Equipment Safety Rules Intro

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The Equipment Safety Rules cover the pre-market component of the Electrical Equipment Safety System and apply to the sale of new electrical equipment including sales via the internet. The rules do not cover the sale of second hand goods, which are covered by separate regulations administered by individual State, Territory and New Zealand Regulatory Authorities.

The Equipment Safety Rules apply to in-scope electrical equipment.

Download a copy of the Equipment Safety Rules

Note: The final document forms part of the model legislation. Participation in the EESS requires acceptance of these Equipment Safety Rules.

The Rules are developed to ensure a uniform understanding of the EESS, its processes and requirements, and give guidance to industry on how to comply with the EESS and ensure electrical equipment is certified in a consistent manner.

The Rules will be regularly reviewed by the ERAC Equipment Working Group, in consultation with stakeholders and updated as required.