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Patrick Singleton, ex NSW Fair Trading, joins ASA

Australian Safety Approval is pleased to announce the employment of Patrick Singleton, to assist in the issuing of electrical safety approval certificates.

Patrick is a former investigator at New South Wales Fair Trading Energy and Utilities Unit, where he worked for 7 years assessing test reports from Australian and International test facilities for compliance with the relevant standards and preparing Approval Certificates in the case of Declared Articles and Certificates of Suitability for Non-Declared Articles.

ASA recognised by NSW Fair Trading for issuing Declared Articles

ASA LogoASA (Australian Safety Approval) has become a recognised external approval scheme by the New South Wales Government Office of Fair Trading. This allows ASA to issue electrical safety product approval certificates for both declared and non declared electrical products for Australia and New Zealand.

There are currently 56 classes of Declared Articles including dishwashers, hairdryers, room heaters and sewing machines. Further details of these items can be downloaded from the Fair Trading Website

A copy of the NSW Governmental Gazette notice for ASA can be found here.  ASA is also accredited by JAS-ANZ under their Product Certification Scheme with a copy of the certificate here.

Australian Safety Approval was created to provide high quality, fast and Example Certificateeconomical product approval certification for manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical items for Australian and New Zealand markets and to comply with EESS requirements application of the RCM.

Our assessors have in excess of 10 years of experience in issuing electrical product safety approval certificates and are extremely knowledgeable in determining the most applicable standard for your product, and in assessing reports for compliance to Australian and New Zealand standards.

Principal assessors are David Lee and Jay Wessels, both well known players in the Australian electrical certification industry.

  • David Lee has more than 10 years experience in the electrical testing industry with previous positions at SGS (Electrical Product Safety Certification Scheme) and as approvals manager of Electrolux Major Appliances.
  • Jay Wessels has many years of experience with electrical product certification (ex SAA Approvals and Queensland Electrical Safety Office).

A copy of our NSW Fair Trading authorisation and JAS-ANZ Certificate can be found in the following multi-page TIFF ASAaccreditation


The ASA Guide to Product Safety Approval can be downloaded here.

The ASA Application for Certification / Modification can be downloaded here.

Applications should be emailed to