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AS/NZS 3002:2021


Electrical installations — Shows, carnivals and events

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This Standard sets out requirements for the supply of electricity to power consuming devices for shows, carnivals and events, public events and limited duration private domestic or private corporate events where attendance is expected to be in excess of 30 people or when staff are employed for the event.
Published: 25/06/2021
Pages: 85
Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.1.1 General
1.1.2 Inclusions
1.1.3 Exclusions
1.2 Application
1.3 Normative references
1.4 Terms and definitions
1.5 Alterations and repairs
1.5.1 Alterations
1.5.2 Repairs
2 Installation wiring for shows, carnivals and events
2.1 General
2.2 Method of supply
2.2.1 General
2.2.2 Normal supply
2.2.3 Alternative supply
2.2.4 Standalone supply
2.2.5 Supplementary supply
2.3 Maximum demand
2.4 General arrangement, control and protection
2.4.1 Control and isolation
2.4.2 Overcurrent protection Connection facility overcurrent protection In Australia Final subcircuit overcurrent protection Overcurrent protection marking requirements
2.5 Additional protection by residual current devices (RCDs)
2.5.1 Requirements for additional RCD protection
2.5.2 Location of RCD protection
2.6 Switchboards
2.6.1 General
2.6.2 Accessibility
2.6.3 Mounting height
2.6.4 Identification
2.6.5 Strain relief
2.6.6 Isolation devices Control Marking of isolating switches
2.7 Wiring systems
2.7.1 General
2.7.2 Cable selection
2.7.3 Connection of cables Direct connections facilities Keyed single pole connectors Socket-outlets for connection facilities
2.7.4 Underground wiring
2.7.5 Aerial wiring system General Types of conductor Minimum size Clearances General Safety warnings Distance between supports (spans)
2.7.6 Electrical connections General Enclosure
3 Event wiring
3.1 General
3.2 Electrical supply
3.2.1 Supply from electrical installation Confirmation of overcurrent and RCD protection Additional protection of event wiring
3.2.2 Supply by generating system General Residual Current Devices for generator sets and inverters Generating sets Inverters
3.3 Maximum demand
3.4 Event switchboards
3.4.1 Enclosure
3.4.2 Accessibility
3.4.3 Mounting height
3.4.4 Socket-outlets
3.5 Event wiring systems
3.5.1 Cable selection
3.5.2 Connection of cables Direct connections Keyed single pole connectors (couplers) General Description of the connection system Keyed single pole connectors construction
3.5.3 Cables installed on ground, floor or platform
3.5.4 Underground wiring
3.5.5 Aerial Wiring
3.5.6 Cables supported by a catenary Types of cables Catenary supports Clearances
3.6 Flexible cords and cord extension sets
3.6.1 General Application Minimum conductor size and core configuration Type of flexible cord and cable Colour Accessories for connection Maximum length Protection of flexible cords or cables Installation of flexible cords or cables Location Installed on event fencing
3.6.2 Event wiring - detachable connections General Plugs Cord extension sockets Assembly for construction sites Auxiliary socket-outlet panels Outlet boxes Electrical portable outlet devices
3.7 Electrical accessories for events
3.7.1 General
3.7.2 ACS for event sites General Enclosure Location Socket-outlets
3.7.3 Auxiliary socket-outlet panels Construction Supply
3.7.4 Outlet boxes General Construction Termination of supply lead Overcurrent protection General Rating Operation Protection against earth leakage current Control switches Marking Socket-outlets Earthing
3.7.5 Electrical portable outlet devices General Connection to low voltage electrical power supply Location
3.8 Electrical equipment for events
3.8.1 General
3.8.2 Electrical accessories
3.8.3 Event lighting General Types of lighting Lighting chains Rope-light chains General lighting Location of lighting Environmental considerations Clearances Loading of lighting systems Protection against earth leakage current
3.8.4 Prohibited zones around gas cylinders General Electrical equipment near gas cylinders
3.9 Riding devices
4 Verification
4.1 General
4.2 In Australia
4.2.1 Initial verification of installation wiring
4.2.2 Initial verification of event wiring
4.2.3 Periodic verification Installation wiring Event wiring
4.3 In New Zealand
4.3.1 Initial verification Installation wiring Sites not normally used for events Event wiring
4.3.2 Verification following repairs
4.3.3 Periodic assessment Installation wiring Event wiring General Distribution equipment Other equipment Testing of residual current devices
Appendix A
Appendix B
B.1 General
B.2 ACS — Assembly for Construction Sites
B.2.1 General
B.2.2 Classification of assembly for construction sites
B.3 Auxiliary socket-outlet panel
B.4 Outlet box
B.5 EPOD — Electric Portable Outlet Device
B.6 PSOA — Portable Socket-Outlet Assembly
B.7 PRCD — Portable residual current device
Appendix C
C.1 Introduction
C.2 Record of Assessment (RoA)
C.3 Competence
C.4 Inspection of venue
C.4.1 Protection against direct contact
C.4.2 Protection against indirect contact
C.4.3 Switchboards
C.4.3.1 Identification and labelling
C.4.3.2 Suitability
C.4.4 Underground wiring
C.4.5 Aerial wiring systems
C.4.6 Connection facilities
C.4.6.1 General
C.4.6.2 Socket-outlet connection facilities
C.4.6.3 Other connection facilities
C.4.7 Overload protection
C.4.8 Protection against earth leakage current
C.4.9 Rating of protective devices
C.5 Testing of venues
C.5.1 Polarity of socket-outlets
C.5.2 Residual current devices
C.5.3 Isolating transformers
C.5.4 Earth fault loop impedance
C.6 Record of assessment checklist and form
C.6.1Assessment checklist
C.6.2 Record of assessment
C.6.3 Labelling
Appendix D
D.1 General
D.1.1 Application
D.1.2 Competence
D.2 Wiring systems
D.2.1 General
D.2.2 Cables on supports
D.2.3 Lengths of cables
D.3 Connection facilities
D.3.1 Direct connections
D.3.2 Detachable connections
D.4 Distribution equipment
D.4.1 General
D.4.2 Location and mounting
D.4.3 Ingress protection
D.4.4 Protection against earth leakage current
D.4.5 Marking
D.5 Electrical portable outlet devices
D.5.1 Use of EPODs
D.5.2 Location
D.5.3 Weatherproofing
D.6 Lighting
D.6.1 General
D.6.2 Clearances (lighting)
D.6.3 Decorative lighting outfits
D.7 Riding devices
D.8 Batteries
D.9 Generators
D.10 Concession equipment
D.10.1 Evidence of safety
D.10.2 Equipment in hazardous areas
Appendix E
Appendix F
F.1 General
F.1.1 Classification
F.1.2 Designation
F.1.2.1 General
F.1.2.2 Basic designation
F.1.2.3 Single characteristic numeral designation
F.1.3 First characteristic numeral
F.1.4 Second characteristic numeral
F.1.5 Supplementary letter W
F.1.6 Supply and installation
F.1.6.1 Components
F.1.6.2 Instructions
F.2 Particular wiring system applications
F.2.1 Building code
F.2.2 Equipment installation standards
F.3 Fire-protected wiring systems
F.4 Mechanically protected wiring systems
F.4.1 General
F.4.2 Application of wiring systems
F.4.3 Unenclosed wiring systems
F.4.4 Enclosed wiring systems
F.5 Guide to mechanical protection classification
F.5.1 General
F.5.2 WSX1 mechanical protection systems
F.5.3 WSX2 mechanical protection systems
F.5.4 WSX3 mechanical protection systems
Appendix G
Appendix H
Cited references in this standard
AS/NZS 5000
Electric cables — Polymeric insulated (series)
Safety of portable inverters
AS/NZS 4509
Stand-alone power systems (series)
In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment and RCDs
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies, Part 4: Particular requirements for assemblies for construction sites (ACS)
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