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Standards Australia transfers management of the ANZEx Scheme to JAS-ANZ

Standards Australia has transferred management of the ANZEx Conformity Assessment Scheme to JAS-ANZ by mutual agreement.

 

The transfer of management from Standards Australia to JAS-ANZ provides continuity of management allowing stakeholders to continue to use the ANZEx Scheme in support of certification and conformity assessment. The primary portal for information relating to the ANZEx Scheme and for viewing Certificates of Conformity issued under the ANZEx Scheme is the website.

 

The ANZEx Scheme is the Australian program for the Certification of Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres. In Australia and New Zealand the installation standards for electrical equipment in a Hazardous Area require ‘Proof of Compliance’. This requirement is in accordance with a Type 5 scheme identified in AS/NZS ISO/IEC 17065 and the associated rules. Either a Certificate of Conformity within this ANZEx Scheme or an IECEx Certificate of Conformity is deemed to comply with this requirement.

 

The transfer of management was the result of a process undertaken by Standards Australia to appoint a suitable manager of the ANZEx Scheme for the period following the conclusion of the Standards Australia’s commitment to manage the ANZEx Scheme which concluded in August 2016. The transfer was endorsed by Standards Development and Accreditation Committee (SDAC), a committee of Standards Australia’s Board of Directors.

 

Standards Australia and JAS-ANZ negotiated a deed of transfer which recognises JAS-ANZ as the manager of the ANZEx Scheme commencing on 3 August 2016.