Australia SAA Approvals
The following sets out the regulatory definitions of:
The Declared Articles for REAS under the NSW Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 REAS – NSW Gazette; andThe Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme (EESS) of Level 2 and 3 in-scope-equipment as published in AS/NZS 4417.2. Refer to this standard for a full list including NZ variants.
The Standards listed at the end of each definition reflects the requirements of AS/NZS 4417.2 and may be different to the New South Wales legislation.
For Non-Declared or not in-scope articles the current version will apply.
All electrical products that fall within one of the following definitions must have certification prior to sale. If you are uncertain if your product requires certification please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to apply for a certificate you will need the following:
Completed application form/online form. Test Report – The report must be endorsed with the laboratory’s accreditation logo which is recognised by the ILAC agreement. Examples are CNAS, TAF or Dakks reports, but any ILAC signatory is accepted. Alternatively, a CB report with CB Certificate is also accepted. For more information on test reports .Instruction Manual if required by the product standardLabels to be used for the Australian/NZ product.Fee payment.
Electrical safety law is different in each state and territory in Australia, and in New Zealand.
SAA Certificates are accepted in all of Australia and New Zealand as per our JAS-ANZ accreditation. SAA certifies all types of electrical equipment covered by our JAS-ANZ accreditation.
All electrical equipment must comply with the safety criteria of AS/NZS 3820 Essential safety requirements for low voltage electrical equipment. This standard sets out the principles of electrical safety and requires compliance with the relevant Australian/New Zealand safety standard for each class of product.
Some electrical equipment – variously known as declared, prescribed or Level 3 in the EESS – must be approved and certified, prior to sale, and must be marked with the approval certification number or be marked with the regulatory compliance mark (RCM). It is an offence for a person to sell declared/prescribed/level 3 electrical equipment unless the electrical equipment has been approved and certified.
In states where the RCM is mandatory, any household products must comply with the requirements for electrical equipment set out in the AS/NZS 4417 series of standards. SAA is accredited by the Queensland Government as a Recognised External Certification Scheme to provide a certification service for these products.
Non-declared electrical equipment does not have to have electrical safety approval certification prior to sale, but you have a legal obligation to ensure equipment is electrically safe. It is an offence for a person to sell non-declared electrical products unless the electrical product complies with the relevant Australian standard.
CE marking and certification is not recognised in Australia or New Zealand. The best way to ensure compliance is to have the equipment tested to the applicable standard and certified by SAA Approvals.
The seller has an obligation to ensure the electrical safety of any electrical product sold. Manufacturers and importers are encouraged to voluntarily submit any non-declared electrical product that they wish to sell for certification.
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The samples should be provided safely with standard shipping status. Please provide the samples with sterile barrier packaging if the product is planned to sell under sterile conditions. Have a question about product testing and certification? Email us at email@example.com. If possible, kindly tell us ‘how did you hear about us’.
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