NECA is working closely with Standards Australia, switchboard manufacturers, and the broader electrical industry to clarify how the new AS/NZS 61439 series of standards will be practically applied and the potential impact on electrical contractors and their projects. After May 2021 the following applies:
- Only AS/NZS 61439 is acceptable for specification
- Replacing like for like electrical components is allowable
To alleviate any areas of misunderstanding from the old standard to the new standard, NECA recently held a webinar with a panel of industry experts to clarify any responsibilities in the specification, testing, design and build between user and assembly manufacturer.