Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1715/1716 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment - Australian Government

Description

You must comply with this one of these standards if you are the operator of a Regulated Australian Vessel, or if you are the operator of a foreign vessel that is;

  • In an Australian port
  • entering or leaving an Australian port
  • in the internal waters of Australia
  • in the territorial sea of Australia, other than in the course of innocent passage.

The standards set out the minimum requirements for breathing apparatus. They are:

  • AS/NZS 1715 (Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment)
  • AS/NZS 1716 (Respiratory protective devices).

For foreign ships, any equivalent international standard must be complied with.

Please consult the Agency Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

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.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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Enquiries

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5664
Fax: 02 6279 5966