Regulatory Compliance Mark – RCM for Australia
RCM mark for Australia and New Zealand
A new product labelling and supplier database system commenced in March 2013. The C-Tick and A-tick compliance marks were phased out and ended March 2016.
The old C-Tick and A-tick were consolidated with one single compliance mark, known as the RCM – Regulatory Compliance Mark. The new Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) commenced on the same date.
This system also uses the RCM for Australia. The result of these regulatory changes from the ACMA and ERAC is that the RCM will indicate a product’s compliance with all applicable Australian regulatory requirements, namely:
- Electrical Safety
All suppliers must register on a new national database and there is no longer a requirement to include supplier identification on product labelling.
RCM for Australia ACMA arrangements
- Arrangements will apply to all
The RCM system does not affect testing, record-keeping and evidential requirements as set out in the relevant labelling notices.
ACMA – “RCM Registration Applicant Guide“. An example RCM Declaration of Conformity can be found here.
RCM for Australia ERAC arrangements
The RCM is the only compliance mark for products within the scope of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS).
- Suppliers must register on the new database and label applicable products with the RCM
Further information about the EESS is available from www.erac.gov.au/.
Why use NATA Accredited testing laboratories?
We are NATA accredited and in the case of a dispute, NATA endorsed testing will be accepted by the ACMA over others. Please visit our RCM testing page for EMC testing for the RCM for Australia further details of other EMC compliance testing services for the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) that we offer.
Source: Courtesy of EMC Bayswater Melbourne, Australia