The presentation of this edition differs from previous editions of AS/NZS 3000 in that the Standard comprises two parts but with both parts bound as one document.
Part 1 provides uniform essential elements that constitute the minimum regulatory requirements for a safe electrical installation. It also provides an alternative regulatory vehicle for Australian and New Zealand regulators seeking to move from the present prescription of AS/NZS 3000 in electrical installation safety and licensing legislation.
Part 2 provides installation practices that achieve certainty of compliance with the essential safety requirements of Part 1. It is primarily a revision of the 2000 edition to provide work methods and installation practices that are ‘deemed to comply’ with the associated performance outcomes/safety conditions.
This Standard sets out requirements for the design, construction and verification of electrical installations, including the selection and installation of electrical equipment forming part of such electrical installations.
These requirements are intended to protect persons, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire and physical injury hazards that may arise from an electrical installation that is used with reasonable care and with due regard to the intended purpose of the electrical installation.
In addition, guidance is provided so that the electrical installation will function correctly for the purpose intended.