Last Friday, the Queensland Government issued a Declaration of Recognised External Certification Scheme (RECS) for SAA Approvals PTY LTD.
This is what it means for our customers:
Absolutely nothing changes for our customers unless they choose to use the RECS scheme instead of the REAS scheme at the time of application. If neither box is ticked, at this stage we will use the NSW REAS system by default. There is no application fee difference between the two schemes.
显然，对于我们的客户而言，并没有什么改变，除非在他们递交申请时，选择RECS 体系，而不是REAS 体系。如果没有勾选申请表中的这两个选项的任何一个，那么我们会使用NSW REAS体系。对于这两个体系而言，申请费都是一样。
This does not affect EMC applications in any way.
这一变化并不影响 EMC 的申请情况。
Clients can now choose at the time of the application whether to apply using our New South Wales (REAS) process, or the Queensland (RECS) process. There are slightly different requirements in some instances and we will explain those at the time of application. Please note that both certification schemes (REAS and RECS) are fully accepted as means of documentary compliance with Australian law. Here is what the top of the new application form now looks like:
现在，客户在提交申请时，可以选择是否使用新南威尔士认证体系(REAS)，或者昆士兰认证体系(RECS).这两种体系在某些情况下，会有一些细微的差别。当客户递交申请的时候，我司会做出相应的解释。请注意：两种认证体系(REAS 和 RECS）下获得的证书都是完全被澳大利亚法律认可的。下图为新的申请表格做出的相应的调整：
With the RECS option there are 3 levels of in-scope electrical equipment, level 1, 2 or 3 which certificates can be issued and uploaded to the EESS database. Further details can be found in AS/NZS 4417.2. Certificates for level 3 items will be called Certificates of Conformity. Certificates for level 1 and 2 items will be called Certificates of Suitability. Please note that this does not apply to most commercial or industrial products as they were outside the scope of AS/NZS 4417.2 (the standard which governs the use of the RCM) and of the Equipment Safety Rules which were used as the basis of the Queensland legislation. We will continue to offer Certificates of Suitability for this equipment, but the certificates are not uploaded to the EESS database.
在 RECS这一体系中，电气设备被分成三个级别，一级，二级，三级。这些电气设备获得证书后都将上传至EESS 数据库。更多细节请参考 AS/NZS 4417.2.第三级电气设备证书被称之为合格认证证书。第一级和第二级电气设备证书称之为安全认证证书。请注意：这不适用于大部分商用或工业产品，因为这些产品不在AS/NZS 4417.2（该标准规定了RCM的使用要求）以及 昆士兰电气安全准则（昆士兰州电气安全法律法规的基础）涵盖范围之内。我司将继续提供这类产品的安全认证，但是这类证书将不会上传至EESS数据库。
The reason SAA has signed up as a RECS is to give our customers their own choice about which scheme to use and to continue our close working relationship with all Australian regulators in the pursuit of better public electrical safety.
We are very happy to welcome Crystal Liu and Sarah Wang to our staff. Crystal has joined our engineering team and comes from the Shanghai area. Sarah has initially joined our team to cover for Hazel Martin, who is on maternity leave. Sarah also has an engineering background and will join the engineering team when Hazel returns to work. In the meantime, Hazel and her husband Brayden have welcomed a baby boy, Xavier and Hoong and his wife Rachel welcomed a baby girl, Annabel, into the world. We are very happy for them and wish them all the best.
我们非常高兴迎来了两位新成员， Crystal Liu 和Sarah Wang. Crystal来自上海，是我司工程师团队的新成员。Sarah目前在行政部，接替Hazel 的工作（Hazel 目前在休产假）。Sarah同样具有工程师背景，并将在Hazel返岗之后加入我们的工程师团队。值得一提的是，Hazel和她的丈夫 Brayden迎来了他们的小王子Xavier. Hoong和他的妻子迎来他们的小公主Annabel. 为他们感到高兴，并祝愿一切安好。[:]
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