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Australian Standards

Does your business need to comply? Mandatory vs voluntary standards. Advice on which parts of standards are mandatory. Advice on conflicting standards. Know when to transition from a previous standard to new a standard.

Technical regulations

Technical regulations at Commonwealth and state levels. Covering industries such as building and construction, HVACR, engineering, electrical services, mechanical services, plumbing, fire protection, asset management and more.

Australian Design Rules

Technical requirements of the ADRs for aftermarket automotive parts. Advice on “ADR-compliant” vs “ADR approved”. First Edition vs Second Edition of the ADRs. Infringement or non-compliance with the ADRs

Australian Consumer Law

Applicability of consumer guarantees to technical products and services. Safety standards – for products such as bicycles, button/coin batteries, child restraints, and vehicle jacks, support stands and ramps. Responding to Infringement Notices from the ACCC.

Codes of Practice

Voluntary vs mandatory codes of practice. Interaction between industry codes and other mandatory standards. Advice on codes in sectors such as building services, HVAC, motor vehicles, horticulture and more.

Engineers Registration Laws

Advice on registration requirements. Areas of engineering requiring registration. Advice on supervised work. Transition periods for new laws. Representation in relation to regulatory prosecutions.

Articles and Case Studies

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When do I need to switch to a new Australian Standard? Spotlight on AS/NZS 5149

In a recent update, we explored the question of whether Australian Standards are mandatory, and whether businesses and technical professionals need to comply with the standards. In this update, we
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Professional Engineers – Important New Laws

If you or your business provides or receives engineering services, you need to know about the new professional engineering registration laws which now require engineers to be officially registered. These
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Do I need to comply with Australian Standards?

Australian Standards are a set of technical guidelines and requirements developed by Standards Australia – the main body responsible for developing standards in our country. These standards are used across
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Do you provide goods or services on credit to corporate customers? Do not miss this tip

Have you made a supply on credit, but would not have done so had you discovered some additional information about your customer before you made the supply? Or would you
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