Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

Are EMC immunity tests required for AU/NZ RCM approvals?

EMC immunity tests are on voluntary basis only. They are not mandatory requirement for RCM compliance. European EMC test reports can generally be the basis of compliance for RCM. A review of these reports is recommended to ensure there are no products changes since it was last tested. Depending on the type of product and […]

Myths of RCM Approval

This article will unveil some of the pertinent so-called myths of RCM approvals. A Myth-buster article and a must know for manufacturers, importers, suppliers of electronic & electrical products in Australia and New Zealand.    After having worked on Australian electronic product approvals since the start of such legislative regulations in 1997 introduced by ACA […]

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 […]

WLAN Use in the 6 GHz Band

New Zealand Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has now made the 5925 – 6425 MHz frequency band available for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) under the Low Power Indoor (LPI) use and the Very Low Power (VLP) Indoor and Outdoor use regimes through the Radiocommunications Regulations Notice 2022. The country is now in line with the strategy […]

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