Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R66

R66 – RA Notice domestic clothes washer_dryer.pdf


Product Assessed: – Domestic clothes washer/dryer

Assessment
The Administering Body advises it has reviewed a risk assessment principles checklist submitted for the above mentioned product. The product is a free-standing appliance designed for domestic use.
The Administering Body verifies that the risk assessment principles checklist undertaken for this product type has identified risks that potentially require mitigation through the
WaterMark Certification Scheme.

Outcome
This product type does present a risk requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme, however, this would be a duplication of risk mitigation to the already recognised national electrical safety regulations.
The Administrating Body considers that the mandatory compliance to AS/NZS 60335.1, AS/NZS 60335.2.7 & AS/NZS 60335.2.11 through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.

Electrical Equipment Safety System
Registration satisfactorily mitigates the risks identified for this product type.
Therefore, this product type will now be listed on the WaterMark Schedule of Excluded Products, notwithstanding the need for this product type to be supported with evidence of suitability to be installed within a plumbing and drainage system in accordance with A5.6 (3) of the Plumbing Code of Australia. The option of evidence of suitability that will be listed on the Schedule will be compliance to AS/NZS 60335.1, AS/NZS 60335.2.7 & AS/NZS 60335.2.11.

Issued
15 September 2020

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R55

R55 – Risk Assessment commercial pot washing machine.pdf


Product Assessed: – Commercial pot washing machine

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The function of this product is to wash commercial cooking pots.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the commercial pot washing machine 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 or 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.
The WaterMark Schedule of Products will now be revised to reflect the most appropriate specification for these products. Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies will be required to evaluate these products in accordance with the Scheme Rules to the listed specification.
Issued
18 March 2020.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R50

R50 – Risk Assessment Notice – Retrofit sub meter (V2).pdf


Product Assessed: – Retrofit Sub Meter

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The product is a retrofit sub meter with integral shut off valve for installation into the existing property service valve.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the retrofit sub meter has identified risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.
Outcome
The Risk Assessment identified the overall risk rating being high for the 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 high 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.
Issued
2 March 2020 (V2).

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R41

R41 – Risk Assessment Notice Heated and cold water piping systems.pdf


Product Assessed: – Heated and cold water piping systems (PE-RT)

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The product is polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) pipe and fittings
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 or wastage of water 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.
The ABCB believes that given the current issues with certain plastic type piping and fittings that Standards Australia Committee (PL006) undertake a new project to develop an appropriate specification. By Standards Australia undertaking this project it would be in keeping with the precedence already set with multi-layer pipes (AS4176) and PE-X fittings (AS/NZS 2537).
In developing a product specification published by a third party standards writing body Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies shall undertake this procedure in accordance with the Manual for the WaterMark Certification, Appendix 4, Section 1.
Issued
26 February 2020

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R53

R53 – Risk Assessment Notice Tundish self seal.pdf


Product Assessed: – Tundish with self-sealing device

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The product is a plastic bodied fitting utilised in the sanitary plumbing system for the collection of the discharge from condensate from heating, cooling and air-conditioning equipment and creates a physical barrier/air gap. The tundish includes within the construction a self-sealing device
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 or wastage of water 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.
Issued
26 February 2020.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R48

R48 – Risk Assessment Food Waste Digester.pdf


Product Assessed: – Food Waste Digester

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The function of this product is to break down biodegradable material using microorganisms in the presence of oxygen and to output as grey water.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the food waste digester 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 or 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.
The WaterMark Schedule of Products will now be revised to reflect the most appropriate specification for these products. Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies will be required to evaluate these products in accordance with the Scheme Rules to the listed specification.
Issued
26 February 2020.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R44

R44 – Risk Assessment Notice Bakery Doser.pdf


Product Assessed: – Bakery doser mixer

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The function of this product is to dose a specific volume and temperature of water in commercial bakery applications.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the bakery doser mixer 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 or 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.
The WaterMark Schedule of Products will now be revised to reflect the most appropriate specification for these products. Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies will be required to evaluate these products in accordance with the Scheme Rules to the listed specification.
Issued
26 February 2020.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2020/R49

R49 – Risk Assessment Notice Bypass valve.pdf


Product Assessed: – Pressure differential bypass valve

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The function of this product is to maintain the same pressure within a circulating hot water system to minimise excessive head pressure at the recirculating pump.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for pressure differential bypass valve has identified risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.
Outcome
The Risk Assessment identified the overall risk rating being high for the nominated health and safety, economic or 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 high 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.
Issued
22 January 2020.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R35

R35 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Plate Heat Exchanger

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The product is utilised for transferring heat from a primary
source to a secondary supply notably drinking water applications by utilising plates
interlocked and stacked to provide maximum heat transfer area.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the plate heat
exchanger 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 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.
Issued
14 November 2018.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2019/R42

R42 – Sink Strainer Plug Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Sink Strainer Plug

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The product is a sink stainer/plug.. The Appliance is
designed for domestic or commercial use and is not plumbed-in.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the sink strainer plug
has identified no risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.
Outcome
The Risk Assessment identified the overall risk rating being low for the 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 low requires will be listed on the Schedule of Excluded Products and will not
require WaterMark Certification.
Approved WaterMark Conformity Assessment Bodies will no longer need to evaluate
these products to the most applicable specification.
Issued
12 June 2019.