EESS - RCM ( Regulatory Compliance Mark)

We undertake all RCM processes for our clients including testing, design for compliance, test report assessment, preparation of all documentation and assistance with registration on the ERAC/ACMA database.

Note there is NO connection between the use by the ACMA of the RCM and the use of the RCM by the EESS.  They are completely separate schemes for very different purposes. They only have in common the RCM.  

Step by step guidance

Step 1:  Is your equipment in scope or out of scope? 

Importantly out of scope does not mean do nothing.  The electrical safety regulations require all equipment to be safe and AS 3820 applies.  See Step 3.

In scope means:  

  • rated at a voltage greater than 50 V AC RMS or 120V ripple-free DC; and,
  • rated at a voltage less than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free DC; and
  • is designed or marketed as suitable for household, personal or similar use

Step 2:  If it is in scope go to AS/NZS 4417.2 and find out what risk level your equipment falls into.

https://www.eess.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/001-EESS_In-scope-equipment-definitions-and-risk-levels-v2.0.pdf

Step 2a: Apply the process for the risk level that applies to your equipment

  • Level 1 – Evidence of compliance with the relevant standard + (Certificate of Suitability – Optional)
  • Level 2 – Evidence of compliance with the relevant standard + Compliance Folder + (Certificate of Suitability – Optional)
  • Level 3 – Evidence of compliance with the relevant standard + Certificate of Conformity – Mandatory

Step 2b: Register as a Responsible Supplier on the ERAC database.  Enter the information required for the risk level that applies to your equipment.

https://equipment.erac.gov.au/Registration/Default.aspx

End for in scope

Step 3: If your equipment is out of scope apply AS 3820 and the applicable standard. Do not mark with the RCM. Do not register as a Responsible Supplier. Do make a Compliance Folder. A compliance folder contains a description of the equipment, photos and technical data including test data.

End for out of scope




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