries out the work described in subclause (1):

(b)

a person who controls the work described in subclause (1):

(c)

a person who owns or controls any line, works, fittings, building, structures, equipment, or machinery that is the subject of, or involved in, the work described in subclause (1).

(4)

A person commits a grade A offence if the person places thermal insulating material on or around fittings in an installation in such a way that the safety of the installation is compromised.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 93

8 Electrically unsafe works and installations

Regulation 20(1)(b) is amended by omitting “disconnection” and substituting “interruption”.

9 Regulation 21 revoked

Regulation 21 is revoked.

10 Electrically unsafe appliances

Regulation 23(1) is amended by adding “; or” and also by adding the following paragraph:

(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.

11 Electrically unsafe RCDs

(1)

Regulation 24(3)(a) is amended by omitting “disconnect” and substituting “interrupt the current in”.

(2)

Regulation 24(3)(b) is amended by omitting “disconnects” and substituting “interrupts the current in”.

(3)

Regulation 24 is amended by revoking subclause (4) and substituting the following subclause:

(4)

An RCD installed as part of an installation for the protection of property is deemed to be electrically unsafe if—

(a)

it has a maximum operating time of—

(i)

more than 0.5 seconds at its rated residual current; or

(ii)

more than 0.15 seconds at 5 times its rated residual current; or

(b)

it has a rated residual current exceeding 300 milliamperes.

(4)

Regulation 24(5)(b)(i) is amended by omitting “disconnect” and substituting “interrupt the current in”.

(5)

Regulation 24(5)(b)(ii) is amended by omitting “disconnects” and substituting “interrupts the current in”.

(6)

Regulation 24(6) is amended by inserting “from the risk of electric shock from direct contact” after “children”.

(7)

Regulation 24(6)(b)(i) is amended by omitting “disconnect” and substituting “interrupt the current in”.

(8)

Regulation 24(6)(b)(ii) is amended by omitting “disconnects” and substituting “interrupts the current in”.

12 Specific installations, fittings, and appliances deemed to be electrically safe

Regulation 25(a) is amended by omitting “NZS 3003.1,”.

13 New regulation 26 substituted

Regulation 26 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

26 When fittings and appliances in use deemed to be electrically safe

(1)

This regulation applies to a fitting or appliance, other than an electrical medical device, that is in use, or available for use,—

(a)

by an employee or contractor of the owner of the fitting or appliance; or

(b)

by a hirer or lessee under a hire or lease agreement with the owner of the fitting or appliance; or

(c)

by the occupier of premises that are rented or leased from the owner of the fitting or appliance.

(2)

A fitting or appliance described in subclause (1)(a) is deemed to be electrically safe if it has a current tag issued in accordance with AS/NZS 3760.

(3)

A fitting or appliance described in subclause (1)(b) or (c) is deemed to be electrically safe—

(a)

if it has a current tag issued in accordance with AS/NZS 3760; or

(b)

if, at the time it is first made available for use by the hirer, lessee, or occupier, it is supplied with electricity through a portable RCD, or through a circuit protected by an electrically safe RCD, that provides protection from electric shock.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 76

14 Frequency of electricity supplied

Regulation 29 is amended by revoking subclause (2) and substituting the following subclause:

(2)

The requirement in subclause (1) may be varied for supplies at other than standard low voltage if the supplier and the person receiving the supply agree.

15 Requirements relating to quality of supply

Regulation 31 is amended by revoking subclause (4) and substituting the following subclause:

(4)

A person commits a grade B offence if the person, knowingly or recklessly,—

(a)

uses a fitting or appliance that breaches, or results in the breach of, subclause (1); or

(b)

sells or offers to sell a fitting or appliance that breaches, or results in the breach of, subclause (1).

16 Requirements relating to construction of, or work in vicinity of, telecommunications equipment

Regulation 33 is amended by revoking subclause (5).

17 New regulation 33A inserted

The following regulation is inserted after regulation 33:

33A Limits of operation of SWER systems in relation to telecommunications

(1)

This regulation applies to an AC SWER system, other than an AC electrified railway traction system, that has high voltage operational voltage to earth.

(2)

During normal operation, the SWER system must not impress on a telecommunication line—

(a)

a transverse noise voltage, measured at the user’s end of the telecommunication line, greater than 0.5mV; or

(b)

an induced voltage greater than 35 Vr m s.

(3)

During any normal or fault-related operation, the SWER system must not cause earth potential rises coupled to the neutral conductor of a MEN system, or voltages impressed on a telecommunication line, that exceed the maximum voltages in the voltage limit tables of the ITU-T Directives Vol VI:2008.

(4)

In this regulation,—

ITU-T Directives Vol VI:2008 means the ITU-T Directives concerning the protection of telecommunication lines against harmful effects from electric power and electrified railway lines—Vol VI: Danger, damage and disturbance, published in 2008 by the International Telecommunication Union

ITU-T Recommendation K68 means the ITU-T Recommendation K68: Operator responsibilities in the management of electromagnetic interference by power systems on telecommunication systems, published in 2008 by the International Telecommunication Union

psophometric frequency weighted value means the calculated value of an induced voltage resulting from the application to the measured value of the voltage of a factor that recognises that the human ear responds to sounds within the speech frequency range in accordance with weighting factors defined by the psophometric weighting factor table in Appendix 1 of ITU-T Recommendation K68. The psophometrically weighted value of a voltage comprising fundamental and harmonic components is given by the following expression:

Wp=√(∑(Xf.Pf)2)
P800

where—

Xf

is the measured value of the voltage component at frequency f

Pf

is the psophometric weighting factor at frequency f

P800

is the psophometric weighting factor at frequency 800 Hz

transverse noise voltage means the psophometrically weighted value of the voltage in a telecommunication circuit, measured across a 600-ohm resistor terminating the line when the other end of the line is terminated on a standard telephone line termination, that results when a voltage is impressed on the telecommunication circuit by an electric line.

18 New regulation 37A inserted

The following regulation is inserted after regulation 37:

37A Trolley bus supply systems must be treated as works

(1)

A trolley bus supply system that complies, or is intended to comply, with this Part (which is about works) must be treated for all purposes as if it were works to which this Part applies.

(2)

Subclause (1) applies whether or not the trolley bus supply system is an installation to which Part 5 (which is about installations) would otherwise apply.

(3)

In this regulation, trolley bus supply system means a system for the supply of electricity to trolley buses that comprises—

(a)

a contact line system (as defined in BS EN 50119); and

(b)

fittings that have the sole purpose of supplying electricity to trolley buses.

19 Safety checks of works

(1)

Regulation 40(1) is amended by inserting “electrical” after “regularly checking the”.

(2)

Regulation 40(2) is amended by revoking paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

(b)

provide for periodic checking of the works—

(i)

at reasonable intervals; and

(ii)

by a person who is suitably qualified and has the necessary competencies and experience to carry out the check; and

20 Isolation fittings for works

Regulation 43(2) is amended by omitting “disconnect” and substituting “isolate”.

21 Cancellation of audit certificate

Regulation 54(1)(b) is amended by omitting “audit” and substituting “audited”.

22 Offences by accredited auditors

Regulation 56 is amended by omitting “he or she” and substituting “that auditor”.

23 Low voltage and extra-low voltage installations to comply with AS/NZS 3000

Regulation 57(3) is amended by omitting “the declaration of conformity” and substituting “each declaration of conformity”.

24 New regulation 58 substituted

Regulation 58 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

58 Declarations of conformity for low voltage installations

(1)

A declaration of conformity for a low voltage installation must—

(a)

identify the design; and

(b)

confirm, in the case of an installation under Part 1 of AS/NZS 3000, that the design complies with regulation 59; and

(c)

identify the supply system with which the installation is compatible; and

(d)

be signed by the designer of the installation (who may be the installer); and

(e)

comply with ISO/IEC 17050-1.

(2)

Despite subclause (1), a declaration of conformity for a revenue meter may be made under subclause (3), instead of subclause (1), if the installation of the revenue meter involves work that—

(a)

does not affect the integrity of the neutral; and

(b)

cannot result in a transposition involving the neutral.

(3)

A declaration of conformity for a revenue meter, if made under this subclause, must—

(a)

identify the method of installation to be used; and

(b)

confirm that the method complies with Part 1 of AS/NZS 3000; and

(c)

identify the supply system with which the installation is compatible; and

(d)

be signed by the designer of the method (who may be the installer); and

(e)

comply with ISO/IEC 17050-1; and

(f)

confirm that the work of installing the revenue meter—

(i)

does not affect the integrity of the neutral; and

(ii)

cannot result in a transposition involving the neutral.

(4)

A declaration of conformity signed by a person other than the installer may be treated by the installer as evidence that the design complies with Part 1 or 2 (as appropriate) of AS/NZS 3000.

(5)

A person commits a grade A offence if he or she signs a declaration of conformity that is wrong in a material respect.

25 Signs when carrying out work on installations

Regulation 63 is amended by revoking subclause (1) and substituting the following subclause:

(1)

While a person is carrying out prescribed electrical work on an installation, the person must, if there is a reasonable risk associated with the work of injury to any person from electric shock, erect or affix the sign referred to in subclause (2) at each access point to the area in which the work is carried out.

26 Certification following prescribed electrical work

(1)

Regulation 66(1) is amended by omitting “to a low voltage installation” and substituting “to any low voltage or high voltage installation”.

(2)

Regulation 66(3) is amended by revoking paragraph (e) and substituting the following paragraph:

(e)

the installation or relocation of a revenue meter for which there is a declaration of conformity that complies with regulation 58(3).

27 Certificate of compliance

Regulation 67(5) is amended by omitting “is safe to connect to a power supply” and substituting “is electrically safe”.

28 Inspection of prescribed electrical work

Regulation 71(1)(a) is amended by omitting “connected to a power supply” and substituting “enlivened”.

29 Verifying safety before connecting installations

(1)

Regulation 73(1) is amended by omitting “when an installation, or any part of it, is being connected to” and substituting “when a person intends to connect an installation, or any part of it, to”.

(2)

Regulation 73(2) is amended by omitting “connecting a low voltage installation to a power supply, the person doing the connection” and substituting “a person connects a low voltage installation to a power supply, the person”.

(3)

Regulation 73(2)(a)(v)(A) is amended by omitting “, signed by the installer” and substituting “that complies with regulation 58”.

(4)

Regulation 73(2)(b)(ii) is amended by omitting “the proposed connection” and substituting “the installation is connected”.

(5)

Regulation 73(2)(c)(ii) is amended by omitting “the proposed connection” and substituting “the installation is connected”.

(6)

Regulation 73 is amended by revoking subclause (3) and substituting the following subclause:

(3)

Before a person connects an extra-low voltage installation to a power supply, the person must test the installation for operational safety and be satisfied that the installation is not electrically unsafe.

(7)

Regulation 73(4) is amended by omitting “connecting a high voltage installation to a power supply, the person doing the connection” and substituting “a person connects a high voltage installation to a power supply, the person”.

(8)

Regulation 73(5) is amended by inserting “referred to in subclause (2)(a) or (3)” after “done the testing”.

30 New regulation 74 substituted

Regulation 74 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

74 Reconnecting or restoring supply to certain low voltage installations

(1)

This regulation applies to a low voltage installation—

(a)

that has been disconnected or isolated from a power supply; and

(b)

on which no prescribed electrical work has been done since the last disconnection or isolation.

(2)

If the period since the last disconnection or isolation is 6 months or less, regulation 73 does not apply and a person may reconnect or restore supply to the installation without doing the things referred to in regulation 73(2) or (5).

(3)

If the period since the last disconnection or isolation is more than 6 months, regulation 73 does not apply, but the person proposing to reconnect or restore supply must, before doing so, give or sight a certificate issued in accordance with section 3 of AS/NZS 3019 that—

(a)

was issued no earlier than 6 months before the date of reconnection or restoration of supply; and

(b)

certifies that the installation is suitable for continued use; and

(c)

is given by a person authorised to certify mains work.

(4)

For the purposes of subclause (1)(b), a person doing a reconnection or restoration of supply is entitled (if acting in good faith) to rely on a written confirmation by the owner of the installation that no prescribed electrical work has been done on the installation since it was last disconnected or isolated.

(5)

A person who reconnects or restores supply to an installation to which this regulation applies commits a grade A offence if he or she fails to comply with subclause (3).

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 43A

31 Periodic assessments of certain installations

(1)

Regulation 75(1)(e) is amended by inserting “, other than domestic installations,” after “low voltage installations”.

(2)

Regulation 75(1)(f)(ii) is amended by omitting “NZS 3003.1” and substituting “AS/NZS 3003”.

32 Issue of warrants of electrical fitness for connectable installations

Regulation 78(2) is amended by adding “; and” and also by adding the following paragraph:

(c)

that has been imported must be issued in accordance with AS/NZS 3001, but only after an assessment for compliance with Part 1 of AS/NZS 3000.

33 Evidence of compliance with standards

Regulation 81(1) is amended by omitting “that shows how that a low voltage” and substituting “that shows that a low voltage or extra-low voltage”.

34 Supplier declaration of conformity required before sale of declared medium risk articles

(1)

Regulation 83(1) is amended by omitting “low voltage” in each place where it appears and substituting in each case “low voltage or extra-low voltage”.

(2)

Regulation 83(3) is amended by revoking paragraph (c).

(3)

Regulation 83 is amended by revoking subclause (4) and substituting the following subclause:

(4)

A person who sells or offers for sale a declared medium risk article commits a grade A offence—

(a)

if, at the time of sale or offer to sell, a supplier declaration of conformity for the article has not been made; or

(b)

if, within 10 days after being asked by the Secretary to provide a test report or other document that shows how the article complies with the relevant standard, the person fails to provide a copy of that report or document; or

(c)

if, within 10 days after being asked by the Secretary or a purchaser or potential purchaser to provide a copy of the supplier declaration, the person fails to provide a copy of the declaration.

35 Declared high risk articles not to be sold unless approved

Regulation 84(1) is amended by omitting “low voltage” in each place where it appears and substituting in each case “low voltage or extra-low voltage”.

36 Use of hand-held appliances in damp, etc, conditions

(1)

Regulation 89(2)(c) is amended by—

(a)

omitting “disconnected” in the first place where it appears and substituting “interrupted”; and

(b)

omitting “disconnected” in the second place where it appears and substituting “detached”.

(2)

Regulation 89 is amended by revoking subclause (3) and substituting the following subclause:

(3)

A person commits a grade A offence if the person—

(a)

uses a hand-held appliance in breach of subclause (1) or (2); or

(b)

allows another person to use a hand-held appliance in a manner that breaches subclause (1) or (2); or

(c)

supervises the use of a hand-held appliance and that use breaches the requirements of subclause (1) or (2).

37 Testing appliances after certain work done on them

Regulation 90(2)(a) is amended by inserting “electrically” after “confirm that it is”.

38 Approved persons

(1)

Regulation 96(1) is amended by omitting “of people who” and substituting “of persons who”.

(2)

Regulation 96(1) is amended by omitting paragraph (a) and substituting the following paragraph:

(a)

are accredited auditors; and

39 New regulation 104 substituted

Regulation 104 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

104 Work on isolated high voltage fittings

(1)

This regulation applies while a person is working on high voltage fittings that are—

(a)

isolated from a supply of electricity; or

(b)

disconnected from a supply of electricity, if there is a significant risk that the person may suffer serious harm from an electric shock in the event of the fittings becoming live other than by way of reconnection of the supply of electricity.

(2)

The person doing the work must ensure that the fittings are earthed before the work is commenced and that they remain earthed until the work is completed.

(3)

The person doing the work need not comply with subclause (2) if—

(a)

the person carries out the work using the procedures approved by the person’s employer (if any); and

(b)

the person uses appropriate associated equipment.

(4)

The fittings must be sufficiently earthed to protect any person working on them from exposure to a significant risk of electric shock or other injury.

(5)

A temporary earthing device applied to a fitting must be adequate to carry any short circuit current that may flow.

(6)

A person may remove an earthing device to test a fitting, but must take all practicable steps to ensure his or her own safety and the safety of others in the vicinity.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 32

40 Work stringing additional conductors between poles or other supports

Regulation 105 is amended by revoking subclause (3) and substituting the following subclause:

(3)

No person may be on any cross-arm, pole, or other support that carries conductors, other than a tower or similar structure, while additional conductors are being pulled up and tensioned.

41 New regulation 106 substituted

Regulation 106 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

106 Notices when working on works and installations

(1)

A person carrying out work on works or installations that are isolated from a power supply must, if there is a risk of unintentional enlivening of the works or installations, ensure that suitable notices warning against enlivening are fixed at a point where the power supply may be connected or restored.

(2)

If works or installations have a locking facility for isolating them from the power supply, then any person isolating the works or installations must use that facility to lock the isolation.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 34(1), (2)

42 Secretary’s power to exempt from requirements

Regulation 109(2)(b) is amended by inserting “, including electrical safety,” after “safety”.

43 New regulation 113 substituted

Regulation 113 is revoked and the following regulation substituted:

113 Existing and in-process works, installations, fittings, and appliances

(1)

This regulation applies to works, installations, fittings, and appliances that, on 1 April 2010, were—

(a)

installed, for sale, or in use in New Zealand; or

(b)

under construction or being installed in New Zealand; or

(c)

in transit to New Zealand; or

(d)

the subject of an irrevocable purchasing order by a person in New Zealand.

(2)

Despite anything to the contrary in these regulations, the works, installations, fittings, and appliances—

(a)

may continue to be constructed, installed, sold, or used provided that—

(i)

they are not electrically unsafe; and

(ii)

they complied immediately before 1 April 2010 with the requirements of the Electricity Regulations 1997; and

(iii)

they continue to comply, as a minimum, with the requirements of the Electricity Regulations 1997 as in force immediately before their revocation by these regulations; and

(b)

may, until 1 April 2012, be tested, certified, or inspected in accordance with—

(i)

the Electricity Regulations 1997 as in force immediately before 1 April 2010; or

(ii)

these regulations.

Compare: SR 1997/60 r 68

44 New heading and regulation 118A inserted

The following heading and regulation are inserted after regulation 118:

Transitional provision relating to 2011 amendments

118A Transitional provision relating to Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011

(1)

In this regulation, amendment date means 10 November 2011 (which is the date on which the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011 come into force).

Existing works, installations, fittings, and appliances

(2)

Subclause (3) applies to works, installations, fittings, and appliances that, immediately before the amendment date, are—

(a)

installed, for sale, or in use in New Zealand; or

(b)

under construction or being installed in New Zealand; or

(c)

in transit to New Zealand; or

(d)

the subject of an irrevocable purchasing order by a person in New Zealand.

(3)

Despite anything to the contrary in these regulations, the works, installations, fittings, and appliances may continue to be constructed, installed, sold, or used provided that—

(a)

they are not electrically unsafe; and

(b)

they complied immediately before the amendment date, and continue to comply, with the requirements of these regulations as in force immediately before the amendment date.

Existing declarations of conformity

(4)

Subclause (5) applies to a declaration of conformity that—

(a)

is made before the amendment date; and

(b)

complies with regulation 83 as in force immediately before the amendment date.

(5)

The declaration of conformity must be treated as if it complies with regulation 83 as amended by the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2011.

Six-month transition period for compliance with Amendment A of AS/NZS 3000

(6)

Despite regulation 4(4), until the close of the date that is 6 months after the amendment date, any reference in these regulations to AS/NZS 3000 must be treated as if it is a reference to—

(a)

AS/NZS 3000:2007: Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules): including Amendment 1; or

(b)

AS/NZS 3000:2007: Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules): including Amendment 1 and Amendment A.

45 Schedule 1 amended

(1)

Clause 1(a) of Schedule 1 is amended by inserting “, connection,” after “installation”.

(2)

Clause 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by revoking paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

(b)

the installation, connection, or maintenance of fittings where the fittings are connected, or intended to be connected, to conductors used in works or installations:

(3)

Clause 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by revoking paragraph (e) and substituting the following paragraph:

(e)

the testing of work described in paragraphs (a) to (d) that—

(i)

is not work described in clause (2); and

(ii)

is required by these regulations; and

(iii)

is carried out for the purpose of compliance with these regulations:

(4)

Clause 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by revoking paragraph (g) and substituting the following paragraph:

(g)

the inspection of work described in paragraphs (a) to (d) that—

(i)

is not work described in clause (2); and

(ii)

is required by these regulations; and

(iii)

is carried out for the purpose of compliance with these regulations:

(5)

Clause 2(e) of Schedule 1 is amended by adding “, including the loading, removal, or replacement of fuse links”.

(6)

Clause 2(f) of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting “connecting or disconnecting” and substituting “applying or removing”.

(7)

Clause 2(g) of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting “connected to” and substituting “installed on”.

(8)

Clause 2(m) of Schedule 1 is amended by—

(a)

omitting “experimental testing” and substituting “experimental, testing”; and

(b)

omitting “electrical test room” and substituting “electrical test facility”.

(9)

Clause 2(r) of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting “connecting or disconnecting” and substituting “applying or removing”.

46 New Schedule 2 substituted

Schedule 2 is revoked and the Schedule 2 set out in Schedule 1 of these regulations substituted.

47 New Schedule 4 substituted

Schedule 4 is revoked and the Schedule 4 set out in Schedule 2 of these regulations substituted.

Schedule 1 New Schedule 2 substituted

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

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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 4777.1AS 4777.1:2005: Grid connection of energy systems via inverters—Part 1: Installation requirements
AS/NZS 1677.2AS/NZS 1677.2:1998: Refrigerating systems—Part 2: Safety requirements for fixed applications: including Amendments 1 and 2
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 Amendment 1 and Amendment A
AS/NZS 3001AS/NZS 3001:2008: Electrical installations—Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies: including Amendment A
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 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
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 3551:2004: Technical management programs for medical devices: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3760AS/NZS 3760:2010: In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment: including Amendment 1
AS/NZS 3820AS/NZS 3820:2009: Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment
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 5033AS/NZS 5033:2005: Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays: including Amendment 1
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/NZ 7000AS/NZS 7000:2010 Overhead line design—Detailed procedures
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 60950.1AS/NZS 60950.1:2011: Information technology equipment—Safety—Part 1: General requirements
AS/NZS 61000.3.2AS/NZS 61000.3.2:2007: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3.2: Limits—Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16A per phase): including Amendment 1
BS EN 50119BS EN 50119:2009: Railway applications—Fixed installations—Electric traction overhead contact lines
IEC 60050IEC 60050-826 Ed 2: International electrotechnical vocabulary—Part 826: Electrical installations
IEC/TS 60479-1IEC/TS 60479-1 Ed 4.0:2005: Effects of current on human beings and livestock—Part 1: General aspects
IEC 61000-3-2IEC 61000-3-2 Ed 3.2:2009: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)—Part 3-2: Limits—Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase): as amended by the deviation in AS/NZS 61000.3.2:2007: including Amendment 1
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/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 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 1.0:2003: Railway applications—Fixed installations—Part 1: Protective provisions relating to electrical safety and earthing
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 Amendment 1
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 New Schedule 4 substituted

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Schedule 4 Standards applicable to fittings and appliances

rr 23(1), 80, 81, 83

1 Household and similar electrical appliances

(1)

In subclause (2),—

standard A means IEC 60335-1 Ed 4.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.1:2002, including Amendments 1 to 4

standard B means IEC 60335-1 Ed 5.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60335.1:2011

standard C means AS/NZS 60335.1:2002, including Amendments 1 to 4

standard D means AS/NZS 3350.1:2002, including Amendments 1 to 4.

(2)

Standards apply to household and similar electrical appliances as set out in the following table:

Household and similar electrical appliancesApplicable standard
Air-cleaning appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-65 Ed 2.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.65:1997, including Amendments 1 to 3
Amusement machines and personal service machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-82 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.82:2006, including Amendment 1
or
Until 20/10/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.82:2000, including Amendments 1 and 2
Appliances for heating liquidsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-15 Ed 5.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2002, including Amendments 1 to 4
Appliances for skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiationStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-27 Ed 5.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2010
or
Until 29/10/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-27 Ed 4.2
Appliances for skin or hair careStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-23 Ed 5.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2004, including Amendment 1
Appliances to recover and/or recycle refrigerant from air conditioning and refrigeration equipmentStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-104 Ed 1.0
Automatic machines for floor treatment for commercial and industrial useStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-72 Ed 2.0
Battery chargersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-29 Ed 4.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2004, including Amendments 1 and 2
Blankets, pads, clothing, and similar flexible heating appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-17 Ed 2.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.17:2004, including Amendments 1 and 2
ClocksStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-26 Ed 4.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.26:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Clothes dryers and towel railsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-43 Ed 3.2
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.43:2001, including Amendments 1 and 2
Commercial dispensing appliances and vending machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-75 Ed 2.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.75:2005, including Amendment 1
or
Until 22/11/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.75:2001, including Amendment 1
Commercial electric appliances for keeping food and crockery warmStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-49 Ed 4.1
Commercial electric bains-marieStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-50 Ed 4.1
Commercial electric boiling pansStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-47 Ed 4.1
Commercial electric cooking ranges, ovens, hobs, and hob elementsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-36 Ed 5.2
Commercial electric deep fat fryersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-37 Ed 5.1, including Amendment 2
Commercial electric dishwashing machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-58 Ed 3.1
Commercial electric forced convection ovens, steam cookers, and steam-convection ovensStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-42 Ed 5.1
Commercial electric griddles and griddle grillsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-38 Ed 5.1
Commercial electric grillers and toastersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-48 Ed 4.1
Commercial electric hoodsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-99 Ed 1.0
Commercial electric kitchen machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-64 Ed 3.1
Commercial electric multi-purpose cooking pansStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-39 Ed 5.2
Commercial electric rinsing sinksStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-62 Ed 3.1
Commercial microwave ovensStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-90 Ed 3.1
or
Until 29/04/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-90 Ed 3.0
Commercial refrigerating appliances with an incorporated or remote refrigerant condensing unit or compressorStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-89 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60335.2.89:2010
or
Until 29/10/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-89 Ed 1.2
Deep fat fryers, frying pans, and similar appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-13 Ed 6.0
or
Until 29/10/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-13 Ed 5.2
DishwashersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-5 Ed 5.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.5:2002, including Amendments 1 to 3
Drives for gates, doors, and windowsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-103 Ed 2.1
Drives for rolling shutters, awnings, blinds, and similar equipmentStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-97 Ed 2.2
or
Until 20/05/2014, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.97:2000, including Amendments 1 and 2
Drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential useStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-95 Ed 2.2
or
Until 25/11/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.95:2000, including Amendments 1 and 2
Electric fence energisersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-76 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.76:2003, including Amendments 1 and 2
Electric fishing machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-86 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.86:2002, including Amendments 1 to 3
Electric ironsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-3 Ed 5.2
Electrical animal-stunning equipmentStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-87 Ed 2.1
Electrical appliances for use with aquariums and garden pondsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-55 Ed 3.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.55:2011
or
Until 06/07/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-55 Ed 3.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.55:2004, including Amendments 1 to 3
Electrical heat pumps, air conditioners, and dehumidifiersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-40 Ed 4.2
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.40:2001, including Amendment 1
ElectrolysersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-108 Ed 1.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.108:2008
Fabric steamersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-85 Ed 2.1
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.85:1998, including Amendments 1 and 2
FansStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-80 Ed 2.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.80:2004, including Amendment 1
Fixed immersion heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-73 Ed 2.2
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.73:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Flexible sheet heating elements for room heatingStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-96 Ed 1.2
Floor treatment and floor cleaning machines, for industrial and commercial useStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-67 Ed 3.1
Floor treatment machines and wet scrubbing machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-10 Ed 5.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.10:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Food waste disposersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-16 Ed 5.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.16:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Foot warmers and heating matsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-81 Ed 2.1
or
Until 20/10/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.81:1998, including Amendments 1 and 2
Gas, oil, and solid-fuel burning appliances with electrical connectionsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-102 Ed 1.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.102:2004, including Amendments 1 and 2
Grills, toasters, and similar portable cooking appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-9 Ed 6.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2009
Hand-held mains-operated garden blowers, vacuums, and blower vacuumsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-100 Ed 1.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.100:2003
Heated carpets and underfloor heating appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-106 Ed 1.0
Heated gullies for roof drainageStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-83 Ed 1.1
Heating appliances for breeding and rearing animalsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-71 Ed 2.1
High pressure cleaners and steam cleanersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-79 Ed 2.2
HumidifiersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-98 Ed 2.2
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.98:1998, including Amendments 1 and 2
Humidifiers intended for use with heating, ventilation, or air-conditioning systemsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-88 Ed 2.0
Insect killersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-59 Ed 3.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.59:2005, including Amendments 1 to 3
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.59:1999, including Amendments 1 to 3
Instantaneous water heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-35 Ed 4.2
IronersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-44 Ed 3.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.44:1999, including Amendment 1
Kitchen machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-14 Ed 5.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.14:2007, including Amendment 1
Massage appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-32 Ed 4.1
Microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovensStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-25 Ed 6.0
or
Until 29/04/2014, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-25 Ed 5.2
Milking machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-70 Ed 2.1
Motor-compressorsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-34 Ed 4.2
Multifunctional shower cabinetsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-105 Ed 1.1
Oral hygiene appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-52 Ed 3.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.52:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Outdoor barbecuesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-78 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2005, including Amendments 1 and 2
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.78:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Pedestrian-controlled mains-operated lawn scarifiers and aeratorsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-92 Ed 2.0
Pedestrian-controlled mains-operated lawnmowersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-77 Ed 2.0
Portable heating tools and similar appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-45 Ed 3.1
Portable immersion heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-74 Ed 2.2
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.74:2001, including Amendment 1
Projectors and similar appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-56 Ed 3.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.56:1998, including Amendments 1 to 3
PumpsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-41 Ed 3.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.41:2004, including Amendment 1
Range hoods and other cooking fume extractorsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-31 Ed 4.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2004, including Amendments 1 to 4
Refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances, and ice-makersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-24 Ed 7.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2010
or
Until 29/10/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-24 Ed 6.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
Room heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-30 Ed 4.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2009, including Amendment 1
Sauna heating appliances and infrared cabinsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-53 Ed 4.0
or
Until 28/10/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-53 Ed 3.1
or
Until 20/10/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.53:1998, including Amendments 1 and 2
Scissors type grass shearsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-94 Ed 3.0
Sewing machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-28 Ed 4.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.28:1996, including Amendments 1 to 3
Shavers, hair clippers, and similar appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-8 Ed 5.2
Spin extractorsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-4 Ed 6.0
or
Until 28/05/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-4 Ed 5.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2002, including Amendments 1 and 2
Spray extraction appliances, for industrial and commercial useStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-68 Ed 3.2
Stationary circulation pumps for heating and service water installationsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-51 Ed 3.1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.51:1998, including Amendments 1 to 3
Stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens, and similar appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-6 Ed 5.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2008, including Amendments 1 and 3
Storage water heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-21 Ed 5.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.21:2002, including Amendments 1 to 3
Surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steamStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-54 Ed 4.0
or
Until 28/05/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-54 Ed 3.2
Thermal storage room heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-61 Ed 2.2
or
Until 17/06/2012, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.61:2001, including Amendment 1
ToiletsStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-84 Ed 2.1
or
Until 20/10/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.84:2000, including Amendments 1 and 2
Tumble dryersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-11 Ed 7.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.11:2009, including Amendment 1
UV radiation water treatment appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-109 Ed 1.0
Vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning devicesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-2 Ed 6.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2010
or
Until 29/10/2013, standard C in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-2 Ed 5.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2002, including Amendments 1 and 2
VaporisersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-101 Ed 1.1
Walk-behind and hand-held lawn trimmers and lawn edge trimmersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-91 Ed 3.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.91:2008, including Amendment 1
Warming plates and similar appliancesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-12 Ed 5.1
Washing machinesStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-7 Ed 7.0
Water-bed heatersStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-66 Ed 2.1
Wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for industrial and commercial useStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-69 Ed 3.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.69:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
Whirlpool baths and whirlpool spasStandard A, or standard B, in conjunction with IEC 60335-2-60 Ed 3.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60335.2.60:2006, including Amendment 1
or
Until 23/06/2013, standard D in conjunction with AS/NZS 3350.2.60:2000, including Amendments 1 to 4
2 Other electrical appliances

Standards apply to other electrical appliances as set out in the following table:

Other electrical appliancesApplicable standard
Electric duct heatersAS/NZS 3102:2002, including Amendments 1 and 2
Electric toysIEC 62115 Ed 1.2
Portable invertersAS/NZS 4763:2011
Smoke detectorsAS/NZS 3100:2009, including Amendment 1
3 Low voltage electrical apparatus

Standards apply to low voltage electrical apparatus as set out in the following table:

Low voltage electrical apparatusApplicable standard
Air-break switchesAS/NZS 3133:2008, including Amendment 1
Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposesAS/NZS 60320.1:2004
or
IEC 60320-1 Ed 2.1
Bayonet lampholder adaptorsAS 3119:1994
Bayonet lampholdersAS/NZS 61184:2007
or
IEC 61184 Ed 3.0, including Amendment 1, as modified by AS/NZS 61184:2007
or
Until 30/12/2016, AS/NZS 3117:2007
Ceiling rosesAS/NZS 3113:2005
Cord extension setsAS/NZS 3199:2007
Cord extension socketsAS/NZS 3120:1999
Cord-line switchesAS/NZS 3127:2005
or
IEC 61058-2-1 Ed 2.0
Edison screw lampholdersAS/NZS 60238:2007
or
IEC 60238 Ed 8.2 as modified by AS/NZS 60238:2007
or
Until 30/12/2016, AS/NZS 3140:2007
Electric shaver supply unitsAS/NZS 3194:1993, including Amendment 1
Electrical equipment for spa and swimming poolsAS/NZS 3136:2001, including Amendments 1 and 2
Electrical equipment of machinesIEC 60204-1 Ed 5.1
Electrical portable outlet devicesAS/NZS 3105:2007, including Amendment 1
Interconnection couplers for household and similar equipmentAS/NZS 60320.2.2:2004
or
IEC 60320-2-2 Ed 2.0
Plugs and socket-outletsAS/NZS 3112:2011
Plugs and socket-outlets for stationary appliancesAS/NZS 3131:2001
Plugs, socket-outlets, and couplers for general industrial applicationAS/NZS 3123:2005
Plugs, socket-outlets, and couplers for industrial purposes—general requirementsIEC 60309-1 Ed 4.1
Plugs, socket-outlets, and couplers for industrial purposes—dimensional interchangeability requirements for pin and contact-tube accessoriesIEC 60309-2 Ed 4.1
Plugs, socket-outlets, and couplers for industrial purposes—switched socket-outlets and connectors with or without interlockIEC 60309-4 Ed 1.0
Plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle couplers, and vehicle inlets—conductive charging of electric vehiclesIEC 62196-1 Ed 1.0
Portable electrical control or conditioning devicesAS/NZS 3197:2005, including Amendment 1
Sewing machine couplersAS/NZS 60320.2.1:2004
or
IEC 60320-2-1 Ed 2.0
Socket-outlet adaptorsAS/NZS 3122:2005
Temperature sensing controlsIEC 60730-2-9 Ed 3.1
4 Electric wires and cables

Standards apply to electric wires and cables as set out in the following table:

Electric wires and cablesApplicable standard
Cables for high voltage luminous discharge tube installationsAS/NZS 3166:1993
Electric cables—polymeric insulated—for distribution and service applicationsAS/NZS 4961:2003
Electric cables—polymeric insulated—for working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kVAS/NZS 5000.1:2005, including Amendment 1
Electric cables—polymeric insulated—for working voltages up to and including 450/750 VAS/NZS 5000.2:2006
Electric cables—polymeric insulated—multicore control cablesAS/NZS 5000.3:2003
Electric flexible cordsAS/NZS 3191:2008
or
IEC 60227 and IEC 60245 series
Heating cables with a rated voltage of 300/500 V for comfort heating and prevention of ice formationIEC 60800 Ed 3.0
or
Until 29/10/2013, IEC 60800 Ed 2.0
Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V—flexible cables (cords)AS/NZS 60227.5:2003, including Amendment 1
or
IEC 60227-5 Ed 2.2
Rubber insulated cables—rated voltage up to and including 450/750 V—cords and flexible cablesAS/NZS 60245.4:2003, including Amendment 1
or
IEC 60245-4 Ed 2.2
Rubber insulated cables—rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V—cords for applications requiring high flexibilityIEC 60245-8 Ed 1.1
Rubber insulated cables—rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V—heat resistant silicone insulated cablesIEC 60245-3 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1
5 Switches for circuits, installation protective devices, and connection devices

Standards apply to switches for circuits, installation protective devices, and connection devices as set out in the following table:

Switches for circuits, installation protective devices, and connection devicesApplicable standard
Assemblies for power distribution in public networksAS/NZS 3439.5:2001
or
IEC 61439-5 Ed 1.0
Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations—circuit-breakers for AC operationAS/NZS 60898.1:2004
or
IEC 60898-1 Ed 1.2 as modified by AS/NZS 60898.1:2004
or
AS/NZS 3111:2009
Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations—circuit-breakers for AC and DC operationAS/NZS 60898.2:2004
or
IEC 60898-2 Ed 1.1 as modified by AS/NZS 60898.2:2004
Contactors and motor-starters—AC semiconductor controllers and contactors for non-motor loadsAS/NZS 3947.4.3:2000
or
IEC 60947-4-3 Ed 1.2
Control circuit devices and switching elements—DC interface for proximity sensors and switching amplifiers (NAMUR)AS/NZS 3947.5.6:2000
or
IEC 60947-5-6 Ed 1.0
Control circuit devices and switching elements—electrical emergency stop device with mechanical latching functionAS/NZS 3947.5.5:2000
or
IEC 60947-5-5 Ed 1.1
Control circuit devices and switching elements—proximity devices with defined behaviour under fault conditionsAS/NZS 3947.5.3:2000
or
IEC 60947-5-3 Ed 1.1
Electromagnetic remote-control switches (RCS)IEC 60669-1 Ed 3.2 in conjunction with IEC 60669-2-2 Ed 3.0
Electronic switchesIEC 60669-1 Ed 3.2 in conjunction with IEC 60669-2-1 Ed 4.1
Installation couplers intended for permanent connection in fixed installationsIEC 61535 Ed 1.0
Isolating switchesIEC 60669-1 Ed 3.2 in conjunction with IEC 60669-2-4, Ed 1.0
Low-voltage assemblies intended to be installed in places where unskilled persons have access for their useAS/NZS 3439.3:2002
or
IEC 60439-3 Ed 1.2 as modified by AS/NZS 3439.3:2002
Low-voltage fuses for use by authorised personsIEC 60269-1 Ed 4.1 in conjunction with IEC 60269-2 Ed 4.0
Low-voltage fuses for use by unskilled personsIEC 60269-1 Ed 4.1 in conjunction with IEC 60269-3 Ed 4.0
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgears assemblies for construction sites (ACS)AS/NZS 3439.4:2009
or
IEC 60439-4 Ed 2.0
Multiple function equipment—automatic transfer switching equipmentAS/NZS 3947.6.1:2001
or
IEC 60947-6-1 Ed 2.0
Residual current operated circuit-breakers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCBOs)AS/NZS 61009.1:2004, including Amendment 1
or
IEC 61009-1 Ed 3.0 as modified by AS/NZS 61009.1:2004, including Amendment 1
or
AS/NZS 3190:2011
Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs)AS/NZS 61008.1:2004
or
IEC 61008-1 Ed 3.0 as modified by AS/NZS 61008.1:2004
or
AS/NZS 3190:2011
Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors, and fuse-combination unitsAS/NZS 3947.3:2001
or
IEC 60947-3 Ed 3.0
Time-delay switches (TDS)IEC 60669-1 Ed 3.2 in conjunction with IEC 60669-2-3 Ed 3.0
Type F and type B residual current operated circuit-breakers with and without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar usesIEC 62423 Ed 2.0
Type-tested and partially type-tested assembliesAS/NZS 3439.1:2002
or
IEC 61439-1 Ed 2.0
6 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools

(1)

In subclause (2),—

standard E means IEC 60745-1 Ed 4.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60745.1:2009

standard F means AS/NZS 60745.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3.

(2)

Standards apply to hand-held motor-operated electric tools as set out in the following table:

Hand-held motor-operated electric toolsApplicable standard
Band sawsStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-20 Ed 1.1
Chain sawsStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-13 Ed 2.1
or
Until 28/05/2012, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.13:2006
Circular sawsStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-5 Ed 5.0
or
Until 29/04/2013, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.5:2007, including Amendment 1
Concrete vibratorsStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-12 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60745.2.12:2009
Cut-off machinesStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-22 Ed 1.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60745.2.22:2011
Drain cleanersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-21 Ed 1.1
Drills and impact drillsStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-1 Ed 2.1
Grinders, polishers, and disc-type sandersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-3 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60745.2.3:2011
or
Until 20/04/2012, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.3:2006
HammersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-6 Ed 2.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60745.2.6:2009
Hedge trimmersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-15 Ed 2.1
or
Until 28/05/2012, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.15:2006
JointersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-19 Ed 1.1
or
Until 29/04/2014, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.19:2005
Other hand-held motor-operated electric toolsAS/NZS 3160:2009
PlanersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-14 Ed 2.2
or
Until 29/04/2013, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.14:2003, including Amendment 1
Reciprocating saws (jig and sabre saws)Standard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-11 Ed 2.1
Routers and trimmersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-17 Ed 3.0
or
Until 29/04/2014, standard F in conjunction with AS/NZS 60745.2.17:2003
Sanders and polishers other than disc typeStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-4 Ed 2.1
Screwdrivers and impact wrenchesStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-2 Ed 2.1
Shears and nibblersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-8 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60745.2.8:2009
Spray guns for non-flammable liquidsAS/NZS 3160:2009
Strapping toolsStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-18 Ed 1.1
TackersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-16 Ed 2.0
or
Until 29/05/2012, AS/NZS 3160:2009
TappersStandard E in conjunction with IEC 60745-2-9 Ed 2.1
7 Electric welding machines

Standards apply to electric welding machines as set out in the following table:

Electric welding machinesApplicable standard
Limited duty, portable AC arc welding machinesIEC 60974-6 Ed 2.0
or
IEC 60974-6 Ed 1.0 as modified by AS 60974.6:2006
8 Audio and video products

Standards apply to audio and video products as set out in the following table:

Audio and video productsApplicable standard
Audio, video, and similar electronic apparatusAS/NZS 60065:2003, including Amendment 1
or
IEC 60065 Ed 7.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60065:2003, including Amendment 1
Power supplies for AV equipmentAS/NZS 60065:2003, including Amendment 1
or
IEC 60065 Ed 7.2 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60065:2003, including Amendment 1
9 Information technology equipment

Standards apply to information technology equipment as set out in the following table:

Information technology equipmentApplicable standard
Information technology equipmentAS/NZS 60950.1:2011
or
IEC 60950-1 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1, as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60950.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
or
Until 08/02/2013, AS/NZS 60950.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
Power supplies for IT equipmentAS/NZS 60950.1:2011
or
IEC 60950-1 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1, as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60950.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
or
Until 08/02/2013, AS/NZS 60950.1:2003, including Amendments 1 to 3
10 Electrical medical devices

(1)

In subclause (2),—

standard G means IEC 60601-1 Ed 2.0, including Amendments 1 and 2, as modified by AS/NZS 3200.1.0:1998

standard H means AS/NZS 3200.1.0:1998 and AS/NZS 3200.1.1:1995, including Amendment 1.

(2)

Standards apply to electrical medical devices as set out in the following table:

Electrical medical devicesApplicable standard
Alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systemsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-8 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.1.8:2005
Ambulatory electrocardiographic systemsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-47 Ed 1.0
Anaesthetic systemsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-13 Ed 3.1
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.13:2005
Associated equipment of X-ray equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-32 Ed 1.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.32:1994
Automatic cycling non-invasive blood pressure monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-30 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.30:2001
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.30:2001
Blankets, pads, and mattresses intended for heating in medical useStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-35 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.35:1999
Capacitor discharge X-ray generatorsStandard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.15:1994
Cardiac defibrillatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-4 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.4:2006
Clinical thermometers for body temperature measurementISO 80601-2-56
Collateral standard—usabilityStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-6 Ed 3.0
Critical care ventilatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-12 Ed 2.0
Dento-maxillofacial X-ray equipmentStandard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.201:2000, including Amendment 1
Diagnostic and therapeutic laser equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-22 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.22:1997
Direct blood-pressure monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-34 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.34:1996
Electrically operated hospital bedsStandard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.38:2007
Electrocardiographic monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-27 Ed 1.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.27:1996
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.27:1996
ElectrocardiographsIEC 60601-2-25 Ed 1.0, including Amendment 1
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.25:1993
ElectroencephalographsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-26 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.26:2005
Electromyographs and evoked response equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-40 Ed 1.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.40:1999
Electron accelerators in the range of 1 MeV to 50 MeVStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-1 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.1:1999
Endoscopic equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-18 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.18:1997
External cardiac pacemakers with internal power sourceStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-31 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.31:1996, including Amendment 1
Extracorporeally induced lithotripsyStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-36 Ed 1.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.36:1998
Gamma beam therapy equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-11 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.11:1999
Haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration, and haemofiltration equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-16 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.16:1999
High frequency surgical equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-2 Ed 3.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.2:1999
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.2:1999
High voltage generators of diagnostic X-ray generatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-7 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.7:1999
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.7:1999
Infant apnoea monitors for domestic useStandard G in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.202:1996
Infant incubatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-19 Ed 2.0
Infant phototherapy equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-50 Ed 2.0
Infant radiant warmersStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-21 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.21:1994, including Amendment 1
Infant transport incubatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-20 Ed 2.0
Infusion pumps and controllersStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-24 Ed 1.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.24:1999
Lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgeryStandard G in conjunction with IEC 80601-2-58 Ed 1.0
Magnetic resonance equipment for medical diagnosisStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-33 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.33:2005
Mammographic X-ray equipment and mammographic stereotactic devicesStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-45 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.45:1999
Medical bedsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-52 Ed 1.0
Medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-11 Ed 1.0
Medical electrical systemsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-1 Ed 1.0, including Amendment 1, as modified by AS/NZS 3200.1.1:1995
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.1.1:1995
Microwave therapy equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-6 Ed 1.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.6:2005
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.6:2005
Multifunction patient monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-49 Ed 2.0
Nerve and muscle stimulatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-10 Ed 1.0, including Amendment 1
Non-laser light source equipment intended for therapeutic, diagnostic, monitoring and cosmetic/aesthetic useStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-57 Ed 1.0
Operating tablesStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-46 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.46:2003
Oxygen concentrators for individual patient useStandard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.200:2005
or
ISO 8359:1996
Patient contact dosemeters used in radiotherapy with electrically connected detectorsStandard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.9:1997
Peritoneal dialysis equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-39 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.39:2001
Physiologic closed-loop controllersStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-10 Ed 1.0
Programmable electrical medical systemsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-4 Ed 1.1
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.1.4:1997
Radiotherapy simulatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-29 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.29:2000
Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-3 Ed 1.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.1.3:1996
Recording and analysing single channel and multichannel electrocardiographsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-51 Ed 1.0
Remote-controlled automatically driven gamma-ray afterloading equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-17 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.17:1994, including Amendment 1
Requirements and tests for electromagnetic compatibilityStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-1-2 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.1.2:2005
Screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screeningStandard G in conjunction with IEC 80601-2-59 Ed 1.0
Short-wave therapy equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-3 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1
Surgical luminaires and luminaires for diagnosisStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-41 Ed 1.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.41:2002
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.41:2002
Therapeutic X-ray generatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-8 Ed 1.1
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.8:1994, including Amendment 1
Transcutaneous oxygen and carbon dioxide partial pressure monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-3-1 Ed 1.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.3.1:1998
Transcutaneous partial pressure monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-23 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.23:2001
Ultrasonic medical diagnostic and monitoring equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-37 Ed 2.0
Ultrasonic physiotherapy equipmentStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-5 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 3200.2.5:2002
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.5:2002
X-ray equipment for interventional proceduresStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-43 Ed 1.0 as modified by 3200.2.43:2002
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.43:2002
X-ray equipment for computed tomographyStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-44 Ed 3.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.44:2005
X-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopyStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-54 Ed 1.0
X-ray source assemblies and X-ray tube assemblies for medical diagnosis generatorsStandard G in conjunction with IEC 60601-2-28 Ed 2.0
or
Standard H in conjunction with AS/NZS 3200.2.28:1994
11 Lighting fittings

(1)

In subclause (2),—

standard J means IEC 60598-1 Ed 7.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60598.1:2003

standard K means AS/NZS 60598.1:2003.

(2)

Standards apply to lighting fittings as set out in the following table:

Lighting fittingsApplicable standard
Air handling luminairesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-19 Ed 1.0, including Amendments 1 and 2
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.19:2001
Aquarium luminairesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-11 Ed 1.0
Extra low voltage lighting systems for filament lampsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-23 Ed 1.1 as modified by AS/NZS 60598.2.23:2002
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.23:2002
Fixed general purpose luminairesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-1 Ed 1.0, including Amendment 1 (Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60598.1:2003 is not applicable)
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.1:1998
FloodlightsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-5 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60598.2.5:2002
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.5:2002
Ground recessed luminairesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-13 Ed 1.0
HandlampsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-8 Ed 2.2
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.8:2002
Lighting chainsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-20 Ed 3.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60598.2.20:2002
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.20:2002
Luminaires for cold cathode tubular discharge lamps (neon tubes) and similar equipmentStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-14 Ed 1.0
Luminaires for emergency lightingStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-22 Ed 3.2 as modified by Compliance Document for New Zealand Building Code Clause F6
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.22:2005 as modified by Compliance Document for New Zealand Building Code Clause F6
Luminaires for stage lighting, television, film, and photographic studios (outdoor and indoor)Standard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-17 Ed 1.2
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.17:2006
Luminaires for swimming pools and similar applicationsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-18 Ed 2.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60598.2.18:1998
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.18:1998
Luminaires for road and street lightingStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-3 Ed 3.0
Luminaires for use in clinical areas of hospitals and health care buildingsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-25 Ed 1.0, including Amendment 1
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.25:2001
Luminaires with built-in transformers or convertors for filament lampsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-6 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.6:1998
Luminaires with limited surface temperaturesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-24 Ed 1.0
Mains socket-outlet mounted nightlightsStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-12 Ed 1.0 in conjunction with Annex J of AS/NZS 3112:2011
Photo and film luminaires (non-professional)Standard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-9 Ed 2.0, including Amendment 1
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.9:2006
Portable general purpose luminairesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-4 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 60598.2.4:2005, including Amendment 1
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.4:2005, including Amendment 1
Portable luminaires for childrenStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-10 Ed 2.0 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 60598.2.10:1998
Portable luminaires for garden useStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-7 Ed 1.0, including Amendments 1 and 2
or
Standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.7:2005
Recessed luminairesStandard J in conjunction with IEC 60598-2-2 Ed 2.1 as modified by AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2001, including Amendment A
or
Until 28/07/2012, standard K in conjunction with AS/NZS 60598.2.2:2001
12 Lamp control gear

(1)

In subclause (2),—

standard L means AS/NZS 61347.1:2002

standard M means IEC 61347-1 Ed 2.1 as modified by AS/NZS 61347.1:2002.

(2)

Standards apply to lamp control gear as set out in the following table:

Lamp control gearApplicable standard
AC supplied electronic ballasts for fluorescent lampsStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.3:2004
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-3 Ed 1.1, including Amendment 2
or
IEC 61347-2-3 Ed 2.0
Ballasts for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)Standard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.9:2004
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-9 Ed 1.2
Ballasts for fluorescent lampsStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.8:2003
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-8 Ed 1.1
DC or AC supplied electronic ballasts for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-12 Ed 1.1
DC or AC supplied electronic controlgear for LED modulesStandard L in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-13 Ed 1.0
DC or AC supplied electronic step-down convertors for filament lampsStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.2:2007
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-2 Ed 1.2 as modified by AS/NZS 61347.2.2:2007
DC supplied electronic ballasts for aircraft lightingStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.6:2002
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-6 Ed 1.0
or
IEC 61347-2-3 Ed 2.0
DC supplied electronic ballasts for emergency lightingStandard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-7 Ed 2.0
DC supplied electronic ballasts for general lightingStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.4:2002
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-4 Ed 1.0
or
IEC 61347-2-3 Ed 2.0
DC supplied electronic ballasts for public transportStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.5:2002
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-5 Ed 1.0
or
IEC 61347-2-3 Ed 2.0
Electronic inverters and convertors for high-frequency operation of cold start tubular discharge lamps (neon tubes)Standard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.10:2004
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-10 Ed 1.1
Glow-starters for fluorescent lampsAS/NZS 60155:2000, including Amendments 1 and 2
or
IEC 60155 Ed 4.0, including Amendments 1 and 2, as modified by AS/NZS 60155:2000, including Amendments 1 and 2
Miscellaneous electronic circuits used with luminairesStandard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.11:2003
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-11 Ed 1.0
Starting devices (other than glow starters)Standard L in conjunction with AS/NZS 61347.2.1:2002
or
Standard M in conjunction with IEC 61347-2-1 Ed 1.1
13 Lamps

Standards apply to lamps as set out in the following table:

LampsApplicable standard
Tungsten filament lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposesAS/NZS 60432.1:2007
or
IEC 60432-1 Ed 2.1
Tungsten-halogen lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposesAS/NZS 60432.2:2007
or
IEC 60432-2 Ed 2.1
Tungsten-halogen lamps (non-vehicle)AS/NZS 60432.3:2007
or
IEC 60432-3 Ed 1.2
Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting servicesAS/NZS 60968:2001
or
IEC 60968 Ed 1.2
14 Power transformers, power supplies, reactors, and similar products

(1)

In subclause (2),—

standard N means IEC 61558-1 Ed 2.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 61558.1:2008, including Amendment 1

standard O means AS/NZS 61558.1:2000, including Amendments 1 to 8

standard P means IEC 61558-1 Ed 1.1 as modified by Annex ZZ of AS/NZS 61558.1:2000, including Amendments 1 to 8.

(2)

Standards apply to power transformers, power supplies, reactors, and similar products as set out in the following table:

Power transformers, power supplies, reactors, and similar productsApplicable standard
Auto transformers and power supply units incorporating auto transformersStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-13 Ed 2.0
Bell and chime transformers and power supply unitsStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-8 Ed 2.0
or
Until 29/04/2013, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.8:2001
Constant voltage transformers and power supply unitsStandard P in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-12 Ed 2.0
Control transformers and power supplies incorporating control transformersStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-2 Ed 2.0
Ignition transformers for gas and oil burnersStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-3 Ed 2.0
or
Until 29/05/2014, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.3:2001
Isolating transformers and power supply units for isolating transformers for general useStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-4 Ed 2.0
Isolating transformers for the supply of medical locationsStandard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.15:2001
Safety isolating transformers and power supply units for isolating transformers for general useStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-6 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 61558.2.6:2009
or
Until 30/10/2012, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.6:2001, including Amendment 1
Separating transformers and power supplies incorporating separating transformers for general applicationsStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-1 Ed 2.0
Shaver transformersStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-5 Ed 2.0 as modified by AS/NZS 61558.2.5:2011
or
Until 28/10/2014, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.5:2003
Small reactorsStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-20 Ed 2.0
or
Until 29/04/2014, standard P in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-20 Ed 1.0
Switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply unitsStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-16 Ed 1.0
Transformers and power supplies for toysStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-7 Ed 2.0
Transformers and power supply units for construction sitesStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-23 Ed 2.0
or
Until 29/04/2013, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.23:2001
Transformers for class III handlamps for tungsten filament lampsStandard N in conjunction with IEC 61558-2-9 Ed 2.0
or
Until 29/04/2013, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.9:2003
Transformers for switch mode power suppliesUntil 28/05/2012, standard O in conjunction with AS/NZS 61558.2.17:2001

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 10 November 2011, amend the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010. The amendments—

  • update references to standards so that they remain current and enable those in the industry to use the latest practices, technology, and products:

  • modify safety requirements as they apply to broadband technology:

  • make a number of minor and technical changes to improve the clarity and usability of the regulations.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 October 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.