Industry Update: Amendments to Gas Standards AS/NZ 5601.1:2013 and AS/NZS 5601.2:2013

Tuesday May 31 2016

On 11 May 2016 Standards Australia published amendments to the following gas standards;

  • AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Gas installations Part 1: Gas installations - Amendment No.2
  • AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Gas installations Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes - Amendment No.1

Practitioners will note new requirements including enhanced provisions for radiant gas heaters and gas barbeques intended for outdoor use in both parts, enhanced commissioning procedures and spillage tests for flued appliances (Appendix R) in AS/NZS 5601.1.

Practitioners are reminded that they are required to follow these requirements from the date of publication. The VBA strongly encourages practitioners to obtain a copy of the standards amendments from SAI Global.

The VBA will shortly publish a Standards Alert detailing the principle changes. The alert will be available on the VBA's website.

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