Queensland electrical equipment certification

Electrical equipment and appliances sold in Queensland must comply with the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld) and the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (Qld).

You can apply for Australian certification of electrical equipment to an Australian certifier under the Recognised External Certification Scheme (RECS) or a Regulatory Authority (Regulator).

A certificate is issued by a RECS or Regulator to show that an item of equipment has been independently assessed and meets the relevant standards, and is electrically safe.

There are 2 types of certificates:

  • Certificate of Conformity: for in-scope electrical equipment risk Level 3, also known as 'Certificate of Approval'
  • Certificate of Sustainability (voluntary): for in-scope electrical equipment risk Level 1 or Level 2.

Note: All certificates must be issued in accordance with the equipment safety rules.

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