Resources

Legislation

Australian Standards are available for purchase from SAI Global

The relevant Australian Standards we test to are:

AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical Installations – Construction and Demolition Sites.
AS/NZS 5761:2011 In-service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment – Second hand equipment prior to sale
AS/NZS 3551:2012 Management programs for medical equipment.
AS/NZS 3350.1:2002 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - General requirements.
AS/NZS 60335.2.25:2002 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens.

In South Australia the regulations are monitored and enforced by the State Government, SafeWork SA, and The Office of the Technical Regulator.

The Safework SA website has the Codes of Practice and more information for easy access at SafeWork SA with the SafeWork Australia website here SafeWork Australia

The OHS Act can be found here OHS Act for reference to use with the relevant Codes of Practice from the SafeWork SA website.

Office of the Technical Regulator for South Australia is here OTR Website

Notifiable Incident Reporting to SafeWork SA.


It is a legal responsibility of the PCBU to notify SafeWork SA of any work-related injury that requires treatment as an inpatient in a hospital immediately after the injury (disregarding any time taken for emergency treatment or to get the person to hospital). In accordance with section 38 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) as a PCBU, you must notify SafeWork SA of fatalities, serious injuries and illnesses, and dangerous incidents that arise out of the conduct of the business or undertaking, as soon as you become aware of the incident. 

The forms and more information can be found here Notifiable Incident Reporting.

If you are reporting work-related injuries or incidents to SafeWork SA the 24 hour Emergency Telephone number is 1800 777 209.

If you are unsure whether or not to report any work-related injuries or incidents to SafeWork SA contact the SafeWork SA Help Centre on 1300 365 255.