About SAA Certificate
Australian standards bodies of Standards Association of Australian, so many of my friends called the Australian certification SAA certification. SAA is actually just standard-setting bodies, without issuing product certification. SAA and later renamed: Standards Australia Limited. SAA is an independent company, no direct relationship with the government, but the federal and state governments are among its members. SAA and the Australian Federal Government has signed a memorandum acknowledged SAA is an Australian non-governmental organizations of the highest standards organization. Memo also pointed out that the development of standards to be consistent with WTO requirements. Therefore, when there is an agreement that the appropriate international standards already exist, they do not develop new Australian standards. Australia's criteria "AS" at the beginning, the Joint Standards Australia and New Zealand to "AS / NZS" at the beginning. Standards Australia and New Zealand with the IEC standard basic agreement, but there are some national differences. Australia and New Zealand to implement the harmonization of standards and mutual recognition of certification, product by obtaining a national certification can be sold in another country.
Certification / oversight bodies
Australia is a federal state, electrical safety and energy requirements of the certification, control and management of work by each state or territory control department (Regulatory Authority) in accordance with the state / regional certification procedures. Certificate issued by any state in other states / territories
Equally effective, without any additional procedures. In addition, SAA standard-setting bodies, a wholly owned subsidiary of QAS (Quality Assurance Services Pty Ltd.) Is Australia's NCB (National Certification Body), whose certificates are issued to each state or territory recognition has the same effect.
Product Safety Certification
Australia is no uniform safety certification mark, each state or region has the form of legislation provides for the management of electrical products. Although the name and date of promulgation different, each state or region on electrical safety legislation basically the same content. Electrical control products are divided into categories Electric (prescribed product) and non-regulated products (Non-prescribed product).
AS/NZS4417.2 under control class electrical products division, including electric equipment, refrigeration equipment, electric tools, spare parts and so on. Contents of the Government Gazette, and in accordance with the actual situation increases. Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in the authentication process is most active. In Queensland, for example, the power law (the electricity Act 1994) announced the electrical certification, sale and use of detailed provisions.
1. the control class appliances: Control class appliances must be made mandatory by the monitoring department issued a certificate (certificate of approval), and provides identification (must be marked with a certificate). It should be noted that the certification process and not only for the safety or quality of performance, unless related to security. Certificate, the first letter of the certificate issued by a state or region. Such as:
W2015 (Western Australia Western Australia)
N10422 (New South Wales New South Wales)
2. the non-regulated type electrical appliances: non-regulated products, while not mandatory to obtain certification, but its safety by the vendor / manufacturer is responsible, may voluntarily apply for certification. Control department will meet the standard requirements of the product issued certificate of conformity (Certificate of Suitability). Obtain the certificate of conformity of electrical products can be marked with a certificate, the certificate is good the last letter of the certificate issued by a state or region, such as:
CS/108/N (New South Wales)
RCM sign: Australia and New Zealand are being introduced RCM logo (Regulatory Compliance Mark), in order to achieve electrical products unified identity, Australia and New Zealand this flag is a trademark owned by regulatory agencies, indicates compliance with safety regulations and EMC requirements, non-mandatory nature. Before a product safety certification and electromagnetic compatibility registration, issuing safety certification by regulatory authorities or "RCM Registrar" (Standards Australia) apply to use RCM logo.
SAIGLOBAL logo: by SAI (original SAI) issued by the product safety signs, the signs non-mandatory, and requires factory inspection and so on.
Although most states and regional dialogue in appliances and home air conditioning energy consumption have similar mandatory requirements, each state's compulsory certification catalog vary. Currently in Queensland and Victoria, the most complete product catalog. Registered in any state other states and regions are equally effective. Energy requirements apply to the following household electrical:
Refrigerator and freezer (test standards: AS / NZS 44741.1, AS / NZS 4474.2)
Washing machine (testing standards: AS / NZS 2040.1, AS/NZS2040.2)
Dryers (testing standards: AS/NZS2442.1, AS/NZS2442.2)
Dishwasher (Test Standard: AS / NZS 2007.1, AS/NZS2007.2)
Unidirectional home air conditioning (testing standards: AS/NZS3823.1.1, AS/NZS3823.1.2, AS/NZS3823.2, AS/NZS3823.3) The applicant must submit an application form to the monitoring agency with complete and accurate test reports and Energy label samples. Test reports must be issued by an accredited laboratory, within three years from date of issue effectively.
Electromagnetic safety requirements
Electrical and electronic products into Australia, in addition to the safety labeling, should also have EMC mark that c-tick mark. Purpose is to protect the resources of radio communication frequency band, which provides the implementation of the system is somewhat similar to the European EMC directive, therefore, can be provided by the manufacturer / importer to self-declaration. However, C-tick mark in the application, it must be tested according to the relevant CISPR standards. And be endorsed by the Australian importer & reports. Australia ACA (Australian Commication Authority) to accept all, issuing registration number.
Electromagnetic compatibility in Australia by the ACA (Australian Communications Authority) monitoring, in Australia EMC system, products are divided into three categories, vendors sell two, three categories of products before an application for registration with the ACA C-tick flag.And now RCM Certificate is instead C-tick.
1. the use of wireless devices interfering with lower radiation spectrum of products, such as manual switches, relays simple, one-way squirrel-cage induction motors, resistors and so on. Sales in the production of such products may voluntarily apply for c-tick mark.
2. the use of wireless devices interfering with higher radiation spectrum of products, such as switching power supplies, welding, dimmers, most household appliances.
3. the use of wireless devices interfering with high frequency spectrum of products, ie products covered CISPR11 and CISPR22. As an application for registration with the ACA C-TICK mark applicant only in Australia or New Zealand registered company, through the Australian or New Zealand or in Australia or New Zealand buyers by the branches / partner certification body.
Certification period :3-4 weeks