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.
Under the mandatory standard, a vehicle jack is a device designed to raise a vehicle. Vehicle jacks covered by the mandatory standard include:
This mandatory standard is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard, AS/NZS 2693 Vehicle jacks, with variations.
AS/NZS 2693 is a voluntary standard except for those sections specifically called up by the mandatory standard. For complete information about all mandatory requirements for vehicle jacks, we strongly advise that you read Consumer Protection Notice No. 1 of 2010.
This mandatory standard was declared on 12 February 2010. Requirements of the mandatory standard came into effect on 1 July 2011.
in relation to goods - (including re-supply) by way of sale, exchange, lease, hire or hire-purchase and
in relation to services - provide, grant of confer.
This mandatory standard applies to anyone in the business of supplying vehicle support stands, including:
To allow for staggered implementation, there are some cases where a mandatory standard or ban prescribes different compliance dates for the manufacturing, importing and supply of a product. Manufacturers, importers and distributors should check for this detail in the mandatory standard before embarking on production, importation or distribution of these goods.
The requirements below are key requirements only. They may help to give suppliers a general idea of the detail they must look up in the Consumer Protection Notice and mandatory standard. This information may also assist consumers when they are choosing vehicle jacks.
While we provide some advice on this page to help you understand some aspects of the mandatory standard, suppliers must not rely on this information as a complete guide to compliance.
The mandatory standard specifies testing to ensure vehicle jacks meet requirements such as construction, design, performance, markings and instructions for use. Suppliers need to organise this testing through specialist laboratories with the right skills, experience and equipment.
For general purpose jacks, high lift jacks and caravan/trailer jacks, the following information must be clearly marked on the packaging of the jack, or if there is no packaging, on a leaflet attached to the jack:
‘height lowered’ which is the minimum height of the head cap in millimetres.
‘height raised’ which is the maximum height of the head cap in millimetres.
nominated capacity in kilograms stated as ‘Working Load Limit…kg.’
supply of maintenance instructions including:
any necessary procedures for maintenance
details for servicing the hydraulic system, if any.
Instructions for safe use for high lift jacks include the following:
No person should place any portion of his or her body under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
The following warning, or words to the same effect, for high lift jacks only:
‘This jack must have a minimum load of 'X' kg on it to lower step-by-step, otherwise the lifting mechanism will slide down to the base plate dropping the vehicle.' Please note that manufacturer should nominate the load stated.