As predicted, the new EESS safety scheme incorporating the RCM marking will be delayed until at least 1 March 2013*.
At the ERAC meeting last week, ERAC members agreed to an implementation date of 1 March 2013 for the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). NSW confirmed at the meeting that it will not be implementing the EESS. This brings into question the entire premise of the EESS, as it is being promoted on the ERAC website as a National Scheme.
The ACMA have now been forced to delay the implementation of consolidation of the existing ACMA regulatory compliance labels into a single consolidated mark, the RCM, until 1 March 2013**. The new implementation date of the commencement of the RCM in lieu of the C-Tick and A-Tick will co-incide with the revised EESS implementation date.
Refer to our comprehensive summary of the new equipment approvals scheme here.