JAS-ANZ is to take on the management of the Australian and New Zealand Certification Scheme for explosion-protected electrical equipment (ANZEx Scheme) following the transfer from Standards Australia. The transfer was by mutual agreement and had endorsement by Standards Australia’s Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC). A deed of transfer was exchanged and JAS-ANZ commenced management on 3 August 2016.
For the Standards Australia announcement please visit their website.
The ANZEx Scheme is documented in Standards Australia Miscellaneous Publication (MP) 87, Parts 1 and 2.
MP 87 Part 1 – enabling certified suppliers of electrical equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres to demonstrate that products meet industry benchmarks and relevant regulatory requirements.
MP87 Part 2 – enabling certified facilities that overhaul, repair or modify explosion-protected electrical equipment to demonstrate that services meet industry benchmarks and relevant regulatory requirements.
In the short term, it will be business as usual, conformity assessment bodies authorised under the ANZEx Scheme are able to continue operating in accordance with the applicable part(s) of MP87 and it is anticipated that Compliance Resource Associates International (CRAi) will continue as the ANZEx Scheme administrator.
For more information, please head to the ANZEx website or contact us.