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This safety standard sets requirements for the design, construction, performance and labelling of vehicle support stands.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Registered 01 Dec 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Dec-2017
Tabled Senate05-Dec-2017
Table of contents.

 

Consumer Goods (Vehicle Support Stands) Safety Standard 2017

I, Michael McCormack, Minister for Small Business, make the following safety standard.

Dated   30 November 2017

Michael McCormack

Minister for Small Business

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Safety standard                                                                                                                               2

6............ Requirements during transitional period........................................................................ 2

7............ Safety standard for vehicle support stands after transitional period............................... 2

8............ Variation of the Australian Standard............................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       3

Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands (Consumer Protection Notice No 12 of 2008) (Federal Register of Legislation No. F2008L04579)                                                                                      3

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Consumer Goods (Vehicle Support Stands) Safety Standard 2017.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after this instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under sections 104 and 105 of the Australian Consumer Law.

Note:          The reference to the Australian Consumer Law is a reference to Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 as it applies as a law of the Commonwealth, States and Territories: see section 140K of that Act and corresponding provisions of Acts of States and Territories applying that Schedule.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Australian Standard means Australian Standard AS 2538:2016 Vehicle support stands, as in force on the commencement of this instrument.

Note:          The Australian Standard could in 2017 be purchased from SAI Global’s website (https://www.saiglobal.com). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission can make a copy of the standard available for viewing at one of its offices, subject to licensing conditions.

transitional period means the period of 24 months beginning on the day this instrument commences.

vehicle support stand means a vehicle support stand (within the meaning of the Australian Standard) that has a nominated capacity (in accordance with that Standard) of 1,500 kilograms or less.

Part 2Safety standard

  

6  Requirements during transitional period

             (1)  During the transitional period, a vehicle support stand must comply with:

                     (a)  the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands (Consumer Protection Notice No 12 of 2008), as in force immediately before the commencement of this instrument; or

                     (b)  the Australian Standard as varied by section 8.

Note:          The Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands could in 2017 be viewed on the Federal Register of Legislation website (https://www.legislation.gov.au).

             (2)  This section is repealed at the end of the last day of the transitional period.

7  Safety standard for vehicle support stands after transitional period

                   After the transitional period, the Australian Standard, as varied by section 8, is declared to be a safety standard for vehicle support stands.

8  Variation of the Australian Standard

                   For the purposes of this Part, the Australian Standard is varied by replacing section 1 of the Australian Standard with the following:

1 SCOPE

This standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, performance and labelling of vehicle support stands with a nominated capacity of 1,500 kilograms or less.


Schedule 1Repeals

  

Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands (Consumer Protection Notice No 12 of 2008) (Federal Register of Legislation No. F2008L04579)

1  The whole of the standard

Repeal the standard.

Note:       Under item 4 of Schedule 7 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands continued in force from the start of 1 January 2011 as if it were a safety standard made under section 104 of the Australian Consumer Law (because it was taken under section 65E of the Trade Practices Act 1974 to be a prescribed consumer product safety standard for the purposes of section 65C of that Act immediately before 1 January 2011).