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Electrical Codes of Practice (ECP)

The Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010 cite several New Zealand Electrical Codes of Practice (ECP), as listed in Schedule 2. Note that ECP 54 is referenced from AS/NZS 3000: 2007. Older ECPs can be found in the historical ECPs.

 

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ECP 34 [874 KB PDF, 32 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances (NZECP 34:2001) approved on 21 December 2001.

This 2001 edition replaces NZECP 34:1993.

ECP 35 [83 KB PDF, 30 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Power Systems Earthing (NZECP 35:1993) approved on 18 March 1993.

This code of practice provides guidance on acceptable methods for determining the safety of earthing systems associated with works.

ECP 36 [34 KB PDF, 16 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Harmonic Levels (NZECP 36:1993) approved on 18 March 1993.

This ECP is based on the “Limitation of Harmonic Levels” Notice 1981.

ECP 46 [779 KB PDF, 104 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for High Voltage Live Line Work (NZECP 46.2003) approved on 19 March 2003.

This ECP provides requirements for High Voltage Live Line Work.

ECP 50 [1 MB PDF, 64 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Repair and Maintenance of Domestic Electrical Appliances by the Owner of the Appliance (NZECP 50:2004) approved on 27 July 2004.

The code contains extracts from the Electricity Act 1992 and Electricity Regulations 1997 are applicable to the maintenance of electrical appliances.

ECP 51 [1.7 MB PDF, 86 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Homeowner/Occupier's Electrical Wiring Work in Domestic Installations (NZECP 51:2004) approved on 27 July 2004.

The code contains extracts from the Electricity Act 1992 and Electricity Regulations 1997 are applicable to domestic electrical installations that are owned and occupied by the owner.

ECP 54 [1.8 MB PDF, 19 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for the Installation of Recessed Luminaires and Auxiliary Equipment (NZECP 54:2001) approved on 13 June 2001.

This code contains requirements for the Installation of Recessed Luminaires and Auxiliary Equipment.

ECP 60 [44 KB PDF, 19 pages]

New Zealand Electrical Code of Practice for Inspection, Testing and Certification of Low Voltage A.C. Railway Signalling Control Circuits (NZECP 60:1997) approved on 11 March 1998.

This code contains requirements for Inspection, Testing and Certification of Low Voltage A.C. Railway Signalling Control Circuits.


 

Historical electrical codes of practice

Electrical codes of practice that have been revoked or are no longer cited by the current regulations.

Read more about Historical electrical codes of practice

Last updated 11 June 2012
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