Labelling

Labelling requirements are laid down in the Australia Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Radiocommunications Labelling (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Notice 2008 and the New Zealand Gazette Radiocommunications (Compliance) Notice 2004.

Example label

Form of Marking:

Equipment so required must be marked with the logo and supplier identification. There are eight forms of supplier identification acceptable in Australia and five in New Zealand, with the common form being the Supplier Code Number (SCN).

Size of Marking:

The logo shall be marked no less than 3 mm in height and the SCN shall be legible and marked no less than 1 mm in height.

Placement:

The compliance marking shall be placed on the external surface of the equipment as near as possible to the equipment identification marking. It is permitted to additionally place compliance marking in documentation and promotional material.

Durability:

The compliance marking must be durable and applied permanently or in a manner that makes removal or obliteration difficult. Compliance marking applied identically to the rating marking, for which there exists applicable electrical safety standard’s durability test methods, is a recommended method of meeting the Notice’s durability requirements.

Product Marking Alternatives:

The logo shall be unaltered but if the above labelling requirements cannot be met, then there exists alternative methods of meeting the marking requirements.

RCM:

Under the new proposed labelling arrangements, the three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, RCM and A-Tick (Australia)) are being consolidated into a single compliance mark—the RCM. For the four Labelling Notices, the intent is to impact marking only – the other requirements are unchanged. However, part of the proposal affects electrical safety requirements. Please refer to the respective websites for updates on the proposal: ACMA, RSM and ERAC.

For further information, please contact Braco Compliance Ltd.