We have made some important changes to our acceptance criteria for test reports. We have done this to be consistent with other Certification Bodies in Australia.
The following text includes the revision to our Approval Application Guide and will be used as a basis to determine the acceptability of a report. At all times, we reserve the right to refuse acceptance of any report at our sole discretion.
1. A report from a laboratory accredited by a signatory under the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement.
2. A CB test report issued under the IECEE CB Scheme. CBTL without a certificate but TMP, WMT & SMT are accepted with certificates. RMT are not accepted. The report must be done to the IEC standard with the AU deviations in an appendix or separate report.
3. A GS report with GS certificate.
4. A safety report from a testing laboratory which is determined by electrical regulators to meet requirements within their legislative authority, generally that includes standards of competency not inferior to those embodied in (1) and (2) above, and which is recognised, certified or accredited within its own country by an appropriate national body, or internationally by similar bodies.
Note: The above reports shall be issued from laboratories where the scope of accreditation includes the standards listed in the report. The reports to be endorsed with authorised approving signatory. In certain circumstances we will accept reports without the endorsing logo, but the approving signatory must be authorised by the accreditation body for the standard in the report and the laboratory must be accredited for the standard in the report. Reports issued under the IECEE but without CB certificate do not have to have IECEE logo but all other requirements apply.
For AS/NZS 31XX series standards and other Australian only standards, our policy remains that the test report must carry the endorsement of the accreditation body and the authorised approving signatory.
We will continue to rigorously examine test reports to ensure that certified products are electrically safe and that they are signed by approved signatories and have been conducted within the scope of accreditation of an independent laboratory, just as we have always done.
SAA Approvals remains committed to providing the best quality service and the highest standards of safety possible.[:]
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).
The General Manager
SAA Approvals Pty Ltd
PO Box 189
Cannon Hill QLD 4170