Authorised Representative

 

The Equipment Safety Rules defines an Authorised Representative as:

Authorised Representative – a person or organisation that has written permission to act for and on behalf of the Responsible Supplier or manufacturer.

NOTE: The Authorised Representative may be a facilitator/consultant or a Certifier

 

Once the Responsible Supplier has made their Responsible Supplier declaration, they can also make the equipment registrations and declarations. Alternatively they may wish to have other people conduct the equipment registrations and declarations on their behalf. To do this they would set up an Authorised Representative to act for them.

An Authorised Representative may be another person within the company (for example a technical compliance officer) or they may be a consultant or certifier acting for the company.

Responsible Supplier can have multiple Authorised Representatives. They can have several Authorised Representatives from within their own company or several certifiers or consultants as Authorised Representatives or a mixture of people from within their own company and consultants or certifiers as Authorised Representatives.

Companies that have more than one person they want to be able to input and register the equipment details (or have different people in different divisions for different product lines) could have these staff listed as Authorised Representatives so they can register the relevant level 2 and level 3 equipment and brand and type (and voluntarily model number) of the level 1 equipment.

If this Authorised Representative is a consultant or a certifier they will have been given permission by the Responsible Supplier to act on the Responsible Suppliers behalf.

It should be noted that Responsible Suppliers and their Authorised Officers, Certificate Holders, and Certifiers who fail to discharge their obligations under the EESS, shall face significant penalties including fines, possible de-registration and de-listing and potential mandatory recall of the equipment. As well as exposing their Responsible Suppliers to significant penalties for failing to comply with the EESS, Authorised Representatives shall themselves face significant penalties and possible bans from acting in that role in the future.