Standards Australia has announced the publication of the 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations, also known as the Wiring Rules.
Created through industry and government collaboration, AS/NZS 3000:2018 includes key updates in important areas such as main switches, residual current devices, and DC wiring systems.
Standards Australia’s General Manager of Strategy and Public Affairs, Adam Stingemore, said compliance with standards in the electrical sector is a key element of safety in the community and industry.
“Electrical standards are an important part of the industry,” Stingemore said. “The technology and recognized best practice change over time, so it is important that we have appropriate standards for practitioners.”
This release of AS/NZS 3000:2018, follows recent illegal activity that resulted in an unauthorized pre-publication draft of the new standard being uploaded and circulated on social media.
“As this is not an official Standards Australia publication, it is extremely important that licensed practitioners do not use this ‘pirated’ document as it is simply not accurate, it is uncontrolled, and able to be edited by anyone,” Stingemore said.
“Anyone who thinks they are covered by using this document may be putting employees, customers and community lives at risk, not to mention their own lives and livelihoods. Our primary concern is the safety of the community and practitioners.”
Standards Australia cautions all users to only access the official Standards Australia publication through official channels.