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