You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to use certain equipment in a fire protected area during a prohibited period, and the weather conditions indicate that there is a danger of fire spreading.
- chain saws
- motor driven pumps.
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. The standard sets out requirements for portable hand-operated knapsack spray pumps of the water-container type for firefighting, and specifies materials and construction details, and includes performance test requirements.