Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1841/1850 Portable fire extinguishers - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with these standards if you operate a ship registered in Australia, or any ship in the territorial sea of Australia.

If your ship is equipped with motor lifeboats, they must carry 2 portable fire extinguishers that are capable of discharging foam or dry powder of a kind that is suitable for extinguishing oil fire.

The standards that portable fire extinguishers must comply with are:

  • AS / NZS 1841.1:2007;
  • AS / NZS 1841.4:2007;
  • AS / NZS 1841.5:2007;
  • AS / NZS 1841.8:2007; and
  • AS / NZS 1850:2009.

Please consult the 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

Ship Safety 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 5000