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Electrical standards for classroom laboratories

Submitted by sat on 25 March 2015

Thanks for your question.

The Australian Standard that you need to refer to is AS/NZS 2982:2010 Laboratory design and construction.

Section 10 contains information specifically for secondary school laboratories and states the following:


All power to general purpose outlets for student use shall be supplied through an emergency/master control circuit operated by a suitably labelled push-button, with key operated manual reset, located near the teacher's bench adjacent to the main gas isolating valves.[i]

See also a previous related question Electrical Services in a School Lab

I hope this has answered your question.


[i] This extract is from AS/NZS 2982:2010 ‘Laboratory design and construction’ reproduced with permission from SAI Global Ltd under Licence 1407-c117