A revised Standard for the safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment has recently been published. ‘The revisions to AS/NZS will. 2. Joint Australian New Zealand Standard. In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment. Superseding AS/NZS A. The AS/NZS is an Australian Standard that oversees the Test and Tag industry in regards to electrical safety of portable appliances.

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The nature and frequency of inspection and testing will vary depending on the nature of the workplace and the risks associated with the electrical equipment. For example, if you engage an electrical contractor to carry out electrical work at your workplace you should consult with the contractor on how in general the work is to be carried out and in particular how risks to their health and safety and that of others at the workplace are to be managed while the work is nzz out.

What Is AS/NZS 3760?

Has a risk assessment been conducted by a competent person 370 identifies all electrical hazards and non-electrical hazards, both actual and potential?

Portable RCDs—portable plug type. The risk management process. Extinguishers including water, foam and wet chemical should not be used as they significantly increase the risk of electric shock. These references are not exhaustive.

If unsuccessful, energised testing methods may be used subject to meeting the requirements of the WHS Regulations and this Code for working energised. All persons conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace have a duty to manage electrical risks at the workplace while electrical work is being carried out, not just those carrying out the electrical work. Depending on the type of work and the risks involved, the following PPE should be considered: This may involve a single control measure or a combination of two or more different controls.

If in doubt you should ensure that portable RCDs are provided to these workers and take all reasonable steps to ensure they are used. Transferred earth potentials often result from system faults. If equipment is connected to supply by fixed wiring, use other suitable means ax isolation as discussed elsewhere in this Code. This ensures an electrical leak is detected and nza electricity supply is disconnected before it can cause serious injury or damage.


AS/NZS 3760

To confirm a positive indication and to establish the circuit voltage, the use of an alternative test instrument that incorporates a visual display should be used before commencing electrical work on nnzs equipment. Other conductive materials can provide current paths for the electric shock, fault current or both. A risk assessment involves considering what could happen if someone is exposed to aa hazard and the likelihood of it happening.

High fault currents — working, testing or fault finding energised. The WHS Regulations include more specific requirements for managing electrical risks at the workplace. Other injuries or illnesses may include muscle spasms, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, collapse and unconsciousness. This could mean shorter downtime and not having to work live, lessening or 370 the risk of exposure.

What Is AS/NZS ? – Acme T&T

A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty under the WHS Act to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons at the workplace are not exposed to electrical risks arising from the business or undertaking.

For more information about the applicable electrical licensing or registration laws contact the local regulator in the relevant jurisdiction.

It applies to all workplaces where a person conducting a business or undertaking: Inspection and testing of electrical equipment may involve, in part: In addition to the general duty to consult, the person conducting a business or undertaking carrying out the electrical work must ensure the electrical work is only authorised among other things after consulting with the person with management or control of the workplace.

This could contravene the primary duty of care under the WHS Act. Electrical equipment means any apparatus, appliance, cable, conductor, fitting, insulator, material, meter or wire that: The controls that are put in place to protect health and safety must be reviewed regularly to make sure they work effectively. Contact with earth occurs through normal body contact with the ground or earthed metal parts. Requirements relating to the point of supply under the third dot point above do not apply if the work is to be carried out on the supply side of the main switch on the main switchboard for the equipment and the point at which the equipment can be disconnected from its electricity supply is not reasonably accessible from the work location.


In implementing risk controls, you may develop a safe work method statement that: Metallic personal items including watches and watchbands should not be worn by workers carrying out work near exposed energised parts. If the parts are energised, the worker can draw the arc from one phase to the other, causing a phase-to-phase fault.

Electricity is particularly hazardous because electrical currents are not visible and do not have any smell or sound. The health and safety duties require duty holders to consider all risks associated with work, not only those for which regulations and codes of practice exist. Alternatively, it could be replaced or permanently removed from use. Section 48 If the workers are represented by a health and safety representative, the consultation must involve that representative.

These operating environments have the potential to seriously affect the safe operation of electrical equipment. This will indicate to the person using the socket outlet that a non-portable RCD is fitted.

Is the isolation point clearly marked or labelled and capable of being operated quickly?