Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R27

R27 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Flow Sensor

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The product is a device that measure flow or flow and
temperature within a water supply system (drinking or non drinking)
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the flow sensor 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 – 2017/R26

R26 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Packaged Pump Station

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The product is a prefabricated packaged pumping
station.The Product is utilised for pumping waste when it is not practical to gravitate to
the Sewerage System.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the prefabricated
packaged pumping station 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
30 July 2018.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R25

R25 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Bed Pan Macerator

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The bed pan macerator appliance is designed to
discharge disposable bedpan liners and bottles together with their waste content to the
sanitary drainage system.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the bed pan
macerator 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
30 July 2018.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R23

R23 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Appliance – Rice Washer

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for
the above mentioned product. The rice washer appliance washes and then stores
washed rice for cooking purposes.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the rice washer 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
30 July 2018.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R21

R21 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Recirculating Shower

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises that it has undertaken a review of potential risks associated with a new/innovative product. The product is a shower device which recirculates the shower waste water for re-use while the shower is in use.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the use of grey water for personal hygiene is not permitted by the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) or State and Territory Health/Environment regulations as this presents a high risk to public health and safety.
Outcome
The ABCB confirms that, given the risks identified, this type of product cannot be certified and authorised for use within a plumbing and drainage installation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.
This outcome is based on the following advice provided by both the WaterMark Technical Advisory Committee and the State and Territory Plumbing Administrations:-

  • The water being circulated in this product is classified as ‘grey water’. The use of grey water for personal hygiene is not in accordance with the requirements of the PCA. Under Part B1, the performance requirements state that cold water installation intended to supply cold water for human consumption, food preparation, food utensil washing, or personal hygiene must be connected to a drinking water supply.
  • The use of grey water in each State and Territory is regulated by either the Department of Health, or the Department of Environment, where the use of grey water for ‘bathing’ or ‘showering’ is prohibited.

Issued
04 December 2017.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R20

R20 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Flushing Sink

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product. The product incorporates a sink with integrated flushing rim to discharge waste to the sanitary drainage system.
The WaterMark Administration verifies that the risk assessment for the flushing sink has identified risks requiring mitigation through the WaterMark Certification Scheme.
Outcome
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
31 October 2017.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R15

R15 – Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – Small Bore Manifolds for use in hot and cold water installations.

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product.
Outcome
In accordance with the WaterMark Scheme Rules, any new, or innovative material, or product that is required to comply with AS/NZS 4020 requires a Level 1 Certification. Therefore, the Small Bore Manifold assessed will require a Level 1 Certification.
Issued
23 March 2017.

Risk Assessment Notification – 2017/R16

R16- Risk Assessment Notice.pdf


Product Assessed: – ‘Smart Sink’ Plaster Trap

Assessment
The WaterMark Administration advises it has reviewed a risk assessment submitted for the above mentioned product.
Outcome
For the purposes of the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) a plaster trap is considered to be an on-site liquid trade waste system. Part F2 of the PCA requires on-site liquid trade waste systems to comply with the requirements of the receiving Network Utility Operator. The PCA also requires that liquid trade waste must be discharged according to the requirements and agreement of the authority having jurisdiction and the receiving Network Utility Operator.
Currently on-site liquid trade waste systems are not captured within the WaterMark Certification Scheme, as they are considered to be the responsibility of the Network Utility Operator. WaterMark Certification is a form of Evidence of Suitability to demonstrate fitness for purpose for a plumbing or drainage installation. It does not guarantee suitability or acceptance by a Network Utility Operator as previously provided by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Appraisal Scheme.
It is important to note that while trade waste pre-treatment products are not captured under the WaterMark Certification Scheme, any material, or product used to connect the trade waste pre-treatment product to a plumbing and drainage system shall be considered for WaterMark Certification in accordance with the Scheme Rules. In relation to the ‘Smart Sink’ bench mounted product this would mean that the standard 50mm fitting to the plumbing ‘S’ trap, including the plug and washer, should be a WaterMark Certified product.
For further direction on the requirements for on-site liquid trade waste systems refer to the authority having jurisdiction in your State or Territory.
Issued
23 March 2017