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Electrical Equipment Safety System

Sale of Electrical Equipment in Tasmania

If you are the first:

  • importer into Australia; or
  • manufacturer

of low voltage equipment, that is designed or marketed as suitable for household use, then you need to be aware of your obligations regarding the new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) that commenced in Tasmania on 1 May 2013

The EESS is an enhancement on the previous electrical equipment 'approval scheme' under part 4 of the Electricity Industry Safety and Administration Act 1997, that includes:

  • requirements for "responsible suppliers" to be registered on the new national database
  • introduces the term "in scope electrical equipment" to capture all low voltage household electrical equipment within the EESS
  • introduces three levels of electrical equipment based on risk classification
  • all equipment must be marked with the regulatory compliance mark (RCM)

Further information information regarding:

Energy efficiency

There are retailer obligations for those that sell electrical appliances and articles, where the items for sale must have energy efficiency labeling.

National legislation manages these obligations.