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:
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.
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.