Certification

A person may apply to a Certifier for a Certificate of Conformity (Certificate) for a type of Level 3 in-scope electrical equipment. They may also apply for a voluntary Certificate of Suitability for level 1 or level 2 in-scope electrical equipment. All Certificates are issued in accordance with the Equipment Safety Rules.

The application must be in the approved form, and accompanied by:

  • A test report from an approved testing entity;
  • The equipment itself or colour images showing the internal and external construction of the equipment;
  • Technical documentation describing the item;
  • Instruction for the safe use of the equipment;
  • Other documents as required by the certifier and as per the Equipment Safety Rules; and
  • The required application fee.

Contact the certifier of your choice to determine process for making an application for certification and their fee structure.

The following certifiers are currently able to issue certificates in the electrical equipment safety system (EESS):

Regulatory Authorities (RAs)

  • Electrical Safety Office (Queensland) – no longer accepting certification application
  • Energy Safe Victoria – for all companies nationally and internationally
  • New South Wales Fair Trading  – for all companies nationally and internationally
  • Office of the Technical Regulator (South Australia) – for South Australian companies only
  • Workplace Standards, Department of Justice (Tasmania) – for Tasmanian companies only

Recognised External Certification Schemes (RECS)

For level 3 Certificates of Conformity and level 1 and level 2 Certificates of Suitability

New South Wales Recognised External Approval Schemes (NSW REAS)

Note: Certifiers who are declared as New South Wales Recognised External Approval Schemes (REAS) can only issue Level 3 certificate and only if it is a declared article in New South Wales.

Subject to the requirements listed at www.esv.vic.gov.au for any allowances for uploading, or adding modifications to, certificates issued by a non-Queensland RECS certifiers or updates to their existing certificates as of 1 April 2019 and for after 1 October 2019 the following New South Wales Recognised External Approval Schemes (NSW REAS) continue to have ability to upload certificates:

  • Australian Safety Approval;
  • BSI Group;
  • Certification Body Australia;
  • Global-Mark Pty Ltd;
  • SAA Approvals Pty Ltd;
  • SAI Global Pty Ltd;
  • SGS Australia Pty Ltd;
  • TUV Rheinland Australia Pty Ltd; and
  • UL International New Zealand.

Note: Prior to 1 April 2019, Non-Queensland RECS certifiers (Accredited NSW REAS Certifiers) could upload level 3 equipment certificate details onto the National Certification Database for Responsible Suppliers to register that equipment. NSW REAS Certifiers are not recognised in the EESS to issue level 2 or level 1 electrical safety certificates. However, please see www.esv.vic.go.au for any allowances for uploading, or adding modifications to, certificates issued by non-Queensland RECS certifiers or updates to their existing certificates as of 1 April 2019 and for after 1 October 2019.