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Proposed Electricity Safety (Equipment Safety Scheme) Regulations 2018

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The Electricity Safety Amendment (Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme) Act 2018 was recently enacted by the Victorian Parliament (the EESS Act).

The EESS Act will introduce the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) into Victoria which is the system of electrical equipment safety regulation that is currently in operation in Queensland.

In preparation for the commencement of the EESS in Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria has reviewed the Electricity Safety (Equipment) Regulations 2009 (which are due to expire on 21 April 2019) and has developed a revised set of regulations that will both replace the current regulations and facilitate the implementation of the EESS Act.

Read the discussion paper and regulations

A discussion paper and draft of the proposed regulations and are available for download HERE.

The regulations should be read in conjunction with the recently enacted EESS Act which is available for download HERE.

Matters covered by the proposed regulations are limited to the following: 

  • Prescribing AS/NZS 4417.2 as the standard that determines which types of electrical equipment are classified as medium risk (level 2) or high risk (level 3) for the purposes of the EESS;
  • Prescribing the standards to which electrical equipment must comply if it is to be supplied in Victoria;
  • The fees ESV must charge for the issuing of certificates of conformity and suitability (formerly approval and compliance);
  • The procedures and fees for varying the information contained on certificates issued by ESV;
  • The procedures and fees for obtaining a renewal of a certificate issued by ESV;
  • Prescribing the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) as the mark that must be affixed to in-scope electrical equipment supplied in Victoria;
  • Prescribing requirements for the supply of second-hand in-scope electrical equipment (including in-scope electrical equipment offered for hire); and
  • Some general matters relating to the maintenance of a certificate register, provision of equipment samples to ESV and infringement notices.

ESV invites you to provide comment on the Discussion Paper and/or the draft regulations by no later than 26 October 2018.

Submissions should be addressed to:

EESS Consultation
Att: Adam Murdoch
Head of Electrical Equipment Safety & Efficiency
Energy Safe Victoria
PO Box 262 Collins St
West VIC 8007

Alternatively, email your comments to: consultation@energysafe.vic.gov.au.

Note: in the interests of transparency, ESV may make submissions to this Discussion Paper publicly available. Should you wish for any parts of your submission to remain confidential, clearly indicate those sections of the submission and provide justification for this request. ESV will determine whether or not to withhold or publish the submission following consultation with you.