Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Rules for low and extra-low voltage installations

Heading: inserted, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 11 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

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

(1)

Every low or extra-low voltage domestic installation, or part of a domestic installation, must be installed, tested, inspected, and connected so as to comply with Part 2 of AS/NZS 3000 if it has a maximum demand at or below—

(a)

80 amperes per phase if single-phase; or

(b)

50 amperes per phase if multi-phase.

(2)

Every other low or extra-low voltage installation or part installation must be installed, tested, inspected, or connected so as to comply with either—

(a)

Part 2 of AS/NZS 3000; or

(b)

a certified design prepared in accordance with Part 1 of AS/NZS 3000.

(3)

A low voltage or extra-low voltage installation or part installation may be maintained or replaced in all or any of the following ways:

(a)

in such a way that the installation or part installation complies with Part 1 or Part 2 of AS/NZS 3000:

(b)

in such a way that the installation or part installation is restored to, or maintained in, its original condition:

(c)

by complying with all manufacturer’s instructions relating to the fittings used in, or affected by, the maintenance or replacement.

(4)

Despite subclause (2), low voltage AC railway signalling equipment must be tested in accordance with ECP 60, and not in accordance with AS/NZS 3000.

(5)

This regulation is subject to regulations 60 to 61A.

Regulation 59: replaced, on 1 July 2013, by regulation 11 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/279).

Regulation 59(4): replaced, on 31 December 2013, by regulation 12 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).