Cabling system works shall be carried out in accordance with the Regulations, Codes and Standards listed below.
Where New Zealand and International Standards are referenced in this document the application of the Standard shall be, unless specifically stated to the contrary, the latest edition and amendments available on the date 30 calendar days prior to the issue of any request for a quote, tender or proposal.
Where specifications or standards or any other references referred to in this document refer in turn to other specifications, standards or documents whether whole or in part, those consequential references shall apply to this specification as if they were completely contained in their entirety in the original reference.
New Zealand and International Standards
The work covered by this Specification shall comply with the following New Zealand Standards. International Standards, Specifications and Technical Bulletins are offered as guidance.
|Standard/Specification or Technical Bulletin Number
||Maximum exposure levels - 3kHz to 300GHz(Radiofrequency Fields)|
|AS/NZS CISPR 22
||Information technology equipment – Radio disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement|
||Occupational noise management|
||Acoustics – Recommended design sound levels and reverberation times for building interiors|
||Electrical installations (known as the Australian / New Zealand Wiring Rules)|
||Telecommunications Installations – Integrated Telecommunications Cabling Systems for Commercial Premises|
||Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces for Commercial Buildings.|
||Telecommunications Installations Administration of Communication Cabling System - Part 1: Basic Requirements.|
||Specification for the testing of balanced communications cabling in accordance with values set out in AS/NZS 3080:2003|
||Specification for the testing of patch cords in accordance with AS/NZS 3080:2003|
||Surge protection devices for telecommunication applications|
||Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Generic emission standard. Residential, commercial and light industry.|
||Part 1 and Part 2 Dimensions of mechanical structures of the 482.6 mm (19 in) series|
||Communications Cabling Manual, Module 2|
||Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) – 10th Edition 2003|
Regulatory Requirements and Codes of Practice
The work covered by this Specification shall comply with all statutory and other requirements including the Electricity Regulations 1997, the New Zealand Electrical Codes of Practice and all relevant New Zealand and other national and international standards declared as suitable for the purposes of the Wiring Regulations by the Secretary of Energy.
All electrical work shall comply with the New Zealand Electrical Codes of Practice and AS/NZS3000.
Other than for compliance with the Electricity Regulations and relevant New Zealand Codes of Practice, there are NO regulatory requirements for telecommunications cabling components or design practices in New Zealand.
The Telecommunications Act 2001 gives Telecom New Zealand and any other Network Operators the right to refuse connection or to disconnect unsatisfactory cabling and components from their networks.
For cabling connected to Telecom New Zealand’s network, compliance with Telecom PTC specifications is a contractual requirement.
Application of the Standards
It is recommended that the installation of cabling systems be carried out in accordance with the Ministry standards and specifications by inclusion in tender and contract documents.
In the event of conflict between Ministry standards or specifications and other regulations, codes or standards the order of precedence shall be:
Statutory Codes and Regulations
Standards or Specifications within the tender or contract
Referenced New Zealand and International Standards
Conflicts in requirements that are identified by ECE Services, Consultants, Tenderers or Contractors should be notified to ECE.Info@minedu.govt.nz.