Type A gas appliances
A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director.
Type A gas appliances
Type A appliances are domestic and commercial gas appliances listed in the table of regulation 42B of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999.
Series or mass produced Type A gas appliances and components must be certified as approved for sale, hire or use in WA. Currently The Australian Gas Association (AGA), SAI Global, IAPMO R&T Oceana, Global Mark and VIPAC are recognised by the Director as competent bodies for the approval of gas appliances. Consequently, appliances certified under those appliance safety certification schemes are accepted for installation in this State, unless the recognition is revoked by publication in the Government Gazette.
Appliances not carrying such certification must be specifically approved by an inspector and have an approval badge attached. The latter approval is at the discretion of the Director and is generally granted for an interim period pending AGA, SAI Global, IAPMO R&T Oceana, Global Mark or VIPAC certification. Independent Type A Gas Appliance Inspectors are available to carry out certification of Type A gas appliances. The Director designates these inspectors.
Lists of certified gas appliances can be viewed online as follows:
- The Australian Gas Association: www.gas.asn.au
- SAI Global: www.saiglobal.com
- IAPMO R&T Oceana: www.iapmooceana.org
- Global-Mark: http://online.global-mark.com.au/
- VIPAC: www.vipac.com.au
Procedures for certification
In general terms:
- Type A appliances will be assessed and tested to the appropriate Australian Standard such as AS/NZS 5623.
- Type B appliances are assessed against those requirements set out in Australian Standards AS 3814 / AS/NZS 5601 and AS 1375.
Mobile engines are required to comply and be identified as complying with Australian / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1425 for LP Gas or Australian Standard AS 2739 for Natural Gas. Stationary engines are classified as Type B appliances.
- Procedures for certification
- Technical and safety requirements for Type A gas appliances
Independent Type A gas inspector
The Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 require that, to be installed in consumers gas installations in Western Australia, Type A appliances must be approved. Type A appliances may be:
- approved by recognised approval bodies;
- individually approved for such installation by an inspector; and
- marked with a badge to this effect.
EnergySafety launched an independent scheme for certifying Type A (Domestic and Commercial) Gas Appliances in Western Australia in October 2003. The scheme was developed to replace the service previously provided by Alinta.
Although the Director of Energy Safety designates inspectors, testing/certification is conducted on request by, and at cost to, consumers. Such inspectors provide their services on a fee-for-service basis.
Continued designation (ie. authorisation) is subject to satisfactory performance of functions, which is audited from time to time by EnergySafety.
Independent Type A Gas Appliance Inspectors
EnergySafety cannot guarantee or be in any way responsible for the actions of these Inspectors or the nature or level of fees for their services.
Peter Godden (G 432)
PSG Gas Consultants
4 Millbrace Glen
Byford WA 6122
Ph: (08) 9525 0125
Mob: 0403 914 688
Darren Strachan (G 038)
Strachan Plumbing & Gas
235 Forrest Street
Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Ph: (08) 9091 4460
Mob: 0412 325 157
Henry Kowalewski (G 576)
Gas Appliance Approvals WA
Mob: 0439 990 871
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