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Standards for Appliance and Wall Switches

Standards cover electrical safety, installation and electromagnetic compatibility for different types of appliance and wall switches.

Standards for White Goods

White goods should comply with electrical safety, manufacturing, performance, energy efficiency, installation and electromagnetic compatibility standards. These standards apply to refrigerators (including freezers and wine coolers), clothes dryers, washing machines and dishwashers. Washing machines and dishwashers also need to be tested to water efficiency standards. Switches, cords, plugs and power points used with white goods should be tested to relevant Australian standards

Standards for Welding Equipment

Portable welding equipment should comply with electrical safety, installation and electromagnetic compatibility standards. These standards apply to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Manual Metal-Arc Welding (MMAW).  Note that in addition to the electrical safety standards listed below, there are specific standards that apply to cords, cables, plugs, sockets, outlet devices, appliance connectors and transformers associated with these products.

Standards for Swimming Pools and Spas

Standards cover electrical safety, installation, plumbing safety and electromagnetic compatibility for swimming pools and spas (Transportable and Conventional Baths), including pool pumps, pool and spa heaters, pool lights, solar heaters and collectors, and chlorinators. Note that switches, cords, plugs and power points used with pool and spa heaters should be tested to relevant Australian standards.

Standards for Bathroom Appliances

Electrical safety standards cover appliances used in bathrooms, such as hair care appliances, shavers, heat lamps, exhaust fans, towel rails and clothes dryers.  These standards help to protect people from harm when using appliances in damp bathroom areas. Note that additional standards to those listed below apply to flexible supply cords and plugs for electrical equipment used in bathrooms and lighting.

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