Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

6A Meaning of low-risk, high-risk, and general prescribed electrical work


In these regulations, low-risk prescribed electrical work


means prescribed electrical work that comprises the maintenance or replacement of a fitting in an existing installation; and


includes relocation or extension of a conductor to facilitate replacement of a fitting; but


excludes maintenance that involves the adjustment of protection or gas monitor settings of mining electrical equipment.


In these regulations, high-risk prescribed electrical work means the prescribed electrical work (not being low-risk prescribed electrical work) that—


comprises or includes the installation, or adjustment of the settings, of any of the following:


an extra-low or low voltage installation that does not, or will not, comply with Part 2 of AS/NZS 3000:


an installation that operates, or will operate, at high voltage (other than high voltage discharge lighting, high voltage mobile mining electrical equipment, and high voltage relocatable mining electrical equipment):


a mains parallel generation system in an installation:


a photovoltaic system in an installation:


an installation that is, or will be, located in a hazardous area other than an ERZ0 or ERZ1:


an installation that is, or is intended, for use with electrical medical devices:


any fittings (including any neutral earth resistors and earth leakage circuit breakers) that—


control earth potential rise; and


are not part of any relocatable mining electrical equipment:


any fittings or appliances that are not part of any relocatable mining electrical equipment and are used or installed, or to be used or installed, in an ERZ0 or ERZ1:


is mains work on an installation:


is work on an installation’s animal stunning appliances or meat conditioning appliances:


is work on low voltage AC railway signalling equipment except where the equipment has been tested in accordance with ECP 60 and the work has been carried out in accordance with AS/NZS 3000:


comprises or includes the construction of any relocatable mining electrical equipment, including fittings that control earth potential rise (such as neutral earth resistors, neutral earth reactors, and earth leakage circuit breakers):


comprises the connection of a supply of electricity from an above-ground supply to mining electrical equipment, or conductors supplying mining electrical equipment, that are located in the underground parts of an underground mining operation:


includes the adjustment of the settings of—


any isolation fittings of mining electrical equipment:


gas monitors used in a mining operation.


In these regulations, general prescribed electrical work means any prescribed electrical work on an installation, or on mining electrical equipment, that is not low-risk prescribed electrical work or high-risk prescribed electrical work.


To avoid doubt, work done on an installation by a person acting under the exemption in section 79 of the Act (an exemption for domestic electrical wiring work) is not categorised as low-risk, high-risk, or general prescribed electrical work, unless, in order to comply with regulation 57, the work is required to be certified, in which case the work is to be categorised in accordance with subclauses (1) to (3) of this regulation.

Regulation 6A: replaced, on 31 December 2013, by regulation 6 of the Electricity (Safety) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/494).