A recent analysis of Inspector Order defects has highlighted compliance issues with fire seal requirements for switchboards.
Too many installations do not have, or have inadequate, fire seals on switchboard entry and exit points.
Over recent months, designated Electrical Inspectors have issued seven times more orders due to fire seals issues than any other serious defect.
AS/NZS 3000:2007 clause 2.9.7 sets out the requirements for fire seals. To avoid a $171 reinspection fee, electrical contractors should ensure these requirements are fully understood by their workers and ensure compliance accordingly.