There has been a change to the regulatory requirements of air conditioning units in Queensland. These units are “in-scope” equipment and primarily designed for use in residential homes.
1. At 29 January 2017, air conditioning units that incorporate flammable refrigerants were classified as risk Level 3 under the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS).
2. Responsible suppliers of this equipment must now be registered on the EESS database and register the equipment using a Certificate of Conformity.
Additionally, the units are required to be marked with the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM).
Note: these changes only apply to units manufactured/imported into Australia after 29 January 2017. Those units manufactured or imported prior to this date, that comply with the relevant standard, and have already been sold by a registered responsible supplier to a third party to on-sell, may continue to be on-sold until the supply is exhausted.
3. Air conditioners that use non-flammable or low flammable refrigerants are currently Level 1. They will become Level 2 on 1 June 2018.
For more information visit the ERAC website