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Support stands for vehicles

Vehicle support stands
Vehicle support stands are tools used to support the axle or chassis of a vehicle. Vehicle support stands come in fixed or adjustable heights and are often used in pairs. The vehicle is lowered onto the vehicle support stands, creating access to the underside of the vehicle for maintenance or storage purposes.

The task of raising and supporting a motor vehicle is hazardous.

Raising and supporting a motor vehicle with vehicle support stands can be hazardous because of the vehicle's weight and lack of stability when raised. Using unsafe vehicle supports stands, or using vehicle support stands inappropriately, can lead to injuries and death.

Always buy and use vehicle support stands that meet the mandatory standard and always follow instructions for use.

Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

This mandatory standard came into effect on 25 November 2008. It includes design, construction, safety marking and packaging requirements for vehicle support stands.


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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.


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


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

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