AS/NZS 3000 – What electrical designers must know Part 2

Engineering context

AS/NZS 3000:2018 is a mandatory standard to design, construct and verify safe electrical installations. It’s general title, "The Wiring Rules” hides the fact that it is not just for houses but applies to all electrical installations across all types of premises.

During this webinar, you'll explore in further detail, the important electrical design technical concepts referenced in the standard.

Learning outcomes

  • Comply with the relevant electrical safety legislation
  • Understand the contents of AS/NZS 3000
  • Learn about the fundamental technical concepts outlined in the standard
    • Fault loop impedance
    • Fault protection – grading
    • Earth leakage circuit breakers
    • Effect of thermal insulation on cable rating
    • Earthing
    • Verification methods

Related sessions:

This webinar is Part 2 of the AS/NZS 3000 webinar series. Part 1 provides an introduction to the standard:

AS/NZS 3000 – What electrical designers must know Part 2


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This webinar is ideal for designers of electrical installations and electrical engineers across all industries. Architects and construction professionals will also find it useful.

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Your facilitator for this course

John Giles is a highly experienced electrical engineer with a detailed understanding of all aspects of electrical engineering. He has a broad understanding of civil, structural and mechanical engineering principles and practices gained from experience in the infrastructure project industry. His experience spans more than 40 years.

John’s varied experience includes hydro-electric, diesel and gas turbine power generation, HV power transmission systems, HV power distribution, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, control and instrumentation, railway power distribution, microwave and communications networks, building services, and process automation.

John was chief engineer for UGL Infrastructure for 30 years where he lead and maintained the high standard of engineering service produced for the company’s infrastructure projects.

John led the development of 'Safety In Design' approaches within UGL Infrastructure, introducing tools such as the CHAIR process and HAZOP/CHAZOP reviews. He has conducted over 100 SID workshops for electricity and water/wastewater infrastructure projects.

He is Principal of his own company, Appleseed Engineering, a member of Standards Australia Committees EL43 (AS2067) and EL52 (AS7000), and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

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