We would like to advise members that the 2010 version of this standard was updated by Standards Australia on 4 November 2019. The latest version is already available on our TKB for members to view here.
AS/NZS 3012:2019 This Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard was prepared by Joint Technical Committee EL-001, Wiring Rules. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 23 July 2019 and by the New Zealand Standards Approval Board on 2 October 2019. This Standard was published on 4 November 2019.
This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL-001, Wiring Rules, to supersede AS/NZS 3012:2010. The objective of this Standard is to establish sound practices for the safe use of electricity at construction and demolition sites. It is to be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 3000, Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules).
The main differences between this Standard and AS/NZS 3012:2010 include the following:
(a) The requirements of this Standard have been updated to reflect changes to AS/NZS 3000.
(b) A reference to AS/NZS 61439.4 has been included for switchboard compliance for Assemblies for Construction Sites (ACS) (see Clause 1.4.3).
(c) Clause title has been amended to ‘Multi-level buildings’ (see Clause 22.214.171.124).
(d) Clause title has been amended to ‘Assemblies for construction sites (ACS) switchboard construction’, and a reference to AS/NZS 61439.4 has been included for switchboard compliance (see Clause 126.96.36.199).
(e) Reference to AS 2790 has been deleted, as have Notes (b)2 and (b)6 (see Clause 188.8.131.52).
(f) Figure from AS/NZS 3010:2017 for connection from a standalone generator to a site switchboard with an MEN link and electrode has been included (see Figure 2.1).
(g) Figure from AS/NZS 3010:2017 for an isolated winding generator with integral socket outlets has been included (see Figure 2.2).
(h) Figure from AS/NZS 3010:2017 for a generator with integral RCD protected socket outlets has been included (see Figure 2.3).
(i) Clause has been reworded for reference to AS/NZS 3190 and for requirements for marking and regulatory approval (see Clause 2.6.10).
(j) Requirement to prevent unauthorized disconnection of emergency lighting that has detachable connections (see Clause 184.108.40.206).
(k) Temporary protected lighting (TPL) as defined in AS/NZS 60598.2.20 is not considered to be festoon lighting (see Clause 2.7.6).
(l) Clause 3.3 has been deleted and reference to personnel requirements to be a qualified person or a competent person has been included in Clauses 3.3.1 to 3.6.
(m) Out of service tag to be attached to non-compliant equipment (see Clause 3.7.2).
(n) Tag for compliant equipment to include the name of the person (and the company if applicable), and the test and re-test date (see Clause 3.7.3).
(o) Reference to AS 2790 deleted.
(p) Reference to AS/NZS 60598.2.20, Luminaires, Part 2.20: Particular requirements— Lighting chains, included.
(q) Reference to Building Code of Australia (BCA) deleted and replaced with National Construction Code of Australia (NCC) (see Appendices A and B) and New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) (see Appendix A). The NCC extracts in Appendix B for use in Australia and New Zealand have been deleted, and Appendix B made void.
(r) New appendix has been added for New Zealand only on construction power arrangements for domestic housing sites (see Appendix J).