EnergySafe Magazine Summer 2018/19, issue 52 - Page 6

Latest news Summer 2018/19 energysafe issue 52 Electrical Installation work Audit results for 2017 By David Bibby, Compliance Officer – Electrical Installation Safety Each year, Energy Safe Victoria audits 8-10% of non-prescribed electrical installation work. The results of 2017 are listed below. Top 10 defect codes Top 10 postcodes Defect code Standard Clause 211150 3000:2007 2.9.7 579 3977 38 211144 3000:2007 2.9.5.2 403 3084 35 211151 3000:2007 2.9.7 212 3046 34 211022 3000:2007 1.7.1(c) 208 3150 34 211395 3000:2007 4.98 189 3029 31 111002 ES Act 1998 44(3) 174 3079 31 111003 ES Act 1998 45A 172 3058 29 No. of defects Postcode No. of defects 211146 3000:2007 2.9.5.4 138 4131 28 211175 3000:2007 3.10.3.6 133 3175 28 1.7.2 117 3171 27 211025 3000:2007 The audit found the top 10 defects and top 10 postcodes where defects were identified for 2017. A total of 4701 defects were identified from the 60,000 completed – less than 0.08%. All ASNZS 3000 defects relate to ASNZS 3000:2007 Electrical Installations (Wiring Rules) including amendments 1 and 2. The information below is provided to assist the electrical industry in current and future education and for compliance purposes. Defect code 211150 relates to AS/NZS 3000:2007 (+A1, +A2) Wiring Rules clause 2.9.7 Fire-protective measures. Wiring associated with switchboards shall be installed in such a manner that, in the event of fire originating at the switchboard, the spread of fire will be kept to a minimum. 06 Defect code 211144 relates to AS/NZS 3000:2007 (+A1, +A2) Wiring Rules clause 2.9.5.2 Relationship of electrical equipment. The relationship of switches, circuit-breakers, fuses, RCDs, and similar electrical equipment to the various sections of the electrical installation shall be marked on or adjacent to the switchboard. Defect code 211022 relates to AS/NZS 3000:2007 (+A1, +A2) Wiring Rules clause 1.7.1 Essential requirement.Electrical equipment, forming part of an electrical installation, shall be selected and installed to— Defect code 211151 relates to AS/NZS 3000:2007 (+A1, +A2) Wiring Rules clause 2.9.7 Fire-protective measures. Where a switchboard is enclosed in a case or surround, any wiring systems entering the switchboard enclosure shall pass through openings that provide a close fit. Defect code 211395 relates to AS/NZS 3000:2007 (+A1, +A2) Wiring Rules section 4. This defect relates to any technical electrical installation defects identified with respect to installed equipment that do not have an individual defect number in the current defect list. c) be  installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.