Could you represent consumers on a Standards Australia Technical Committee?

Expressions of interest – CFA currently has a vacancy on the Standards Australia Technical Committee EL-001 Wiring Rules

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.

EL-001 Wiring rules prepares standards for electrical wiring ensuring safety from fire and shock, for electrical installations of buildings, structures and premises including temporary and mobile premises.

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. Committees meet two or three times per year (some via teleconference) 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 to. 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 10 February 2014.

For further information please contact the Standards Coordinator