The definition of arm’s reach is 1.25m
horizontally from the spa, and 2.5m above
the top of the spa. Conductive fittings
include fencing, handrails, spa cover lifters,
gazebos, metal faciers, gutters, downpipes, metal
shower heads, water taps, metal window frames, etc.
Of particular note here are cover lifters
and handrails which are commonly used
on portable spas. Many of these have
designs incorporating a plate that slips
under the spa in contact with the ground
via a concrete slab? or a wet ? timber deck.
Such an installation requires a bond installed
by an electrician in order to comply with this Standard.
i.e. a 4-6mm² earth cable joining all exposed metal together, use cable lugs, nuts & bolts, make sure metal is clean and treat with zinc rich paint Bob
SPASA Australia is conducting one day
Spa Service & Repairs – Professional Level III
course around the country for members and
This is just one of many topics that will be covered.
It is highly recommended for all industry members
performing work on spas.
Contact: These tips are supplied by Adrian Lacy
of Spatex. For more information call 1300 772 839.
Caption: Handrail (left) and lifter (right)