Australian Standard AS 2268-1979 Electrostatic Paint and Powder Spray Guns for Explosive Atmospheres - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this standard if you intend to undertake electrostatic spray painting at your workplace. You must ensure that all electrical equipment used complies with this standard.

This standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, testing and operation of handheld and hand-operated electrostatic paint or powder sprayguns and associated apparatus. It also applies to handheld and hand-operated electrostatic guns used for spraying flock onto surfaces coated with flammable adhesives, and to automatic guns which are part of fixed apparatus.

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

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

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)