Locally and Globally Recognised, Accredited Testing
As an independently audited and ISO:17025 accredited testing laboratory, you can be assured of quality testing that is both locally and globally recognised. Some manufacturers base their testing decisions solely on the cheapest price, often to find the report they receive is unaccredited, to an old or obsolete version of the standard or missing some of the mandatory tests.
Austest Laboratories reports are accepted locally by Australian and New Zealand electrical safety regulators and certification agencies including NSW Fair Trading, ESV, ESO, SAA, SAI Global, SGS Systems Services, TUV Rheinland Australia and under the EESS, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, (ACMA), programs administered by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the NSW Govt IPART ESS (Energy Saving Scheme), and the Victorian State Government under their VEET scheme.
Globally, our ILAC endorsed reports are recognised in South Africa by ICASA, the FCC and Industry Canada, the IMDA in Singapore, JATE in Japan, CE for Europe and under the globally accepted CB Scheme.
As the only CB Scheme laboratory in Australia, Austest produces CB safety reports for a huge range of electrical products. Our CB reports, in conjunction with TUV Rheinland of Japan who provide our CB Certificates, open up world markets for your products.
The IECEE CB Scheme is an international program created by the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment (IECEE) for the acceptance of product electrical safety test results around the world. The CB Scheme offers manufacturers a simplified way of obtaining multiple national safety certifications for their products which provides entry into over 50 countries, thus saving money, time and reducing the number of test samples needed.
CB Scheme Listing of Accredited Standards: https://www.iecee.org/dyn/www/f?p=106:42:0
CB Scheme Accreditation Certificate: http://www.iecee.org/cbscheme/Certificate_of_Acceptance/tl103.pdf
Our Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and NSW Central Coast facilities are A2LA (the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation) accredited for a vast range of standards. Austest has chosen A2LA as our accreditation provider to give our customers the widest possible global reach for report acceptance. A2LA has accredited more than 2000 organisations and is a signatory to several multilateral mutual recognition arrangements including the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC). A2LA and NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) are both signatories to the ILAC and APLAC MRA’s for mutual acceptance of test data and reports.
The current accreditation listing of our Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Safety, Telecoms and EMC facilities can be downloaded from here: http://www.a2la.org/scopepdf/2765-02.pdf.
Our Sydney and Melbourne offices are recognised testing authorities by the ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) for testing to Australian telecommunications products covering interfaces such as ADSL2/2+, VDSL2, 3G, 4G & PSTN.
New Zealand Telecom Access Standards Listed
Accredited for testing modems, IP phones, internet appliances with FXS, FXO and ADSL, we also work in conjunction with our New Zealand accredited lab to provide full NZ Telecom testing and certification services including telepermit submissions and compliance folder holding.
Our open area test site on the NSW Central Coast is A2LA accredited and FCC listed for FCC Part 15B emissions testing for the U.S.A.
Europe, Singapore, South Africa
Accredited reports are provided for CE marking testing to various EN standards covering emissions and immunity. Our telecommunications and EMC reports are accepted by iDA in Singapore, HKTA in Hong Kong and ICASA in South Africa. Ask about our telecommunications report acceptance for other countries including South Korea and Malaysia.
Our company and secure facilities are 100% Australian owned and not linked to or owned by an equipment manufacturer. As an ISO 17025 quality system compliant company, work undertaken by Austest Laboratories is held in strictest confidence and not disclosed to any party including officers of Government regulatory departments unless under an order or act of Australian law, or with our customer’s written permission. Particularly sensitive data is air gapped.