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. — Steve H