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Wiring Rules

From professional electricians using them every day to guide installations, to the general public going about their everyday life with little consideration of their impact, the Wiring Rules are an important contributor to modern Australian life.

AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical installations, known as the Wiring Rules, are the technical rules that help electricians design, construct and verify electrical installations.

Developed by the committee EL-001, the Wiring Rules consist of two separate parts. Part one outlines fundamental safety principles that shape minimum regulatory requirements for safe electrical installation, and part two details solutions to achieve safety principles for the electrical installation work.

Standards such as the Wiring Rules provide technical and specialised guidance to those in a particular profession and, in this case, a particular industry. They also help ensure the broader community is kept safe and secure.

These rules provide guidance for electricians to install the correct piece of equipment for the appropriate reason. For example, a simple electricity outlet in a house doesn’t need the same sized installation as an industrial facility. Scenarios like this prove how beneficial the Wiring Rules are as they stretch beyond the electrical sector and out into the Australian community.

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