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Standards for Bathroom Appliances

Electrical safety standards cover appliances used in bathrooms, such as hair care appliances, shavers, heat lamps, exhaust fans, towel rails and clothes dryers.  These standards help to protect people from harm when using appliances in damp bathroom areas. Note that additional standards to those listed below apply to flexible supply cords and plugs for electrical equipment used in bathrooms and lighting.

Australian and New Zealand standards

  • AS/NZS 3000:2007 'Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
  • AS/NZS 60335.1:2002 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - General requirements
  • AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2004 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances
  • AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2004 Household and electrical appliances - Safety - - Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care
  • AS/NZS 3194:1993 Approval and test specification - Electric shaver supply units
  • AS/NZS 3100:2009 Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
  • AS/NZS 61558.2.6:2009 Safety of power transformers, power supplies, reactors and similar products for supply voltages up to 1 100 V - Particular requirements for safety isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating safety isolating transformers
  • AS/NZS 60335.2.43:2005 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for clothes dryers and towel rails
  • AS/NZS 60598.1:2003 Luminaires - General requirements and tests
  • AS/NZS CISPR 14.1:2010 Electromagnetic Compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electrical tools and similar apparatus – Emission
  • AS/NZS CISPR 14.2:2003 Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Immunity - Product family standard The Australian electromagnetic compatibility standard for lighting products is AS/NZS CISPR 15:2006 'Limits and methods of measurement or radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment'
  • AS/NZS 4251 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) series
  • AS/NZS 61000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) series

Other regulations

  • The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) may still regulate the previous AS/NZS CISPR 14.1: 2003 Electromagnetic Compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electrical tools and similar apparatus – Emission standard.

Further information:

  • The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) provides a list of EMC standards for products required to be approved under the C-Tick scheme.

Disclaimer:

The information provided is not intended in any way to constitute legal advice.

Standards and associated regulation are constantly evolving – new standards and regulation are being developed and existing standards and regulation are continually updated.  Although every effort has been made to summarise the current standards and regulation relating to bathroom appliances, the above information may not be comprehensive.