Categories for Electrical Safety Certificate

Changes to RCD Requirements

24/1/2019
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AICWA has contacted DMRIS to obtain additional information on the recent changes (Jan 1st, 2019)  so as to understand requirements for landlords, buyers and sellers.DMIRs previously advised that:   The 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules) is now available. The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government. Previously in residences, all final sub-circuits supplying socket outlets and lights had to be protected with 30mA RCDs. In future, all final sub-circuits in residential...

More RCD’s in new buildings from 1/1/19

12/6/2018
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AICWA members will be aware that since 2007, all new residential premises must be fitted with at least two RCD’s (as per AS/NZS standard 3000:2007) For all domestic dwellings built before 2007, the vendor must arrange for the RCD’s to be installed before transfer of title or prior to the renting/leasing of the premises. A new version of AS/NZS 300 was released on June 26th. ASNZS 3000:2018 will commence on January 1st 2019. The new standard requires an RCD to...

Selling to someone who is Demolishing

17/1/2018
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Smoke Alarms DMIRS Bulletin #78 Smoke alarms in dwellings proposed for demolitionWestern Australia’s Building Regulations 2012 require owners of residential dwellings to have compliant smoke alarms installed prior to the sale, transfer of ownership, rent or hire of the dwelling.  Changes to the Regulations that come into effect on 22 January 2018 provide an exemption for owners who are transferring ownership to a person intending to demolish the dwelling.This means the current owner of a dwelling that is subject to transfer...

Smoke Alarms 2018 Important Update

14/7/2017
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Is a Hard Wired Smoke Alarm Enough?We have written on the important topic of smoke alarms on numerous times in the past and it has always generated considerable interest. Key issues have included: What are the rules? When do they apply? Does it matter when the property was built? Battery or Hardwired? Interconnected? Transition Rules and compliance with which Australian Standard? Our previous blog dealt with the above issues so we are not going to cover them again here. You...

Electrical Safety Certificates vs Electrical Condition Reports

10/4/2016
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The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) have previously published information regarding the issuing of electrical safety certificates.  NECA has received confirmation via email from the Department of Commerce stating the following:“Safety certificates are not to be issued unless it is installation work as described in the Electrical (licensing) regulations 1991 section 52B. Going to a property and ensuring correct operation and that the premises complies to the legislation is not installation work. The form is an official certificate and...