All suppliers of electrical equipment ultimately have a hand in ensuring only electrically safe electrical equipment reaches the marketplace. The EESS is aimed at capturing those in the supply chain of household/personal type equipment. The term ‘Responsible Supplier’ under the EESS has a specific meaning, detailed in the following pages.
Supplier of not In-scope Electrical Equipment
Suppliers that are not captured by the EESS, still have legislative responsibilities. This includes suppliers of not In-Scope electrical equipment (e.g. commercial, industrial, medical equipment, high voltage or extra low voltage equipment). State and Territories require all suppliers to ensure electrical equipment is safe. The way to demonstrate this can be found here.
Suppliers of In-Scope electrical equipment (other that first supplier)
By law, in the participating jurisdictions of the EESS, suppliers who are the second or subsequent supplier in the supply chain of In-scope electrical equipment must:
- source the electrical equipment from a Registered Responsible Supplier on the EESS Registration Database; and
- ensure the equipment is registered on the EESS Registration Database (for Level 2 and Level 3); and
- ensure the equipment is marked with Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) in accordance with the requirements listed in AS/NZS 4417.1 & AS/NZS 4417.2.
Examples of second or subsequent supplier in the supply chain of In-scope electrical equipment are:
- On-line sellers
- Electrical contractors.
To search the EESS Registration Database to see if your supplier is a Registered Responsible Supplier click here.
To search the EESS Registration Database to see if your Equipment is registered against your Registered Responsible Supplier click here.