The required standard of test report photos in Australia and New Zealand is higher than international norms.
We follow the photo requirements from the Equipment Safety Rules:
Test Reports must include detailed colour photographs. The photographs generally should include:
Complete view of the product (external side, top and bottom):
Name plate of product;
Other warning labels on product or indicator marks;
Close-up of controls and switches;
Close-up of plug (including markings) or a copy of a relevant Certificate of Conformity;
Cord markings or a copy of a relevant Certificate of Conformity;
Cord entry into product;
Internal overall layout including wiring and component locations;
Close-up of incoming supply cord/cord anchorage/supply terminal block/earth connection;
Marking on critical components (switches, capacitors, transformers etc).
If any of these items are missing, the report cannot be accepted by law.
If the photos are blurry, we cannot accept them.
If the critical components in the test report table are not in the photos, including their marking, we cannot accept the report.
Put all the photos in a separate test report document and reference it in the main test report. Zip it before you upload the file to SAA to ensure a smooth transfer of the file, or use Wetransfer or Dropbox services to get the photos to us.
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