Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

BIS Portal Login via registered Email ID

Previously, User ID & Password were mandatory details required to login to the BIS portal. However, to ensure a more efficient process, an option to access the portal with a registered email ID is now available. This also helps those who have issues such as an invalid password   Steps to follow:  Click on the […]

IEC published new Safety standards for household appliances

To ensure safety of household appliances, IEC provides series of standards 60335 series whichcovers. General safety requirements for all appliances Requirements for specific device types   Above standards are mainly to protect against types of hazards such as electrical, mechanical,thermal, fire and radiation for appliances used in normal conditions. Here’s the link to check the […]

New Directive to amend the European RED which includes requirements on charging interfaces

The Directive harmonizes the charging interface for mobile phones/radio equipment wherecharging is through wired mode to incorporate same charging communication protocol. With this in place it is not necessary that the endusers have to purchase a new charging device on every purchase of a new mobile phone/ radio equipment. Here’s the link for further info.

New rules regarding the supply of Declared Articles in New Zealand

Worksafe NZ, has published new rules that applies to Level 3 EESS products that are new to market from 1st Jan 2023. All appliances, including safety devices, must be marked with either 230 volts or 400 volts, the two low voltage supply voltages used in New Zealand or marked with a voltage range that includes […]

ACMA’s New Online EME Checker: Check mobile phone tower emissions near you

ACMA has released a EME Checker to find the average electromagnetic energy (EME) from mobile phone towers (base stations) in tested areas. You can also see how those measurements compare with the safety limits set by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). The EME Checker allows you to check how the EME measured compares […]

ACMA consults on proposed changes to radiocommunications equipment regulation

With the intention of simplifying and streamlining radiocommunications equipment supply regulation, ACMA has proposed to incorporate the content of 13 existing radiocommunications mandatory technical standards and the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling Devices) Notice 2014 (the RLN) into the Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021. The proposal has mostly minor clarifications. It does not change the basic requirements […]

ACMA’s Low Interference Potential Devices consultation

Changes have been proposed for the LIPD Class License: 2015 to: support new technology applications bring Australia into line with international arrangements.   The updates cover new arrangements for: radiocommunications receivers communicating with satellites in the 915–928 MHz and 2400–2483.5 MHz bands frequency-hopping radiocommunications transmitters in the 5925–6425 MHz band radio local area network (RLAN) […]

Changes to the Telecommunications Labelling Notice

The Mobile Equipment Standard 2022 The Mobile Equipment Standard 2022 replaces the Telecommunications (Mobile Equipment Air Interface) Technical Standard 2018. It mandates compliance with 3 new industry standards to extend existing safeguards to 5G customer equipment: AS/CA S042.1:2022– Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network – Part 1: General (AS/CA S042.1)   AS/CA S042.4:2022– Requirements […]

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA