Further information on the following is available from the electrical safety website.
The legislation requires all responsible suppliers selling in-scope electrical equipment into participating jurisdictions to be registered on the national database.
The database records the registration details of responsible suppliers of in-scope electrical equipment in Australia and New Zealand, and registered equipment types.
In-scope electrical equipment
Low voltage electrical equipment that is rated at: Greater than 50V AC RMS or 120V ripple-free DC (extra-low voltage) and Less than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free DC (high voltage), and is designed, or marketed as suitable for household, personal or similar use. If the regulator claims that the item is in-scope electrical equipment it will be taken that way unless the Responsible Supplier or the manufacturer can prove the contrary as true.
The ESO can issue Certificates of Conformity or Certificates of Suitability for electrical equipment where an application is made with supporting evidence and fees.
Equipment not in-scope
For electrical equipment that is not in-scope there is still an obligation that all electrical equipment manufactured, imported and sold must be electrically safe, and generally would be required to show compliance with 'AS/NZS3820 Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment'.
Marking of in-scope electrical equipment
The new Electrical Equipment Safety System has changed the marking requirements to a single Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM).
Equipment safety rules
The Rules are developed to ensure a uniform understanding of the EESS, its processes and requirements, and give guidance to industry on how to comply with the EESS and ensure electrical equipment is certified in a consistent manner.
Queensland electrical equipment certification
Prior to offering Level 3 electrical equipment for sale/supply in Queensland, a Certificate of Conformity must be issued.
Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC)
Information on risk classifications, equipment safety rules and information on how to register on the Electrical Regulators Authorities Council (ERAC) national database can be found at ERAC website.