New gas installation standard effective from 31 March 2014
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
A new standard for gas installations took effect in Victoria on 31 March 2014. Gasfitting work in Victoria is now required to comply with the new standard. The new standard comes in two parts, each of which is a standard in its own right:
- AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Gas Installations – Part 1: General Installations
- AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Gas Installations – LP Gas Installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes
This follows the passing of the Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Amendment Regulations 2014. The new standard, which replaces the older AS 5601: 2004 Gas Installations, was published by Standards Australia in September 2013.
Many plumbers and gasfitters took part in a series of information sessions (organised by Energy Safe Victoria and the VBA) earlier this year, to learn about the new standard. A copy of the presentation, along with more details about the standard, is available on the Energy Safe Victoria website.