The EESS commenced In Queensland on 1 March 2013. Tasmania commenced the system on 1 May 2013. The remaining participating Australian jurisdictions are currently progressing their implementation of the EESS. New Zealand will have complementary legislation in due course.
ERAC regulators have finalised the upload facility for certifiers to add their certificate details to the certification database. If requested by the certificate holder, the certifier will be able to implement a certificate ‘lockdown’ password for their certificates. The lockdown system will prohibit the registration of certificate unless the password is entered at the point of registration.
As the uploading of certificate details may still take some time to complete, the date for registration of level 3 equipment has been extended from 1 September 2013 to until 1 March 2014. The date for responsible supplier registration remains unchanged as 1 September 2013.
ERAC has created a central portal for identifying all certificates of electrical equipment issued under electrical safety laws in Australia.
To verify your product has a Certificate, click here for the public search of certificates.
In 2001, the National Uniform Electrical Licensing Advisory Council (NUELAC) released the following uniform set of requirements for licensed electricians.
Certain electrical products in Australia must be labelled with their energy efficiency rating and/or meet minimum energy efficiency standards before sale.
For more information visit energyrating.gov.au