Question:

 

What are the requirements when changing over a switchboard? 

 

Answer:

 

RCD’s are required on all socket outlet and lighting circuits

Bare earthing conductors are required to be insulated with green sleeving or heat shrink. Tape is not suitable unless held in position with a cable tie.

All main switches and circuit protective devices are required to be labelled as to what they control.

All cables must pass through close fitting holes and the switchboard must be fire proofed.

The main switch/switches must be no higher than 2 metres.( If the switchboard was installed at 7 feet it can remain at that height as long as it complied to the regulations of the day when installed)

Standards Australia and the Energy Safe Victoria have agreed that the above are mandatory. Refer the following link.

http://www.wiringrules.standards.org.au

 

Question:

 

When is Prescribed work classed as Non Prescribed work?

 

Answer:

 

ESV has produced guidelines for like repairs. Click here

 

Question:

 

How can I get technical information from Energy Safe Victoria?

 

Answer:

 

You can ring a Compliance Officer on 03 9203 9700 or check their Technical Documents page here