E-book for electrical workers - Standard: AS/NZS 3019:2007

You may recall that in August 2018 Standards NZ launched the eBook version of standard: AS/NS 3019:2007 Electrical installations – Periodic verification. Since its launch there has been over 120 individual downloads of the eBook. Whilst Standards NZ are happy with this trial they want to grow this number, get your feedback on how easy it is to use, and also how you, the electrical workers are actually using it.

If you haven’t used it yet, you may be wondering what an eBook is and how to access it. Ebooks are just digital versions of books, like the ones Amazon sell to read on a Kindle. The more universal format of an eBook can be read on most devices and resizes to fit the screen. Much like a pdf, you can download and read them offline.

This eBook standard is only accessible via the Board’s standards subscription. All licensed electrical workers have free access to this eBook as well as 83+ other electrical related standards. Just log on to the Board’s website online portal to access them.

Once you are into the list of subscribed standards, navigate to the product page for AS/NZS 3019:2007 Electrical installations – Periodic verification. On the page you will see two formats available, the usual pdf, and an eBook. You can download either or both. (The same rights restrictions apply.) There is also a link to some tips on opening the eBook.

As electrical workers, you know only too well the need to comply with standards cited in regulations to make sure you and your work comply with the law. In order to do so you need to know which standards are relevant and what the content of these standards are, hence our ongoing partnership with Standards NZ to make these readily available to you.

We’d love to hear from you about the following:

  • Do you read other eBooks?
  • Is an offline digital format (like an eBook) useful? Or is having to be online a barrier to access?
  • How easy is it to read,navigate and search the eBook?
  • What device would you read it on?
  • What app would you use?
  • Would you like to see more standards in this, or similar formats?
  • What else might be useful in a digital format?

Please email ewrb@mbie.govt.nz with your feedback. We will collate it over the coming months to help with our ongoing review and improvements of the service.