Austest Sydney to host 1/2 day seminar on electrical product approval requirements Wednesday 4 March


UPDATE 26/2:  The morning seminar is over subscribed so we have added an additional seminar 4 March (Wednesday afternoon) from 1pm until 4pm. Email Alison to see if there are remaining spaces for the 2nd seminar, which is close to full. Austest Labs is hosting a 1/2 day seminar at our Castle Hill laboratory covering electrical product approval requirements, how to legally place products on the...

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...

Austest now testing street lighting to AS/NZS 1158.6


Austest Laboratories can now test to the full requirements of AS/NZS 1158.6 which covers street lights and other luminaires used in public places.  The standard applies to all luminaires, with or without integral control gear, that are intended for use in Category V lighting schemes in accordance with AS/NZS 1158.1.1 and in Category P schemes in accordance with AS/NZS 1158.3.1. Austest performs...

Austest Labs now accredited to AS 61010.1


Austest Labs now provides accredited testing to AS 61010.1,  IEC and EN 61010-1 covers electrical Safety requirements for measurement, control and laboratory use equipment. This standard covers electrical equipment intended for professional, industrial process, and educational use, any of which may incorporate computing devices.  This includes laboratory equipment covered in Healthcare...

Austest now accredited for testing on & off grid inverters to IEC 62109


Austest Laboratories is now accredited for testing grid connected and off grid inverters to IEC 62109‐1:2010 and IEC 62109‐2:2011. The electrical safety elements of these standards will eventually take over from AS/NZS 3100 for grid connect inverters and other styles of inverters including off grid.  They combine the electrical safety requirements currently required by AS/NZS 3100 and the...

Austest adds 3 new product standards covering UV radiation water treatment products, oral hygiene appliances and microwave ovens


Austest Laboratories continues to expand its scope of AS/NZS 60335.2 Series of electrical safety standards to include the following: AS/NZS 60335.2.109:2011 for UV radiation water treatment.  This standard deals with the safety of products that treat water using electromagnetic energy at wavelengths in the ultraviolet band using UV-C emitters.  While the standard  covers products for household...

Australian Safety Approval (ASA) Achieves JAS-ANZ Accreditation for Product Certification


Australian Safety Approval (ASA), a member of the Austest Laboratories and Approval Specialists group of companies, has achieved accreditation from JAS-ANZ for issuing electrical safety certificates under the product certification scheme for Australia and New Zealand. Australian Safety Approval was created to provide high quality, fast and economical product approval certification for...

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...