Expressions of interest  are invited for a number of vacancies on  Standards Australia Technical Committees primarily concerned with product safety.

The Consumers’ Federation of Australia plays an important role in ensuring consumer interests are represented in the development of Australian Standards as part of the CFA Standards Project.  Standards are one of the foundation tools used for consumer protection. Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and perform the way they were intended. They establish the common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

This role represents the consumer interest and ensures standards to work for the end users by negotiating the final form of a standard in a committee process.

Volunteer consumer representatives are expected to participate in all meetings of their committee, to participate in out of meeting electronic communication and to develop their standards through negotiation and consensus with the rest of the committee. The Committee will meet 3-4 times per year (some via teleconference) and representatives are reimbursed for their travel expenses.

We are seeking volunteer consumer representatives to fill the following committee vacancies:

CS-018 Safety of children’s toys

CS-053 Sunglasses and fashion spectacles

CS-108 Cosmetic terminology

SF-006 Face and eye protection

TX-021 Sun protective clothing

More information  is available about Standards Australia and the CFA Standards Project

Please send your details to the Standards Coordinator standards@consumeraction.org.au  by 22 July 2015.

For further information about each committee please contact the Standards Coordinatorstandards@consumeraction.org.au