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Electrical Equipment Safety System, (EESS)

The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) is the peak body of electrical safety regulators in Australia and New Zealand. ERAC acts to ensure electrical safety regulatory systems are contemporary and harmonised wherever possible.

The establishment of the Electrical Equipment Safety System, (EESS) came from a review into ways to improve and harmonise electrical equipment safety. The key features of EESS is to achieve Nationally consistent, electrical equipment safety legislation throughout Australia and New Zealand that has an outcome of increased consumer safety.

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What you can expect from our Electrical Safety EESS Compliance service

  • Full safety testing to include all Australian and New Zealand deviations.
  • Top up testing to include all Australian and New Zealand deviations.
  • Gap analysis reports.
  • Electrical product certification.
  • Electrical product approval.
  • Issue Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
  • Issue Certificate of Approval (CoA).
  • Issue Dual Certificate of Conformity/Approval (CoAC) or CoCA).
  • Issue Certificate of Suitability (CoS).
  • Renewal, modification and extension of certifications.
  • ERAC EESS Equipment registration and renewals.
  • Responsible Supplier Registration and renewals.
  • Advise on product safety standards Australia.
  • Advise on electrical certificate of compliance.
  • Advise on selling electrical goods in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Advise on importing electrical goods in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Advise on lithium battery compliance and other battery certification requirements.
  • Coordination of equipment testing and certification.
  • Coordination of product safety testing in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Coordination of SAA approval and SAA certification for electrical products.
  • Obtaining Australian and New Zealand product approval to product standards.
  • Gain the approval to use the RCM (Regulatory Compliance Mark), or as known as RCM mark and RCM certification.

Fast and simple Electrical Product Certification

Electrical safety is the top priority for anyone wishing to market and distribute any electrical item in Australia. All manufacturers, importers, distributors and officially appointed agents must submit their products to EESS/ERAC in order to be granted a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) before being making the product available to sell in the Australian and New Zealand markets. BWES Compliance and Consulting have exceptional resources and experience and can manage the total process for our clients. We also highly recommend that clients gain a Certificate of Suitability (CoS) which is highly regarded amongst retailers and distributors and is considered Best Business Practice. Once again, we can assist with this electrical product compliance process.

BWES Compliance and Consulting on behalf of the client can prepare the appropriate documentation required by Australian/New Zealand Standard 4417 which describes both the Regulatory Compliance mark and the specific requirements (electrical product safety standards) for particular regulatory applications.

Electrical Product Safety Compliance FAQs

Top up testing is required in a situation where a submitted test report does not meet the latest requirements of the relevant AS/NZS standards. Top up testing can be completed by BWES Compliance and Consulting and its partners in a short time frame with full compliance guaranteed.

At this time a Certificate of suitability, (CoS) is not a mandatory requirement. However, there is an increase from retailers requesting a Certificate of suitability for certain/all products they range. Gaining a CoS can be considered as part of “best business practice”. BWES Compliance and Consulting can assist with your enquiries regarding this subject.

Electrical equipment certification is mandatory for Level 3 Equipment and Declared articles in Australia and New Zealand. If a certificate is expired, this means the product does not comply with electrical equipment safety regulations and it cannot be sold. BWES can assist with analysis the product’s compliance status and provide a solution to reactive your certificate.

No, CE mark is not recognised in Australia. Electrical regulatory compliance in Australia is harmonised with Europe from standards point of view, however, Australia has its own compliance marking, i.e., RCM.

Product certification is regulated by ERAC or EESS. Some may refer this to EESS product certification or EESS certification. To get products certified, it must hold a set of product safety compliance documentation to demonstrate its compliance to Australian standards for electrical appliances. Certification applications are then submitted to certifier for assessment.

ACCC requires all products in the Australian market to be safe and not misleading. This means to electrical products, they must hold relevant electrical compliance certificates to demonstrate they their electrical safety compliance. BWES can assist with obtaining product certification.

To ensure the information is not misleading, all claims should be substantiated.

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