WaterMark Certification Scheme Risk Assessment Notification 2021/R79

See below notice from the ABCB

Product Assessed: Stainless steel push-fit fittings


The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. This product is for use with stainless steel pipe, stainless steel tube and adaptor fittings for connection to other pipe materials in water supply systems where the maximum operating pressure does not exceed 2,100 kPa.

The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for this product has
identified risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.


The Risk Assessment identified the overall risk rating being medium for nominated health and safety 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 may include a public consultation period as outlined in clauses 1.7.2 and 2.7.2 of the Protocol for Developing Product Specifications.


9 December 2021