As required by Queensland law, we have now uploaded all Certificates for declared articles to the EESS database. There are a couple of FAQs we would like to cover for this system which is now law in Queensland and Tasmania:
1. Can a Certificate holder view/check who has registered as a responsible supplier for their product?
Anyone can search the responsible supplier database to see what certificates have been registered to which supplier.
Search in the “public equipment registration search” section – put in certificate number in the by equipment search section and then click on the magnifying glass icon to start search – that will return the equipment details including the responsible supplier name.
2. When the responsible supplier tries to link the Certificate – Are they linking the whole certificate and any models covered by this certificate or are they just getting one model only?
if the certificate information has been correctly submitted to SAA, the responsible supplier will have the option of ticking a box to register the whole certificate or tick boxes for each profile that has the model(s) that supplier is bringing into the country (so they don’t have to register all models on the certificate if they don’t want to be linked to models on the certificate they are not bringing into Australia). They can link the whole certificate or just selected profiles for one registration fee. However, adding models from a certificate later will incur an extra fee.
It is important to note that the ERAC website has stated that you do not need to register level 3 equipment until March 1, 2014. As many of our competitors and the NSW regulator have not uploaded their certificates yet and it is unclear when they will do so, we recommend delaying registering products until you absolutely have to, as they may have to extend the compliance date again. You start paying fees to the Queensland Electrical Safety Office as soon as you register a level 3 product.
Please note there has been no fee increase again this year. We have uploaded a revised schedule which spells out the longstanding fee structure on multiple models on the one certificate. You can view the schedule here. Note there is a Chinese language version.
This standard has now been published. Note that the NSW gazette has not yet published this standard, so until they do, we will be forced to continue accepting the previous version for declared article certification. We can use this version of the standard for any non-declared items.
SAA Approvals is accredited by the Joint Accreditation Service of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) as a third party certification body to issue certificates for electrical equipment that has proven to comply with the safety requirements of the applicable Australian Standard.
SAA Approvals is accepted and gazetted by the New South Wales Fair Trading as a Recognised External Approvals Scheme (REAS) and Queensland Electrical Safety Office as a Recognised External Certification Scheme (RECS).
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