Gasfitting Standards Alert - Amendments to AS/NZS 5601 Parts 1 and 2

Monday November 7 2016

Plumbing practitioners carrying out gasfitting work are advised to familiarise themselves with the recent amendments to the relevant standards for gasfitting installations.

The relevant Standards for gasfitting installations, both for general installations (AS/NZS 5601.1) and for caravans and boats (AS/NZS 5601.2) were amended by Standards Australia on 11 May 2016.

Under the Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2008, these amendments are automatically included in the main Standard and become part of Victorian plumbing law. The Standards were amended in response to industry feedback and are designed to improve the safety of appliances and installations for consumers.

The VBA has prepared a Standards Alert explaining each amendment in detail, which is available from the plumbing standards section of VBA website. The amendments are also available free of charge from the SAI Global website.

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