We have agreed to the terms of the ESO and ESV for using their RCM database and will soon upload the certificate details for declared articles to the RCM database. We will contact all certificate holders before we do so to check that they want these details uploaded. This will enable compliance with the RCM laws in Queensland within the March 1 2014 deadline.
Standards Australia has now released AS/NZS 60669.1 and AS/NZS 60669.2.1. It is important that any electronic switches, including dimmers, wall switches, cordline switches, etc. are tested to the Australian version of the standard, or to the IEC standard including the AU deviations.
This standard was released on 30 September 2013 and has some deviations to the IEC standard. We will continue to accept IEC 61347-2-13 with the addition of a deviations report.
About one third of our rejections are because the marking and instruction manuals have been incorrectly assessed. Please pay special attention to this area. Remember our promise to you is to issue the approval 5 days after receipt of correct documents and you do not want to be held up a further 5 days just because you have supplied the incorrect instruction manual or have missed the marking clause of the standard. It also helps us if the text required by the standard is highlighted in the Instruction Manual which is sent to us.
We always require a clear photo of the earth connection. This should preferably be included in the test report photos, but can be supplied separately if required. This simple requirement is holding up many applications, so please pay attention to it.[:]
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