You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to use a stationary or non-stationary engine in a fire protected area during the prohibited period.
Fire protected area means any land within a State forest, national park or other protected public land (or within 1.5km of a protected forest or national park).
Ordinarily it is illegal to use a chain saw, motor vehicle or other non-stationary engine in the open air or in contact with vegetation during the prohibited period in a fire protected area. This does not apply if certain conditions are met, including that the engine / exhaust pipe is fitted with a spark arrestor that complies with this standard.
This standard specifies requirements for the materials, design, construction and performance of spark arrestors for controlling the emission of sparks from internal combustion engines.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Australian Standard AS 1019-2000 Internal Combustion Engines - Spark Emission Control Devices - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Forests Act 1958 (Victoria)
Forests (Fire Protection) Regulations 2014 (Victoria)
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