The newly revised Australian Standard – AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules) – has over 200 changes from its previous release, including greater clarification regarding equipment isolation and cooking appliance switching devices.

According to this Standard, ‘A circuit for a fixed or stationary cooking appliance having an open cooking surface incorporating electric heating, e.g. a cooktop, deep fat fryer, barbecue griddle or similar, shall be provided with a switch, operating in all active conductors, mounted near the appliance in a visible and readily accessible position’.

Compliance with the Wiring Rules is applied on a mandatory basis in accordance with your relevant state legislation. As a professional designer, it’s critical that you make yourself aware of the Rules, and know your best point of contact if or when an issue arises.

KBDi’s Education Partner, Designer Training Australia, has put together a Technical Bulletin which outlines the specific Standard requirements related to isolation switches, and sets out a list of all Australian Electricity Regulators. This extremely useful document is available at no cost to all current financial designer members of KBDi. To get your copy delivered to your inbox, simply complete the form below and we’ll get the document to you.