AS / NZS 1873 Powder-actuated (PA) Hand-held Fastening Tools - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you intend to use an explosive powered tool at a workplace. Explosive-powered tools are powder actuated hand-held tools which can drive a fastener against, into or through a material by means of an explosive charge and includes every attachment and accessory for such tool and every device to be used with such tool but does not include a firearm, an LPG or propane gas powered tool or a side-wall coring gun used in exploratory borehole work.

This standard comprises:

  • AS / NZS 1873.1:2003 Power-actuated (PA) hand-held fastening tools - Selection, operation and maintenance
  • AS / NZS 1873.2:2003 Power-actuated (PA) hand-held fastening tools - Design and construction
  • AS / NZS 1873.3:2003 Power-actuated (PA) hand-held fastening tools - Charges
  • AS / NZS 1873.4:2003 Power-actuated (PA) hand-held fastening tools - Fasteners.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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