Some customers may see product certification as merely a compliance cost and an unnecessary but unavoidable impost on their business. Given the often staggering costs associated with product recalls (in monetary terms as well as marketplace reputation), best practice certification might well be the difference between business survival and demise. It can be that significant.
By submitting new or modified product to an independent rigorous technical assessment, and ensuring future production matches the certified design, compliance confidence levels for all stakeholders are maximised and should translate into fewer field safety incidents and nuisance service calls for the manufacturer/importer. This would deliver real benefits to the organisation.
AGA certification embodies all the desirable characteristics one would expect of a reputable and leading scheme. AGA technical personnel that deliver product certification services to industry are widely regarded as some of the most knowledgable and experienced within their field in Australia. The AGA brand has existed for well over 50 years and AGA continues to be the product certification body of choice for almost all gas industry participants. Following government regulatory confirmation of AGA's electrical and plumbing product certification capability, a wider industry customer base is now able to enjoy real certification benefits previously available only to the gas equipment sector. Further product certification schemes have subsequently been added - refer to the scheme list under the Application Info top menu heading.
AGA product certification meets the requirements of all relevant State & Territory Technical Regulators, effectively delivering a national product certification outcome and protecting customers from possible regulatory penalties associated with selling or marketing non-approved appliances.