Downlight Warning Sign Mandatory

DownLight Sign

New Mandatory Rule 2013

A Safety Sign shall be fitted in roof space

AS/NZS 3000:2007 Amendment 2

Clause 4.5.2.3.2 Warning Sign

Where recessed luminaires are installed in an accessible roof space, a permanent and legible warning sign shall be installed in the roof space adjacent to the access panel, in such a position that it is visible to a person entering the roof space. The sign shall comply with AS 1319 and contain the words shown in figure 4.8 with a minimum size of lettering of 10 mm.

The warning sign from “rep ELEC Trade Solutions” appears to be well designed and compliant with AS 1319:194 (Font and Font Height: 3.4.2; Colour: 3.4.4 and 3.5.1) and AS/NZS 60598.1 (Symbol) Must be permanent and legible.

The Warning Sign Must be fitted within roof space, in view and within 2 metres of each access panel. Refer to AS/NZS 3000:2007 AMDT 2 Clause 4.5.2.3.2.

There are several warning signs available from the electrical wholesalers. However, this Warning Sign from “rep ELEC Trade Solutions” appears to be very well designed and manufactured. They have added the AS/NZS 60598.1 symbol meaning “Do Not Cover Down Lights”. This provides immediate visual impact and clarity to the Warning Sign.

Secure the Warning Sign in the roof space in view and within 2 metres of each access panel. This sign is designed using flexible yet durable plastic that will not cause personal injury to any person in the roof. It will not break, tear or deteriorate from rough handling, moisture, impact or vermin.

Note: AS/NZS3000:2007 Amendment 2

Clause 1.4.84A (new definition)
1.4.84A Shall.
Indicates a statement is mandatory.

I have included this information as the definition of “Shall” was only recently added to the Electrical Wiring Rules.