• Steve H
    114
    DR 21012 AS/NZS 3760:2021 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment and RCD’s
    This standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL 036 – In-service testing of electrical equipment to supersede AS/NZS 3760:2010 and its Amendment No. 1 (2011) and Amendment No. 2 (2012) 12 months from the date of publication. This edition has undergone a complete revision.

    In-service testing is a necessary part of any safety programme to help ensure the safety of persons using electrical equipment in the workplace. This standard specifies in-service safety inspection and testing protocols and criteria that satisfy these obligations, and provides a cost-effective approach to safety without jeopardizing personnel safety or involving excessive equipment downtime.
    Note: In-service testing and inspection deals with the safety of electrical equipment and not just the electrical safety.

    The philosophy of the document is to provide an inspection and testing regime capable of implementation with only simple instrumentation, and performed by a person not necessarily having formal qualifications or registration, but who has the necessary practical and theoretical skills, acquired through training, qualification, experience or a combination of these, to correctly undertake the tasks prescribed by this standard.

    Closing date for comments 23/8/2021
    EL036 A/NZ Standards Committee

    Got a problem with what 3760 asks you to do to ensure the safety of electrical appliances used in your workplace- now is your opportunity to have your say.

    Download the proposed draft standard here
  • Sarah Bond
    44
    Hi Steve,

    Please keep posting. I really appreciate your updates and insights.
  • MattD2
    198
    Got a problem with what 3760 asks you to do to ensure the safety of electrical appliances used in your workplace- now is your opportunity to have your say.Steve H

    Never really had much of an issue with the standard itself... my issue is that any standard that is referenced by NZ regulations should be made freely and easily accessible to all.
  • Steve H
    114
    That would be something to suggest Matt, but there are a number of other standards that are mandatory to comply with such as AS/NZS 3000, they aren't free, but totally accessible to the general public if they pay, and are freely accessible by registered electrical workers with a current practicing license.
bold
italic
underline
strike
code
quote
ulist
image
url
mention
reveal
youtube
tweet
Add a Comment

Welcome to the Safeguard forum!

If you are interested in workplace health & safety in New Zealand, then this is the discussion forum for you.