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Jacks (vehicle)

Black vehicle jack
A vehicle jack is a device designed to raise a vehicle. Raising a motor vehicle with a vehicle jack can be hazardous. Using an unsafe vehicle jack or using a vehicle inappropriately can cause injuries and in some cases, death.

There is a mandatory standard for vehicle jacks that includes:

  • hydraulic jacks
  • lever jacks
  • pantograph (scissor) jacks
  • screw jacks
  • caravan/trailer jacks
  • high lift jacks.

There is also separate mandatory standard for trolley jacks.

Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

This mandatory standard was declared on 12 February 2010 and came into effect on 1 July 2011. It covers requirements for design, construction, performance and instructions for safe use for a variety of vehicle jacks.
Recalls

Recalls

Check www.recalls.gov.au for any recalls related to this page.

Alerts

DON'T BE A JACKASS WITH JACKS. People have been crushed to death or severely injured when they have not used jacks, support stands or ramps properly. The ACCC is leading a joint campaign with state and territory fair trading agencies to raise awareness about your safety when doing DIY mechanic work. Follow the safety tips and read the information to stay safe when working under your car.

Tips

There are various tips to consider when using vehicle and trolley jacks, support stands and vehicle ramps. Follow these tips to stay safe.

Videos

Check out the Don't be a jackass - an anti-manual for using a car jack video as part of the national DIY campaign.

Statistics

In Victoria, from January 2000 to 30 June 2007:

  • 320 hospital admissions were recorded for injuries associated with the use of vehicle jacks
  • 53 per cent of these injuries occurred at home
  • 16 per cent of these injuries occurred at a place of trade such as a workshop, or at an other service area
  • 11 per cent of injuries occurred on a road, street or highway.

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