CFA seeks a volunteer representative on a new ‘Wheat Bags’ standard

Expressions of interest are invited for a vacancy on a  new  Standards Australia Technical Committee to develop the Wheat bag standard.

CFA plays an important role in ensuring consumer interests are represented in the development of Australian Standards.  As part of the  CFA Standards Project we are seeking a skilled  volunteer to advocate for the consumer interest to be taken into account, and for the standard to include acceptable requirements for consumer protection.

Technical Committee CS-113 Wheat bags will assess the potential hazards associated with wheat bag type products due to recent recommendations made after a fatality following a fire caused by a wheat bag.

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 4-5 times (some via teleconference) over the next 18 months and representatives are reimbursed for their travel expenses.

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.

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

Please send a resume to the  by 17 February 2014.

For further information please contact the Standards Coordinator