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SNZ - AS/NZS 3760

In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment and RCDs

active, Most Current
Organization: SNZ
Publication Date: 24 June 2022
Status: active
Page Count: 55
scope:

This standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage single phase and polyphase electrical equipment, connected to an electrical supply by a flexible cord or connecting device, and that:

− Is new equipment placed into service for the first time;

− Is already in-service;

− Has been serviced or repaired;

− Is returning to service from a second-hand sale; or

− Is available for hire.

This standard also specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of:

− In Australia, residual current devices (RCDs) installed in the electrical installation;

− Portable inverters that generate or produce low voltage.

Typical examples of equipment covered by this standard are:

Portable equipment, hand-held equipment and stationary equipment, designed for connection to the low voltage supply by a supply cord, an appliance inlet or pins for insertion into a socket-outlet;

Cord sets, cord extension sets and portable outlet devices;

Portable residual current devices (PRCD), outgoing assemblies for construction sites (ACS); portable socket-outlet assemblies (PSOA), outlet boxes;

− Flexible cords connected to fixed equipment in hostile environments;

− Portable power supplies (includes power adaptor/plug-pack, both of the safety isolating transformer and switch-mode type);

− Battery chargers, including those for commercial or industrial use;

− Portable and transportable heavy duty tools such as high-pressure washers and concrete grinders.

This standard applies only to equipment in-service at a place of work, public place, accommodation place, or equipment offered for hire.

This standard does not apply to

a) Electrical equipment installed at a height of 2.5 m or greater above the ground, floor or platform, where there is not a reasonable chance of a person touching the equipment and, at the same time, coming into contact with earth or any conducting medium that may be in electrical contact with earth or through which a circuit may be completed to earth;

b) Equipment that would need to be dismantled to perform the inspection and tests specified in this standard;

NOTE - If, for some reason outside the scope of this standard, equipment has to be dismantled to verify safety, this action is only to be performed by a technically qualified person.

c) Requirements for functional checks;

d) RCDs used in the supply to medical equipment within the scope of AS/NZS 3003 or NZS 6115;

e) Fixed equipment (except, in Australia, RCDs) or stationary equipment connected to wiring that forms part of the electrical installation and hence falls within the scope of AS/NZS 3000;

f) Medical electrical equipment, nor any equipment connected to medical electrical equipment in a medical electrical system, as defined in AS/NZS 3551;

NOTE - Test and inspection requirements for this equipment are contained in AS/NZS 3551.

g) Portable generators, within the scope of AS/NZS 3010;

h) In New Zealand, demonstration stock in retail or wholesale outlets;

i) In Australia, demonstration stock in retail or wholesale outlets, however the responsible person should regularly conduct a visual inspection.

Document History

AS/NZS 3760
June 24, 2022
In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment and RCDs
This standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage single phase and polyphase electrical equipment, connected to an electrical supply by a flexible cord or...
September 30, 2010
In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
This Standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage single phase and polyphase electrical equipment, connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or...
September 30, 2010
In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
This Standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage single phase and polyphase electrical equipment, connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or...
September 30, 2010
In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
This Standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage single phase and polyphase electrical equipment, connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or...
December 19, 2003
In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
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December 19, 2003
In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
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May 22, 2001
In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
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February 28, 2000
In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
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March 5, 1996
In-Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
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