The full title of this standard is AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service Safety Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

Below are several extracts from the Standard which broadly out line what is required. This extract provided by Standards NZ under licence 001147


This Standard specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of low voltage single phase and polyphase electrical equipment, connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or connecting device, and that

  1. (a)  Is new equipment placed into service for the first time;
  2. (b)  Is already in-service;
  3. (c)  Has been serviced or repaired;
  4. (d)  Is returning to service from a second-hand sale; or
  5. (e)  Is available for hire.

This Standard also specifies procedures for the safety inspection and testing of

  1. (f)  Residual current devices (RCDs) except those within the scope of AS/NZS 3003 and NZS 6115; and
  2. (g)  Portable inverters that generate or produce low voltage.

Typical examples of equipment covered by this Standard are:

  1. (h)  Portable equipment, hand-held equipment and stationary equipment, designed for connection to the low voltage supply by a supply cord, an appliance inlet or pins for insertion into a socket-outlet (see Figure G1);
  2. (i)  Cord sets, cord extension sets and outlet devices (also known as electrical portable outlet devices (EPODs), or power boards);
  3. (j)  Flexible cords connected to fixed equipment in hostile environments;
  4. (k)  Portable power supplies (includes power adaptor/plug-pack, both of the safety isolating

    transformer and switch-mode type);

  5. (l)  Battery chargers including those for commercial or industrial use;
  6. (m)  Portable and transportable heavy duty tools such as high pressure washers and concrete


  1. 1.1.7

    This Standard does not apply to medical electrical equipment nor any equipment connected to medical electrical equipment in a medical electrical system as defined in AS/NZS 3551.

    NOTE – Test and inspection requirements for this equipment are contained in AS/NZS 3551