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Electrical Compliance Testing Association of Australia serves the needs of Australian industry

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Established in 1995, the Electrical Compliance Testing Association of Australia (ECTA) is an incorporated association formed by NATA accredited electrical testing laboratories in Australia and includes an accredited member from New Zealand.

The Association defines its goal as to "foster the growth of a professional and value adding compliance testing resource to serve the needs of Australian industry."

To this end, ECTA involves itself in a range of activities, such as:
  • sharing of information through activities such as interpretation working groups and internal and external education
  • promotion of the value of testing results obtained from appropriately accredited test houses
  • participation in standards writing committees and working groups
  • provision of advice to Government on policy issues
  • provision of advice to Industry on compliance and approval issues
  • enhancement of the international competitiveness of Australian Industry by promoting compliance with internationally harmonised standards
  • promotion of the professional development of the membership
  • development and enforcement of a Code of Ethics; and
  • such activities as approved by the committee and which are of benefit to the industry.
There are 14 active members of the Association, which operate laboratories in a total of 18 locations in Australia and New Zealand.

Member laboratories provide testing services to the public in a variety of areas, testing equipment to Australian and International Standards.

These include:
  • electrical safety
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • electromagnetic radiation
  • electromedical equipment
  • energy efficiency labelling
  • environmental performance
  • gas appliances
  • lighting equipment
  • performance ratings; and
  • telecommunications.
Further, members regularly meet to discuss issues of interest to the testing industry, and to make submissions to regulators, public investigations, inquiries and industry surveys.

ECTA also nominates members to serve on relevant Committees of Standards Australia and to make representations to government inquiries.

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