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Electrical Air Conditioning Work Laws


According to the Queensland Government the following applies to electrical work carried out in conjunction with the installation of an air conditioner -:

An electrical contracting licence is required to install an air-conditioning unit.

Only an electrical mechanic can install wiring between the inside and outside units or perform installation work on the circuit supplying an air-conditioner.

A restricted electrical licence is intended to allow a non-electrical tradesperson to safely perform simple electrical maintenance tasks for their trade.

A refrigeration mechanic holding a restricted electrical licence cannot perform electrical installation work.

A refrigeration mechanic with a restricted licence can disconnect and reconnect electrical equipment and replace like with like electrical components of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

(These rules may vary from state to state)