Certification Types

Certificates of Conformity – Level 3 Equipment

A Certificate of Conformity is a certificate that states that level 3 equipment meets the relevant standard.

Certificates of Conformity are issued by Certifiers in accordance with the Equipment Safety Rules

A Certificate of Conformity is the evidence of compliance required for Level 3 equipment, and is a requirement before the item can be registered on the National Database.

A Responsible Supplier is required to hold or have access to a Certificate of Conformity for each type of Level 3 electrical equipment or family of a type of Level 3 electrical equipment that it offers for sale.

Further information for Level 3 equipment.

Further Information on Certifiers.

Certificates of Suitability – Level 1 and Level 2 equipment (voluntary certification)

A Certificate of Suitability can be issued for level 1 or level 2 equipment. This certificate could be used to assist the responsible supplier in compiling suitable documentation to show they meet the requirements of for equipment under the EESS.

This is a voluntary process and not mandated by the EESS.

Certificates of Suitability are issued by RA’s and RECS in accordance with the Equipment Safety Rules (the process and requirements are the same as for issuing a Certificate of Conformity for level 3 equipment).

Certificates of Suitability are registered on the national database.

Such certification of equipment is publically searchable (by members of the public, installers, retailers etc) on the national database to assist responsible suppliers show their clients they meet the requirements of the EESS.