"Sits the board of the NZ Standards Board to revise NZ Standards for LPG for the Motorhome and Caravan industry"
was cut and pasted from 'canfixltd site'
"The penultimate caravan standard (NZS 5428: 2006) had representation from both the Motor Caravan Association and the Camping & Caravan Association in its drafting so it can hardly be said that there was lack of consumer input.
Any member of the public can register an interest in a standard with the standards body and be given the opportunity to comment at the Public Comment stage. Committees are obliged to consider all comments."
And of course like a lot of these changes it was widely published, I think not, as member of NZMCA I do not recall being asked for input, and I wonder who represented NCMCA, some one with a vested interest.
I have no problem with obvious safety changes like the use of califonts, but to outlaw gasfitting as it was allowed prior to the change, yes, I am totally apposed to the change.
Let me put it this way, the ban on private work has been related to being a safety measure, yet all equipment installed prior to the change is allowed.
My recollection of the OSH act having attended meetings to have it explained mentioned that if you saw an unsafe situation then by law (the OSH act) you were obliged to report it, so, I could report all Motor-homes, caravans etc registered prior to the change in rules 2006 ? as mostly being unsafe IE, out of date gas hose, no flame fail protection on appliances to start with.
I am a very work safe conscious person due the nature of the work I was involved in and it really annoys me that rules are changed using safety as an excuse, yet choosing to ignore established unsafe situations.
Isuzu Elf NKR 250S 1993
3600cc 4BE1 Motor
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