Electrical safety on your vessel

Friday 20 December 2019
From 1 January 2020, there is a new standard for electrical requirements on domestic commercial vessels.
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We consulted on the proposed changes to NSCV subsection C5B - Electrical standard for 11 weeks in December 2018 and February 2019. During the public consultation, we received feedback from industry stakeholders addressing the scope and application of the proposed changes.

The consultation feedback report and a summary of the changes are now available on the AMSA website.

The main change to the electrical standard, is the requirement for vessels to comply with their state or territory electrical regulator's requirements as applicable. 

New or modified electrical installations on vessels less than 35 metres will also need to comply with either: 

  • Australian Standard (AS/NZS 3004.2:2014) and the required outcomes of NSCV Subsection C5B, or
  • Class Rules (without being required to obtain a certificate of classification). 

For more information, read the new NSCV subsection C5B - Electrical standard.

You can find out more about electrical requirements from your local state and territory electrical regulators. 

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