This page includes details of the Ausgrid inspection process and should be read in conjunction with Ausgrid’s Customer Installation Safety Plan.
Ausgrid is invested in keeping our customers, contractors and communities safe, and we are required to ensure defective electrical installations are rectified before they are switched on or connected to Ausgrid’s electricity network. The defect and inspections process, in conjunction with our Customer Installation Plan, minimises the risk of a major defect that could cause risk to life, property and the network.
Electrical installation work is inspected where it is considered to be of a type that has a higher level of risk to people and property. This includes installation work in:
Ausgrid reviews its audit program for contractors and ASPs regularly.
The following types of installation work must be inspected by Ausgrid prior to energising:
The low voltage portions of these installations will be inspected on an audit basis provided a satisfactory mandatory Installation Safety Management Plan (ISMP) has been prepared by the customer and submitted to Ausgrid in accordance with the requirements of Ausgrid’s Customer Installation Safety Plan.
|It is an offence not to comply with the requirements of all relevant electricity laws, standards and Ausgrid requirements. This includes the Service Installation Rules, Ausgrid’s network standards and safety rules and AS3000:Electrical Installations.|