Australian Standard AS 4983 Gas Fuel Systems for Forklifts and Industrial Engines - Western Australia


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate, install or modify a forklift mobile engine that uses compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

You must ensure that your forklift mobile engine is maintained and serviced by a registered gas fitter, in accordance with this Standard.

This Standard specifies requirements for liquefied petroleum gas (LP Gas) and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for engines mounted on industrial equipment, either for the propulsion of the equipment or for driving some auxiliary function, for example a forklift lifter or pump. It sets out requirements for the design and construction of component parts, their installation in equipment, and for tests, commissioning and periodic inspection.

This Standard applies to fixed installations, mobile and portable equipment such as forklifts, floor sweepers, polishers, tow tractors, elevating work platforms and industrial engines.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

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Comply AS 4983 Gas Fuel Systems for Forklifts and Industrial Engines - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


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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: 08 6251 1900
Fax: 08 6251 1901
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