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National database

The national database is a key feature of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). It records the registration details of responsible suppliers of electrical equipment in Australia and New Zealand. Responsible suppliers are required to register their details on the database.

This will allow electrical equipment to be easily traced to the supplier and its legal supply in Australia and New Zealand to be verified.

As part of the registration process, responsible suppliers also make a declaration that the equipment they sell meets relevant standards and is electrically safe.

Responsible suppliers are required to register all types of level 2 and level 3 equipment they sell on the database. They also need to register the brand and type for level 1 equipment (model numbers are optional).

The database also records the certification details of level 3 electrical equipment which requires a valid Certificate of Conformity before it can be used to sell the equipment in participating jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand.

Compliance folders for level 2 equipment can be uploaded onto the database, however, at least the physical location of the folder must be entered onto the database and be made available within 10 days upon request by a Regulator.

Suppliers of in-scope electrical equipment who are the second or subsequent supplier of electrical equipment in the participating jurisdictions in the Australian and New Zealand supply chain must source their electrical equipment from a responsible supplier by law.

You can search the national database to see if your supplier is registered as a responsible supplier.

Your supplier of electrical equipment in the Australian and New Zealand supply chain must have registered as a responsible supplier by 1 September 2013. Please report this matter to the Electrical Safety Office on 1300 362 128.

Last updated
13 September 2017

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