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AS/NZS 1020:2023


The control of static electricity in non-hazardous areas

AS/NZS 1020:2023 sets out requirements and recommendations for controlling static electricity (static) that is incidentally generated by processes and activities in non-hazardous areas. Depending on circumstances, static can present risks, hazards, damage, static shock or inconvenience
Published: 02/06/2023
Pages: 26
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Static electricity
4.1 General
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Dangers
4.1.3 Factors affecting electrostatic charging
4.2 Common sources of generation
4.3 Nature of static discharges
4.4 Competence of personnel
5 Static electricity assessment
5.1 General
5.2 Components of a static electricity assessment
5.3 Identification of potential hazard
6 Static electricity control plan
6.1 General
6.2 Components of a static electricity control plan
7 Static electricity measurement and types of control
7.1 Hierarchy of hazard controls
7.2 Measurement
7.2.1 General
7.2.2 Surface resistivity measurement
7.2.3 Static in location or static in situ measurement
7.2.4 Resistance of static bond
7.2.5 Static earth measurement
7.3 Types of static controls
7.3.1 General
7.3.2 Earthing General Basic considerations Design Static earth system components Static earth electrode Configuration Static earth electrode terminal Main static earth conductor General Main static earth distribution bus Static earth to protective earth link Equipotential connections to other earth networks Earth conductor size and colour All-metal systems Metal plant with insulating parts Testing of earthing systems
7.3.3 Bonding General Basic considerations Clamps used for mobile static bonds Cables used for mobile static bonds Transfer hoses
7.3.4 Flooring, lifts, stairwells and landings General Flooring General Temporary or limited measures Sprays Discharge mats Lifts, stair wells and landings
7.3.5 Personal protective equipment Onsite testing and static maintenance program Footwear and heel straps Wrist straps Dissipative clothing Other protective clothing and equipment
7.3.6 Passive ionizers
7.3.7 Static ionizers General AC ionizing equipment DC ionizing equipment
7.3.8 Static web cleaners
7.3.9 Humidifiers
7.3.10 Conductivity improvers
7.3.11 Electrostatic sensitive equipment General Pacemakers/medical implants Package labelling
7.3.12 Packaging types
7.3.13 Static generators
Appendix A
A.1 General
A.2 Document structure
A.2.1 General
A.2.2 Why is it important to undertake a static electricity assessment?
A.2.3 Questionnaire section
A.2.4 Declaration section
Appendix B
B.1 General
B.2 Document structure
B.2.1 General
B.2.2 Copy of the static electricity assessment
B.2.3 Static in situ test results
B.2.4 Static area diagram
B.2.5 Static control program
B.2.6 Earthing and bonding
B.2.7 Declaration
Cited references in this standard
Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
Content history
DR AS/NZS 1020:2022
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