Relevant Standard

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The relevant standard for Level 1 equipment is:

  • An Australian Standards (AS) or joint Australian Standards and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) standard that applies specifically to the equipment type together with AS/NZS 3820 (Essential safety requirements for electrical equipment) or,
  • If there is not a specific AS or AS/NZS standard that applies to the equipment type but there is an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard that applies, then the IEC standard together with AS/NZS3820.
  • If there is no IEC standard then AS/NZ3820 applies.

The final responsibility of the relevant standard chosen rests with the Responsible Supplier. However, if the standard chosen is found to be inappropriate or inadequate then the product is deemed not suitable for continued sale and deregistration of the Responsible Supplier and the Equipment may occur.

The relevant standard for Level 2 & Level 3 is a standard:

  • Shown in the AS/NZS 4417.2 as the relevant standard that can be readily applied to the equipment type or;
  • Is accepted by the electrical safety regulator as a standard that can be readily applied to the equipment type and following a process outlined in the Equipment Safety Rules.

AS/NZS 4417.2 contains the definitions for higher risk electrical equipment (Level 2 and 3) that will require registration and also details the relevant standards that Level 2 and Level 3 type equipment are required to meet.