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GAS (SAFETY) AMENDMENT REGULATIONS 2009 (S.R. 2009, NO. 117) - REG 17

Part 7A inserted

After regulation 65 of the Principal Regulations , the following Part is inserted:
PART 7A - Automotive Gas Fitting Work

65A.     Interpretation

In this Part –
automotive gas fitter means a person who has an automotive gas fitting qualification;
automotive gas fitting qualification means an authority to undertake automotive gas fitting work –
(a) under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005 ; or
(b) under a certificate of competency under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 1998 ;
automotive gas fitting work means work associated with the installation, service and repair of an automotive gas fuel system in motor vehicles, or in industrial equipment, in accordance with applicable standards;
automotive gas fitting work compliance plate means a compliance plate that is in a form approved by the Director;
automotive gas fuel system means a gas system that supplies gas as a fuel to an internal combustion engine regardless of whether or not the gas is supplied concurrently with another fuel.

65B.     Installation of automotive gas fuel system

(1)  A person must not install an automotive gas fuel system unless –
(a) he or she is an automotive gas fitter with an automotive gas fitting qualification that authorises the holder of the qualification to install automotive gas fuel systems; and
(b) the automotive gas fuel system is installed in accordance with –
(i) the applicable standards; and
(ii) any manufacturer's recommendations that are not inconsistent with the applicable standards.
Penalty:  Level 1.
(2)  On the installation of an automotive gas fuel system, an automotive gas fitter must securely attach to the system, in a conspicuous position, an automotive gas fitting work compliance plate.
Penalty:  Level 1.
(3)  An automotive gas fitter who has installed an automotive gas fuel system must –
(a) within 10 calendar days after the end of each calendar month, give a return to the Director, in a form determined by the Director, specifying details of each automotive engine that the automotive gas fitter has converted to an automotive gas fuel system, within the calendar month; and
(b) keep a record of each installation for a period of 10 years.
Penalty:  Level 1.

65C.     Service and repair of automotive gas fuel system

(1)  A person must not service or repair an automotive gas fuel system unless –
(a) he or she is an automotive gas fitter with an automotive gas fitting qualification that authorises the holder of the qualification to service and repair automotive gas fuel systems; and
(b) the service or repair to the automotive gas fuel system is in accordance with –
(i) the applicable standards; and
(ii) any manufacturer's recommendations that are not inconsistent with the applicable standards.
Penalty:  Level 1.
(2)  An automotive gas fitter who has serviced or repaired an automotive gas fuel system must keep a record of that service or repair for a period of 10 years.
Penalty:  Level 1.

65D.     Sale of vehicle and industrial equipment with automotive gas fuel system

A person must not sell a vehicle or industrial equipment that is fuelled by an automotive gas fuel system unless an automotive gas fitting work compliance plate is securely attached to the system.
Penalty:  Level 1.

65E.     Automotive gas containers

An automotive gas fitter must ensure that a gas container used in an automotive gas fuel system complies with AS 2337.
Penalty:  Level 1.



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