BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
SOME 137 members and non-members of the Institution of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects (PUJA) attended a talk on Electrical Installation Standards, addressing requirements and compliance.
The talk, organised by PUJA Academy Sdn Bhd and ASEAN Engineering Register, consisted of two topics on ‘Feasibility Study on Electrical Installation Standards in Buildings amongst ASEAN Countries’ and ‘Overview of the Wiring Regulations: Requirements for Special Installations or Locations’.
Yau Chau Fong, a member of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, in his talk touched about the importance of the installation standards in ensuring safety and promotion of cross-border economic activities.
Electrical installation is one of the key areas within the broad electrotechnical spectrum as it directly impacts humans.
PUJA says the study has two milestones to achieve in line with objectives of the formation of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO), firstly to promote goodwill and mutual understanding and secondly to establish and develop ASEAN baseline standard for the engineering profession.
“Compliance to standards takes place in various degree depending on the local regulatory requirement as well as the driving power of the professional institution in any particular country.” – PUJA
Meanwhile, another speaker Lim Kim Ten, a professional electrical engineer spoke about healthcare installations in medical premises.
He said that low voltage electrical installations for healthcare facilities is among the most complex electrical installations.
Some of the standards that should be considered include radiation control, static control, equipment safety and power quality, among others.