You may need to comply with this standard to use certain equipment in a fire protected area during a prohibited period or for beekeeping purposes.
Examples of equipment include:
- 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 chainsaw, motor vehicle or other stationary non-stationary engine in the open air or in contact with vegetation. Special approval of the Agency is required for a fire within a smoker used for a bee farming operation.
Neither of these restrictions apply if certain conditions are met, including that you have at least one knapsack spray pump with a tank capacity of at least 9 litres that complies with this standard. In the case of bee-farming this applies where the weather conditions are such that there is a danger of the spread of fire.
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.