Seeking consumer rep for Standards Australia committee on DIY vehicle maintenance products

Expressions of interest  are invited for a vacancy on a  Standards Australia Technical Committee to update/amend requirements for warning labels/consumer information on car jacks, trolley jacks, vehicle stands and vehicle ramps.

Many Australians carry out DIY vehicle maintenance at home and a number of people have been crushed and killed by a vehicle they were working under. We are seeking a skilled  volunteer to advocate for the consumer interest to be taken into account, for the standard to include acceptable requirements for consumer protection and raise awareness of the dangers of incorrect use.

CFA plays an important role in ensuring consumer interests are represented in the development of Australian Standards as part of the  CFA Standards Project.

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.

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 your details to the Standards by 26 November 2014.

For further information please contact the Standards

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