Australian Standard AS 1915 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres - Battery Operated Vehicles - Western Australia


You may be required to comply with this Standard if you intend to design or manufacture a battery-operated vehicle where flammable gases or vapours are present.

This Standard applies to battery-operated vehicles (trucks and tractors) which incorporate a storage battery of the lead-acid type as the source of power, which may be all-electric or electrohydraulic in operation, and which may be used where flammable gases or vapours may be present in the atmosphere.

This Standard sets out requirements for the electrical, mechanical or hydraulic components which may be capable of producing arcs, sparks, or hot surfaces that will present a fire or explosion hazard in the presence of flammable gases or vapours.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)