Now that AS/NZS versions of these standards have been released, we are requiring that the Australian variations or deviations be reported when making your submissions. Please make sure they have been covered before you make your submission.
This part of our website is getting the most traffic in our history, with thousands of hits! The only thing missing is our clients’ products. The most requested items are LED lighting and components such as switches, lampholders, plugs etc. There is now a dual-language English/Chinese Brochure which you can request by replying to this email. The application form is also bilingual. We would encourage you to promote this service to your clients as it enables them to properly capitalise on the brand value associated with their SAA Approval.
Standards Australia has published AS/NZS 60598.2.1 which includes Amendment A for LED tubes. The requirements are more or less what the regulators have been requiring to date. We will continue to certify LED tubes to the set of requirements we have listed in our LED lighting requirements brochure, or the new AS/NZS 60598.2.1 until the earlier requirements are withdrawn by JAS-ANZ from their policy document. It would be good practice for all those involved in the approval of LED tubes to familiarise themselves with the new standard and to begin applying it as soon as possible.
A new version of AS/NZS 3105 has been published on 28 April 2014. The standard was prepared to supersede the 2012 version of AS/NZS 3105 and AS/NZS 3197 two years after publication. As such, we are also accepting AS/NZS 3105:2012 in conjunction with AS/NZS 3197 in the meantime. There are some significant changes to the way the products are assessed and we urge any party involved in the testing and approval of these items to familiarise themselves with the new version of the standard.
It is important that section 7 of the Application Form is filled in correctly. Even if the testing has been conducted to the IEC version of the standard, the applicable AS/NZS version of the standard and the year of publication MUST be filled out in the bottom right hand corner of the box. The signed form is a declaration by the applicant that the product conforms with the Australian standard and is a legal document which forms an important part of our approval process. WE ask that you pay attention to filling this out correctly as otherwise it holds up the application process.
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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The General Manager
SAA Approvals Pty Ltd
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