using a caravan in the country

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 09:11
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Just wondering if all owners comply?

cut and paste from SA Fire and Emergency Services Regulations 2005
or is this a general law even if if used in the metro area ...
like for instance, one is not allowed to use a boat without certain safety equipment.

51—Caravans
(1) A person must not use a caravan in the country unless an efficient fire extinguisher that complies with subregulation (2) is carried in the caravan.
(2) A fire extinguisher required under subregulation (1) must—
(a) comply with Australian Standard 1841.5-1997: Portable Fire Extinguishers—Specific Requirements for Powder Type Extinguishers; and
(b) have a minimum classification and rating of 10B, as defined by Australian Standard 1850-1997: Portable Fire Extinguishers—Classification, Rating and Performance Testing; and
(c) be maintained in accordance with Australian Standard 1851.1-1995: Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment—Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 10:43

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 10:43
Interesting....

Common Sensible...

Not sure how they would enforce it...

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Reply By: mike39 - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:11

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:11
I wouldn't know if its a regulation and I don't really care.
I have a powder type extinguisher next to the door in the van and another under the open canopy at the rear of the trayback.
Both accessible in seconds.
Have seen the result of vehicle fires, and it aint pretty.
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Follow Up By: Member - tazbaz - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:24

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:24
"aint" is not grammatically correct - "aint" is a further bastardisation of the english language by bloody americans and is best not used in our Aussie vernacular
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:47

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:47
It aint matter much.

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Follow Up By: brushmarx - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:52

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:52
I also don't know the regulations however our A Van has an extinguisher in the doorway.
As for being grammatically correct, I ain't never gunna use ain't again. Nup, not ever.
I'll get there someday, or die wanting to.

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Follow Up By: gbc - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:12

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:12
I think you'll find it is the English as far back as the restoration playwrights who brought it into common vernacular.
I love to hate American contractions too but I'm not sure we can hold them responsible for this one.

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Follow Up By: mike39 - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:21

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:21
For your information tazbaz, the word "ain't" happens to be listed in the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary 1987.
But thanks for the spray anyway, helps keep this old 1937 model bloke on his toes
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Follow Up By: Member - tazbaz - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:51

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:51
Apologies to you Mike, I was unaware that "aint" goes way back. I am probably oversensitive because I am so disappointed that americanism is having such a large impact on our Aussie culture, our spelling and our grammar
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 13:36

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 13:36
If you want to go round correctring spelling or gramar on internet forums..... you will have a full time job and no gratitude ...... there ain't no end to it.
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Follow Up By: Member - tazbaz - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 13:59

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 13:59
Ok Bantam, I have made my apology, so I am not going to kiss your arse
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Follow Up By: Phillipn - Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:01

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:01
Mike, you sound like a school teacher, just remember you are not talking to children on this site.
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Follow Up By: Phillipn - Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:07

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:07
Sorry Mike I should have typed tazbas
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Follow Up By: Member - tazbaz - Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:34

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:34
May as well be talking to children judging on how a couple here are carrying on
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Reply By: The Landy - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:20

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 12:20
Well in terms of compliance, that becomes a matter of law, potentially.

As for being sensible, it could be the most important piece of equipment being carried if you have a fire…and ain’t that the truth (had to toss it in)

Cheers, Baz – The Landy
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 12:31

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 12:31
Baz - Unfortunately, my experience with portable fire extinguishers is that you carry one, and never ever use on a fire of your own - yet you end up having to use it on someone elses fire - whereupon you get little gratitude, and certainly no compensation, for emptying your very expensive extinguisher and saving someone else from injury/death/major financial loss.
This is very true in the case of coming across car accidents. Perhaps it becomes our involuntary contribution to others, that we wouldn't normally make, if it was in the shape of a tin being rattled in front of us. [:-)

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Reply By: The Bantam - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 13:39

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 13:39
If memory sereves me correctly .... there is something about gas regs and a requirement for a fire extinguisher ......... anybody who does not have at least 1 working fire extingusiher in a caravan is foolish indeed ...... caravans burn very well and there are examples of that every year.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 16:54

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 16:54
The same also applies to camper trailers, I believe any camper or van with an inside kitchen also must have a smoke detector, in NSW at least.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 17:34

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 17:34
I think smoke alarms are required in most jurisdictions. Where NSW differs is they MUST be fitted with a hush button. NSW legislations states you must not disable a smoke detector to prevent or silence an alarm, you must use the hush button.

And before someone asks "who is going to police the regulation," they do not actively police the legislation. They just slam you when things go wrong.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 17:15

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 17:15
Would have thought that for cooking a fire blanket would be a requirement as well.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 00:18

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 00:18
where ever there is a kitchen there should be a fire blanket.
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