RaymonD wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:05 pm
canfixltd wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:51 am
I worked in the caravan and motorhome industry for many many years
"Sits the board of the NZ Standards Board to revise NZ Standards for LPG for the Motorhome and Caravan industry"
So you outlawed us 'Doit yourself Kiwis from doing gas fitting
The quoting appears to have been scrambled here and I’m not sure what you mean by "Sits the board of the NZ Standards Board to revise NZ Standards" but I note the following.
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.
NZS 5428 formed the basis of the current joint Australian/NZ standard AS/NZ 5601.2. NZS 5428 was the first NZ caravan standard to specifically prohibit “califonts” although they were effectively already prohibited through the gas regulations. The Australians (like many of their overseas counterparts) flatly prohibited califonts with no “sleeping quarters” exemption.
In any case, the standards and the Standards Board had nothing to do with the “outlawing” of DIYers doing gasfitting. That was the government through the Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act.