Sale & supply of second-hand electrical equipment
Care must be taken when buying or selling second-hand electrical goods at any trash and treasure market.
If you are selling or supplying second-hand electrical equipment you must make certain information available to prospective buyers.
Organisations and individuals supplying or offering to supply second-hand electrical equipment must be aware of the legal obligations imposed on them under electricity safety legislation. These include:
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760 covers the requirements for In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
Suggested labels for second-hand electrical equipment
THIS SECOND-HAND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND TESTED AND COMPLIES WITH AS/NZS 3760
Purchasers are advised to have this item checked for damage and tested prior to use. It must be operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
1. The inclusion of the inspector’s identity is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.
2.The use of generic AS/NZS 3760 compliance tags, commonly used by tradesmen and inspectors and available from electrical wholesalers, is acceptable in conjunction with a label stating the equipment is second-hand.
ELECTRICITY SAFETY ACT 1998
This information can be viewed in its entirety from Energy Safe Victoria.