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Posted By Topic: Standards

michael
Mar 11 2019 12:15

Hi there,i want to download the latest standards are they free or if not how much and what is the latest version.
   

EyesEars
Mar 11 2019 12:19

What standard? If you are a registered electrical worker you can login to the EWRB page and get 87 free ones from the link to Standards NZ
   

michael
Mar 11 2019 12:22

Electrical installations(wiring rules) is 3000:2007 the latest
   

EyesEars
Mar 11 2019 12:25

The 2018 edition is available but has not been citied in NZ yet so you still have to comply with the 2007 edition.
   

michael
Mar 11 2019 12:26

thanks
   

SymonS
Mar 11 2019 22:52

it'd be a really good idea to familiarise yourself with 3000:2018, and wherever possible, work to it. It wont be long until it's manadated, and you wont be in any trouble for using it now.
   

EyesEars
Mar 12 2019 07:51

SymonS "It'd be a really good idea to familiarise yourself with 3000:2018, and wherever possible, work to it. It wont be long until it's manadated, and you wont be in any trouble for using it now." - Actually it is a while off before it is mandated as the one and only standard, and you can get in trouble for following it now. If you sign a CoC off as being compliant to AS/NZS 3000:2007 there are some changes in the 2018 edition that mean you are in breach.
   

AlecK
Mar 12 2019 08:56

True there are some particular rules in 2018 edition that, if followed now, could result in a breach of currently-cited edition. Not many, but care required.

Recessed lighting is one; where current clause 4.5.2.3.4 requires us to use only particular classes of luminaire for residential. These older, NZ-only classes are no longer recognised by the Standard the luminaires are built to; so the manufacturers have to have the same fitting tested to two different versions and have two lots of markings.


Recently ES suggested that next ESRs amendment may actually co-cite instead of simply citing the new edition by itself, ie both editions may be cited and we take our choice. I would expect that choice to be all-or-nothing; so would not let us pick out individual clauses from each edition.