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Equipment safety rules

The equipment safety rules cover the pre-market component of the electrical equipment safety system (EESS) 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.

The rules have been developed to ensure a uniform understanding of the EESS including its processes and requirements. The rules give guidance to industry on how to comply with the EESS and ensure electrical equipment is certified in a consistent way.

The rules will be regularly reviewed by the ERAC Equipment Working Group, in consultation with stakeholders, and will be updated as required. Participation in the EESS requires acceptance of these equipment safety rules.

A transparent approval process, including stakeholder input, to review and recommend particular equipment type risk classifications (allowing risk based proportional compliance requirements to reduce the regulatory burden on industry while not reducing safety outcomes).

View the equipment safety rules (PDF, 724 kB) at the ERAC website.

Last updated
13 September 2017

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