Visit, the site for all information regarding the new Electrical Equipment Safety System


ASA (Australian Safety Approval) has created an information website for importers, manufacturers and suppliers seeking information about electrical safety and EMC certification requirements applicable in Australia and New Zealand. The initial article seeks to explain the new EESS (Electrical Equipment Safety System) in easy to understand terms. As the EESS becomes applicable to more Australian...

New Version of AS/NZS 60950.1 finally arrives


6 years after the publication of the IEC version of the Information Technology Equipment standard 60950, Standards Australia has published the Australian verion, AS/NZS60950.1:2011.  The Australian version includes deviations to IEC60950 for local compliance. While the new standard can be used for confirming compliance of information technology equipment to AS/NZS3820 and for electrical safety...

Guide to Australian and New Zealand Product Standards Published, Free


SAI Global have published a free “Guide to Standards – Household Electrical Equipment”, containing valuable information for importers and distributors of electrical equipment.
The guide includes details of electrical safety standards required for the majority of electrical items sold in Australia and can be downloaded free from here.

Australian and New Zealand distributors of electrical items take cavalier approach to safety


Maybe it’s the power of the C-Tick logo, maybe the ACMA have been incredibly good at market awareness for their EMC and radcomms regimes.  Whatever the reason, manufacturers and importers seem to be aware of the C-Tick, even though some may not know what standards apply, how to label their product or obtain the correct test reports for inclusion on the required self-declaration of...