Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R68

R68 – RA Notice stainless steel pipes and fittings greater than 160mm OD.pdf


Product Assessed: -Stainless Steel Pipes and Fittings greater than 160mm OD for non-pressure application

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product.
Currently, sizes up to 160mm OD are included in the WaterMark Certification Scheme with the applicable specification for evaluation being AS 3495.
However, the risk assessment reviewed by the WaterMark Administration caters for stainless steel pipes and fittings of nominal outside diameter greater than 160mm (200mm 250mm 315mmOD), in grade 304 or 316 stainless steel, with socketed joint and included elastomeric seal.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for this product has identified risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.

Outcome
The Risk Assessment identified the overall risk rating being medium for the nominated health and safety, economic and water wastage consequences incidences. In accordance with the Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme, Appendix 3, Table D, any product with an overall risk rating of medium requires WaterMark Certification.
Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies will now need to evaluate these products to the most applicable specification. If the identified risks are unable to be satisfactorily addressed through an existing Specification, then a new, or amended Specification shall be proposed. A submission to the ABCB shall be undertaken in accordance with the Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme, Appendix 4, Protocol for Developing Product Specifications.

Upon receipt of the proposed nominated Specification the WaterMark Administration will review and verify the proposed nomination which shall include a public consultation period as outlined in clauses 1.7.2 and 2.7.2 of the Protocol for Developing Product Specifications.

Issued
3 November 2020