Electrical Safety Bill consultation period closed
CBOS would like to thank anyone who provided a submission relating to the new Electrical Safety Bill 2020.
The Tasmanian Government is reforming and consolidating electrical safety laws, which have not been updated since the 1990s. The Bill consolidates the electricity safety laws, reduces duplication and improves flexibility in adopting and managing new electrical technologies as they develop.
We are pleased with the positive commitment to improving electricity safety in the state, as a number of well-considered and valued submissions have been received.
You can review the submissions on the Department of Justice website.
ESS Hazard Alerts
Electrical Standards and Safety have produced the following Hazard Alerts which relate to particular safety concerns and risks raised about electrical products and practices.
|Hazard Alert Title||Summary|
Published June 2022
Hazard alert regarding LG energy storage systems and ESS batteries or a SolaX X-Cabinet, Power Station or Opal Storage system containing a recalled battery.
Published March 2022
Hazard alert regarding the use of adaptors to allow after-market generic batteries to fit different products, particularly battery
Published December 2020
|Warning on the use of both commercial and domestic tumble dryers to dry items exposed to cooking fats and other oils which can result in a fire.|
|Hazard Alert 3 - Detrimental effects on flued appliances when installing mechanical ventilation (exhaust fans) (PDF, 178.0 KB)|
Published October 2020
|Warning on the impact on the safe operation of open flued gas space heaters when installing or replacing kitchen range hoods and bathroom exhaust fans.|
Published June 2020
|Warning on the hazards when cable insulation deteriorates resulting in increased risk of electric shock, arcing and fire.|
Published July 2018
|Warning on hazards when RCBO devices are incorrectly wired and may not operate when leakage current is present|
Selected Electrical Recall Alerts
Electrical Standards and Safety draws your attention to the following recalls, the full list of all recalls is at recalls.gov.au. The ACCC website has additional information.
LG Battery Energy Storage System - Recall
Battery storage installed in conjunction with solar systems. Recalled due to a defect that may result in batteries overheating and catching fire. This recall applies to particular models and serial numbers.
For further information and to check if your system is affected visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
ESS Compliance Guides
Electrical Standards and Safety have produced the following Compliance Guides which provide an explanation of technical requirements most often contained with a Standard.
|Compliance Guide Title||Summary|
Published: May 2022
|Explains installation requirements for photovoltaic (PV) DC cables from June 2022.|
Published: July 2021
|Explains the reporting requirements when an electrician finds an unsafe electrical installation.|
Published: November 2020
|Explains the safety requirements to use the same d.c. connectors (type and manufacture) within photovoltaic (pv) solar installations|
Published: October 2020
|Explains electricity consumption metering locations and the associated restrictions related to enclosure height, conducting repairs, alterations and replacing meters.|
Published: October 2019
Changes to solar installation requirements - AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical Installations - Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment.
The Standard is mandatory from 11 January 2020. Supersedes AS 4086.2:1997 Secondary Batteries for use with stand-alone systems, part 2: Installation and maintenance.
Published: October 2019
|Covers changes to AS/NZS 5033:2014 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays and DC isolator protection from environmental effects. The amendment came into effect on 29 June 2019.|
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