We have translated our entire website into Standard Chinese and you can access this site simply by clicking the Chinese flag on our website. Hopefully this will assist our Chinese customers to better understand our processes and requirements.
We check all reports to ensure the laboratory is fully accredited for the standard and that the report signatory is an approved signatory. It is important that if a laboratory is not accredited for a particular clause, that they subcontract that particular test to an accredited laboratory and fully document the testing and accreditation of the lab concerned. This is a key reason why projects are held up and we urge our partners to only send us endorsed reports completed under the scope of the laboratory’s accreditation.
We are increasingly having to ask for more detailed photo files as some of the reports we are receiving are not strictly following the ISO 17025 requirements for photographs in reports. We require detailed photo files for both new applications, as well as renewals and in the case of renewals, the photos must be from a recent sample. The photo file must include detailed photos from all practicable angles, include visible photos of key components and any earth connections. Taking the extra few minutes to get the photo file right before your application can ensure your application is processed within the published time frame.
Declared equipment must have a current approval registration to be sold in the market place and it must be renewed prior to the expiry date. Please allow at least a month before the expiry of your approval to lodge your renewal application. If the standards have changed, or there is further information required, it is best to have some extra time![:]
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