Australia's standards body for the Standards Association of Australian, so many of my friends to the Australian SAA certificate is called certification. SAA is in fact standard-setting bodies, rather than issuing product certificates. SAA was later renamed: Standards Australia Limited. SAA is an independent company, there is no direct relationship with the government, but the federal and state governments is that it one of the members. SAA and the Australian Federal Government signed a memorandum of understanding recognizes SAA is Australia's non-governmental organizations, the highest standards of the organization. Memorandum also pointed out that the development of standards in line with WTO requirements. Therefore, there is an agreement that when the appropriate international standards exist, do not need to develop a new Australian Standard. Australian standards to "AS" the beginning of the joint Australia and New Zealand standards to "AS / NZS" at the beginning. Australian standards and New Zealand standard basic agreement with the IEC, while there are some differences between countries. Australia and New Zealand to implement the harmonization of standards and certification of mutual recognition, the product is obtained from a state certification can be sold in another country.
1, the certification / oversight bodies:
Australia is a federal state, electrical safety and energy requirements of certification, control and management by the various states or regions to monitor sector (Regulatory Authority) in accordance with Honshu Island / regions certification procedures. Any certificate issued by a state in other states / regions
Equally effective, without any additional formalities. In addition, SAA standard-setting bodies, a wholly owned subsidiary of QAS (Quality Assurance Services Pty Ltd.) Is Australia's NCB (National Certification Body), whose certificates were also issued by various state or territory recognition, has the same effect.
2, product safety certification
Australia there is no uniform safety certification mark, each state or region has the form of legislation provides for the electrical products management. Although the name and the date of enactment of different, individual states or regions as regards the content of electrical safety legislation basically the same. Control of electrical products are divided into categories Electric (prescribed product), and non-regulated products (Non-prescribed product).
Control of electrical products categories classified according to AS/NZS4417.2, including heating equipment, refrigeration equipment, electric tools, parts. Directories published in the Government Gazette and in accordance with increase in the actual situation. Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria states most active in the accreditation process. In Queensland, for example, the power law (the electricity Act 1994) announced the electrical certification, sale and use of detailed provisions.
1, control type electrical appliances: the control class electric force must be obtained from the monitoring department issued a certificate (certificate of approval), and provides identification (must be marked with the certificate number). It should be noted that the certification process not only for security, performance or quality, unless the security-related. The first letter of the certificate numbers show the certificate issued by what state or region. Such as:
W2015 (Western Australia Western Australia)
N10422 (New South Wales New South Wales)
2, non-controlled type electrical appliances: non-regulated products, while not mandatory to obtain certification, but its safety by the vendor / manufacturer is responsible for, you can voluntarily apply for certification. Monitoring departments will meet the requirements of the standard product conformity certificate issued (Certificate of Suitability). To obtain the certificate of conformity of electrical products can be marked with the certificate number, certificate of good last letter showed that the certificate issued by a state or territory to which, such as:
CS/108/N (New South Wales)
RCM Logo: Currently, Australia and New Zealand are the introduction of RCM mark (Regulatory Compliance Mark), in order to achieve the unity of electrical products, logo, the sign is Australia and New Zealand regulatory agencies have a trademark that product at the same time comply with safety regulations and EMC requirements, non-mandatory in nature. Before a product safety certification and EMC registration is available through safety certification issued by the regulatory body or "RCM Registrar" (Standards Australia) for the use of RCM marks.
SAIGLOBAL Logo: by SAI (the original SAI) issued by the product safety signs, the signs are non-coercive, and the need to inspect factories and so on.
3, energy consumption labeling
Although most states and regional dialogue and home air-conditioning energy consumption of household appliances have similar mandatory requirements, and all mandatory state certified products directory is different. At present the state of Queensland and Victoria, the most complete product catalog. The registration of any one state in other states and regions have the same effect. Energy requirement applies to the following household appliances:
Refrigerators and cooling devices (Test Standard: AS / NZS 44741.1, AS / NZS 4474.2)
Washing machine (testing standards: AS / NZS 2040.1, AS/NZS2040.2)
Clothes dryer (testing standards: AS/NZS2442.1, AS/NZS2442.2)
Dishwasher (Test Standard: AS / NZS 2007.1, AS/NZS2007.2)
One-way domestic air conditioning (testing standards: AS/NZS3823.1.1, AS/NZS3823.1.2, AS/NZS3823.2, AS/NZS3823.3) the applicant must submit the application form to the monitor along with a complete test report and the correct energy label samples. Test reports must be issued by accredited laboratories, within three years from the date of issue and effective.
4, electromagnetic security requirements
Electrical and electronic products to enter Australia, in addition to the security label, but also signs that the EMC should have c-tick mark. The purpose is to protect the resources of radio spectrum, which provides for the implementation of the system somewhat similar to the European EMC directive. Therefore, we can by the manufacturer / importer to self-declaration. However, C-tick mark in the application, you must be tested according to the relevant CISPR standards. And to be an endorsement by the Australian importer & submit a report. Australian ACA (Australian Commication Authority) uniform acceptance, issuing registration number.
Electromagnetic compatibility in Australia by the ACA (Australian Communications Authority) monitoring, in Australia EMC system, the products are divided into three categories, supplier selling two, three categories of products shall be required before an application for registration in the ACA using the C-TICK mark.
A class of products: the use of radio spectrum interference devices with lower radiation products, such as manual switches, relays a simple, one-way cage inductor motors, resistors and so on. In the production of such products are sold on a voluntary basis for the use of c-tick mark.
Second-class products: the use of radio spectrum interference radiation higher equipment products, such as switching power supplies, welding machines, dimmers, most of the appliances.
Three categories of products: the use of wireless devices interfering with high frequency spectrum of products, namely, CISPR11 and CISPR22 of products. ACA application for registration due to the use of C-TICK mark of the applicants is limited to Australia or New Zealand registered company, can be a buyer in Australia or New Zealand or in Australia or New Zealand by the affiliates / partner institutions to apply for certification.