Test & Tag standard (AS/NZS 3760) – further public comment

Posted on Friday, June 18th, 2010

In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment

Public comment

The following draft Standard is available for you to comment on. The closing date for comments on this draft Standard is 9 July 2010.
DR3760 CP, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment

The committee, in conjunction with Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand, has decided that it is important to now invite a second public comment on DR 3760, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment for the following reasons:

  • Maximum leakage current in Table 1 and Minimum insulation resistance in Table 2 for Class I and II equipment do not align. Comment is requested on whether leakage current value for Class I should be reduced to 1 mA or minimum insulation resistance value for Class II should be increased to 2 M?.
  • Table 4, there is now no difference in the intervals between inspection and tests of Class I equipment, Class II equipment, or cord sets, cord extension sets, and EPODs. Other significant changes include the intervals between inspection and tests of Class II (double insulated) for factories, workshops, and equipment used for commercial cleaning reduced to every 6 months from every year. Also the push-button test for portable appliances used in commercial cleaning has changed from every 3 months to daily or before every use, whichever is the longer.

The committee seeks specific comment only on these proposed changes.

To download a free copy of DR3760 CP, In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment CLICK HERE

(Hint: this draft will be substantially similar to the final version that you will have to buy once it is published)