Congratulations to Gina on the birth of her beautiful baby boy, Sean. Bill McVeigh has left us to pursue other opportunities. Welcome to Stuart Bremner and Bob Hills. Some of you may remember Bob who was the Technical Manager at UL NZ in Christchurch.
IPART in NSW are now accepting JAS ANZ Certificates of Suitability which means that our certificates will be accepted by this body from last Friday.
Subject: Important Change to Requirements for Emerging Lighting Technologies
Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 3:48 pm
The Scheme Administrator has approved a change to our acceptance requirements for emerging lighting technologies classified as non-declared articles. The requirements that now apply are outlined below:
Evidence that a non-declared article meets the Scheme’s electrical safety requirements
We will now accept:
1) Electrical safety certificates issued by Fair Trading (NSW) or other state and territory electrical safety regulators, and
2) JAS-ANZ endorsed certificates that comply with JAS-ANZ’s Policy 06/13 – Certification of Non-Declared Articles classified as Emerging Lighting Technologies in the NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS).
We are seeing far too many sub-standard photos being submitted in reports and this is causing delays for us and the applicant while new photos are taken.
If you are submitting an application, clear photos from all angles, inside and out are required. If the photos do not meet the requirements of our certification scheme, we will not progress the application until they are supplied.
We are still working with ERAC towards registering SAA certificates on the ESO/ESV RCM database. At this stage the automatic upload function is not fully functional, so we cannot upload the certificates. As well as that, we have requested changes to the Deed of Access to ensure that all confidential information remains confidential and that the ESO and ESV take responsibility for the privacy of the information. This is simply to align the Deed of Access with our Terms and Conditions. As soon as we are able to resolve these issues, we will upload the certificates. Note that ERAC has posted a message extending the deadline for registering level 3 products to 1 March 2013 next year to give us all time to resolve these issues.[:]
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).
Unit 5, 20 Rivergate Place
Murarrie QLD 4172
P: +61 7 3393 9455
The General Manager
SAA Approvals Pty Ltd
PO Box 189
Cannon Hill QLD 4170