Did you know… Plugs

Did you know… Plugs

It has been a mandatory requirement since 2005 that all electrical appliances for sale or hire must have insulated Active and Neutral pins on their plugs.

This insulation significantly improves safety by preventing contact with live Active and Neutral pins when the plug is not fully inserted into the socket.  In particular little fingers can find their way into such openings, or metal object can accidently fall across them.

Equipment sold prior to 2005 does not need to have plugs with insulated pins fitted to pass the electrical safety tests required by AS/NZS 3760:2010, but if any repairs are carried out on the equipment it is highly recommended to take the opportunity to fit a plug with insulated pins.insulated plug pins