You may need this certificate if you have designed or manufactured a domestic solid fuel heater. Each heater model sold in NSW must have a certificate of compliance. The certificate is required for slow combustion type domestic solid fuel heaters as they have the potential to emit significant amounts of smoke if not designed and operated correctly.
A certificate of compliance certifies that the heater has been tested in accordance with the Australian Standard and therefore meets the emissions limits outlined in the standard. These certificates are issued on the basis of test results from an accredited laboratory.
This certificate does not apply to the wholesale and retail sale of heaters of the following kind:
- masonry appliances built on site
- central heating appliances
- cooking stove appliances as defined in Australian Standard 4013
- appliances intended for use solely for heating water
- appliances intended for use solely for distributing heat through ducts
- pellet heaters.