What is the A-Tick and C-Tick logo’s on products? In Australia the A-Tick and C-Tick logo on a product indicated that the products manufacturer was claiming that the product had been verified to comply with the compliance requirements for Australia. The C-Tick and A-Tick are now officially legacy logo’s these should now only be found on older products. These compliance marks were phased out over a 3 year period. This scheme was brought to an end on the 1st of March, 2016.
In 2013, the Australian Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) launched their amended Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) regulations. They provided essential changes to the electrical safety scenario regarding products sold in Australia and New Zealand. Part of the registration process for suppliers is that a declaration must be submitted. This declaration must state that the equipment they sell meets established standards and is electrically safe, confirmed with the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) and the brand name.
To determine how to get RCM it must be recognised that the responsible party for obtaining a Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) is known as the “supplier” of the related products. The description of this entity is an importer, distributor or manufacturer that installs or sells electrical and electronic or radio products. Regulations require that electrical and electronic products for sale or being used by consumers must comply with determined Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standards.
RCM Compliance for the Australian market is truly underway. If you didn’t already hear about the changes from C-Tick and A-Tick then spare two minutes and watch our video! View our RCM testing, compliance, certification and approvals quick help video.
We have had many customers call us recently regarding the sale and distribution of of Radio Controlled Models such as drones, planes, cars, boats and other motorized devices. Many of these inquiries are directly relating to Australian certification for radio controlled models.
The ACMA is cracking down on LED lights causing TV interference, EMC compliance is mandatory. Many readers of this post will be very aware of the variation in the product range of LED lighting currently hitting the market place globally, almost all of which requires EMC testing. Australia has implemented energy efficiency targets which include incentives to upgrade older technology lighting systems in the home and workplace to more modern more energy efficient lighting with the same or better lighting capability. Some of this testing energy efficient includes accredited lamp Circuit Power testing or more commonly known as LCP testing, EMC Bayswater can provide LCP testing. This is usually required under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target also known as the VEET scheme.