Exclusion Zones – Cookers

Prohibited Equipment:

  • Socket outlets, switches, electrical equipment
  • Low voltage and extra-low voltage devices must not be fitted in this zone

The prohibited area is any surface that is within:

  • 150mm from edge of cooktop
  • Between cooktop surface and any range hood/cupboard directly overhead

The prohibited area does not extend up surrounding walls that are above the height of the range hood. This is a variation from AS/NZS 3000 requirements.

Refer Clause 4.9.4. Diagram can be found in Figure 4.4 of the standard (page 60).