Australia Adopts the Customer Equipment Safety Standard
The ACMA issued Telecommunications (Customer Equipment Safety) Technical Standard 2018 (the Customer Equipment Safety Standard) that adopts the following Australian/New Zealand Standards:
AS/NZS 60950.1:2015 – Information technology equipment – Safety, Part 1: General requirements (the 2015 industry standard)
AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 – Audio/video, information, and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements (the 2018 industry standard)
This Industry Standard will totally replace the 2015 Industry Standard on February 15, 2022. However, up to this date, a manufacturer can confirm a product both under the 2015 Standard or the 2018 Standard.
It is necessary to point out that the Customer Equipment Safety Standard:
extends over the equipment that is intended for connection to a telecommunications network
up to 2022, it allows using both the 2015 Industry Standard or the 2018 Industry Standard
requires that the product complies with the adopted applicable industry standard
includes savings and transitional arrangements for products manufactured, imported or modified before the adoption of the Customer Equipment Safety Standard
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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