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Chain Wire Fencing

Australian Fencing Standards

Australian Fencing Standards and Laws 2016

Protective Fencing refers to the Standards Australia as the standards organisation that was established in 1922 and is recognised through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian government as the peak non-government standards development body in Australia.

Standards Australia is a listed company with 73 members representing groups interested in the development and application of technical standards and related fencing products and services.

Standards Australia develops internationally aligned Australian standards (AS) and participates in standards-related activities that deliver benefit to the nation. Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand work together to develop joint standards (AS/NZS).

In 2003 Standards Australia sold its commercial businesses to SAI Global Limited and SAI Global Ltd was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Initially it retained a 40% interest in SAI Global, but progressively sold this shareholding down to zero, enabling it to focus exclusively on its core business of developing and managing its collection of approximately 7000 Australian standards and representing Australia’s interests in international standardisation.

AS 1725.2010 Parts 1-5

Chain Link Fabric Fencing

This Australian Standard® AS 1725.2010 Parts 1-5 was prepared by Committee CE-008, Chain Link Fabric Security Fences and Gates. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 4 June 2010.

The standard is an expansion of the Chain-Link Fabric Fencing and Gate and comprises of 5 parts:

Part 1 – Security fences and gates — General requirements

Part 2 – Tennis Court Fencing — Commercial

Part 3 – Tennis Court Fencing — Private / Residential

Part 4 – Cricket net fencing enclosures

Part 5 – Sports ground fencing – General requirements

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard AS 1725.2010 are:

 

The full version of the Standard AS 1725.2010 Parts 1-5 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

AS/NZS 4534:2006

Zinc and Zinc/Aluminium-alloy Coatings on Steel Wire

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee MT-009, Metal Finishing, to supersede AS/NZS 4534:1998, Zinc and zinc/aluminium-alloy coatings on steel wire.

The objective of this Standard is to specify requirements for zinc/aluminium-alloy coatings on steel wire and on fabricated wire products.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard® AS/NZS 4534 2006 are:

 

The full version of the Standard® AS/NZS 4534 2006 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

AS/NZS 4680:2006

Hot-dip Galvanized (zinc) Coatings on Fabricated Ferrous Articles

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australian/Standards New Zealand Committee MT-009, Metal Finishing, to supersede AS/NZS 4680:1999, Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on fabricated ferrous articles.

The objective of this Standard is to specify the requirements for hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings applied to general fabricated ferrous products.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard® AS/NZS 4680 2006 are:

 

The full version of the Standard® AS/NZS 4680 2006 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

AS/NZS 4792 2006

Hot-dip Galvanized (zinc) Coatings on Ferrous Hollow Sections, Applied by a Continuous or a Specialized Process

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australian/Standards New Zealand Committee MT-009, Metal Finishing, to supersede AS/NZS 4792:1999, Hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings on ferrous hollow sections, applied by a continuous or a specialized process.

The objective of this revision is to revise the hot-dip galvanized coating specifications.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard® AS/NZS 4792 2006 are:

 

The full version of the Standard® AS/NZS 4792 2006 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

AS/NZ 4506 2005

Metal Finishing—Thermoset Powder Coatings

This Standard was prepared by the Australian members of the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee MT-009, Metal Finishing, to supersede AS/NZS 4506:1998, Metal finishing—Thermoset powder coatings.

After consultation with stakeholders in both countries, Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand decided to develop this Standard as an Australian, rather than an Australian/New Zealand Standard.

The objective of the Standard is to provide test procedures and performance requirements for powder-coated metal products, other than aluminium products intended for architectural applications.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard® AS/NZ 4506 2005 are:

 

The full version of the Standard® AS/NZ 4506 2005 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

AS 2423 2002

Coated Steel Wire Fencing Products for Terrestrial, Aquatic and General Use

This Standard was prepared by the Australian members of the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee MT-001, Iron and Steel, to supersede AS 2423 —1991, Galvanized wire fencing products.

After consultation with stakeholders in both countries, Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand decided to develop this Standard as an Australian rather than an Australian/New Zealand Standard.

The objective of this Standard is to ensure that the requirements and options for zinc/aluminium-alloy coated steel wire products are met for a broad range of applications including marine and general uses for fencing applications.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Australian Standard® AS 2423 2002 are:

 

The full version of the Australian Standard® AS 2423 2002 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

BS 1722-14 2006

Specification for Open Mesh Steel Panel Fences

BS 1722-14 specifies requirements for the following categories of open mesh steel panel fences:

  • Category 1: General purpose fences up to 2.4 m high;
  • Category 2: Security fences at least 2.4 m high;
  • Category 3: High security fences at least 3.0 m high;
  • Category 4: Extra high security fences at least 3.0 mm high.

 

Requirements for the performance of panel fences for this standard are based upon loadings.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard® BS 1722-14 2006 are:

AS1163

Structural Steel Hollow Sections

This Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee on Structural Steel to supersede AS 1163—1981. This edition incorporates the following changes:

(a) The deletion of C200 and all H (hot-formed) grades. The inclusion of a new cold-formed grade C450 and grades with guaranteed impact performance at 0°C, namely C250L0, C350L0 and C450L0.

In line with the above change, the tensile strengths of grades C250 and C350 are reduced to reflect the properties obtained on cold-formed sections.

(b) A revised table on chemical analysis.
(c) An amended table on minimum inside radius.
(d) A revised table on tensile test requirements.
(e) The deletion of the previous Appendix B on rounding of numbers in lieu of reference to AS 2706

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Australian Standard® AS1163 are:

 

The full version of the Australian Standard® AS1163 can be purchased at the SAI Global Infostore

EN 10223-4 1998

Steel and Wire Products for Fences. Steel Wire Welded Fences

This document (EN 10223-4:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee ECISS/TC 106 “Wire rod and wires”, the secretariat of which is held by AFNOR.

This European Standard specifies requirements for steel wire welded mesh fencing of which there are many types for a variety of applications. It specifies the general characteristics of welded mesh fencing supplied as rolls or panels and coatings, properties and tolerances.

Protective Fencing products that comply with the Standard® EN 10223-4 1998 are:

Pool Fencing Requirements

Pool fencing laws are complex and the requirements vary according to the date the pool was built and approved but many pool barriers are failing to meet the standards because of one or more of the following:

In fact, inadequate pool fencing remains a major contributing factor in the rate of drowning among children under 5 years of age.

Key pool safety requirements in Australian states and territories vary and a number of links and resources are provided below.

To make sure you meet your full legal responsibilities, please contact your local council for more detailed information.

For NSW Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

NSW Fairtrading Dept Pool Fencing Requirements

NSW Office of Local Government – Register Your Swimming Pool

For VIC Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

VIC Government – Swimming Pools & Safety Barriers

For QLD Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

QLD Government – Swimming Pools & Safety Barriers

For WA Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

WA Government – Swimming Pools & Spas

For SA Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

SA Government Law Handbook

For NT Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

NT Government – Swimming Pools & Spas

For TAS Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

TAS Government – Swimming Pool Safety

For ACT Pool Fencing Requirements refer to the following links:

ACT Government – Swimming Pools & Safety Barriers

 

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