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Swimming Pool Pump Energy Efficiency Standard AS 5102.1 Draft out for public comment

AS 5102.1 Performance of household electrical appliances – Swimming pool pump-units, Part 1: Measurement of energy consumption and performance has…

Mon, 25 Feb 2019  |  Read more

GS scheme reports not acceptable for component or product approval

There are a number of product and component approval schemes operated throughout the world.  For companies seeking Australian approval, GS…

Sun, 24 Feb 2019  |  Read more

NATA give up maintaining the ACMA RTA list

Since 1999, NATA have maintained a list of labs (known as Recognised Testing Authorities) that hold accreditation for testing to…

Wed, 19 Dec 2018  |  Read more

Austest Welcomes decision to base Australia’s space agency in Adelaide

Today’s decision to base Australia’s new space agency at Lot Fourteen on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site in Adelaide has been…

Wed, 12 Dec 2018  |  Read more

AS/NZS 3013 fire and mechanical performance of wiring system elements

Austest Laboratories is pleased to announce further expansion of its capabilities to include mechanical testing of cables and wiring elements…

Wed, 15 Aug 2018  |  Read more

Requirements for DC isolators

AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 is the standard that State based product safety regulators and JAS-ANZ accredited certifiers use for definitions and determinations…

Thu, 12 Jul 2018  |  Read more

RCBO Prohibition Notice now in force

ESV’s (Energy Safe Victoria) Prohibition Notice for RCBOs came into force 1 July.  ESV took steps in early 2017 to…

Wed, 11 Jul 2018  |  Read more

Battery Storage Systems Guide now available

The Best Practice Guide: Battery Storage Equipment – Electrical Safety Requirements (the guide) and the associated Battery Storage Equipment – Risk Matrix have been…

Mon, 9 Jul 2018  |  Read more

Telecommunications Certification Body Statements, just the facts

The Background:  Arising from the Telecommunications Act 1997, the ACMA administered a Certification Body Scheme.  Our company, Approval Specialists Pty.…

Thu, 3 May 2018  |  Read more

Australian requirements for Power Assisted Bicycles

Bicycles with small electric motors are becoming more popular.  Here is a summary of the regulatory requirements applicable to importers…

Thu, 15 Feb 2018  |  Read more

AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 published today

Standards Australia have today published a new electrical safety product standard covering information technology equipment, audio visual equipment and their…

Thu, 15 Feb 2018  |  Read more

ASA Opens China Office

Australian Safety Approval has opened an office in China (PRC) to assist local manufacturers in obtaining product safety approval certificates…

Thu, 16 Nov 2017  |  Read more

Austest Labs selected by Boeing Defence Australia for Project Currawong

Austest Laboratories has been selected to test the strength and durability of equipment designed for Project Currawong for Boeing Defence…

Mon, 4 Sep 2017  |  Read more

EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast…

Wed, 22 Feb 2017  |  Read more

Only weeks until Inverters are removed from the CEC Approved List

Changes for CEC inverter listings By 9 October 2016, all inverters and PCE on the CEC-approved list will need to…

Thu, 22 Sep 2016  |  Read more