Aftermarket Child Restraint Anchor Points
If your car doesn't have the required number of child restraint anchor points, you may require a type 2 fitter to engineer and certify additonal anchorage points.
Passenger cars manufactured on or after 1 July 1976 were required to be fitted with child restraint anchorages complying with the applicable ADRs. Whilst most newer passenger vehicles have ready-to-use child car seat anchor points, some older models will have the provision of a pre-threaded hole that an anchorage kit can be threaded into. The Vehicle Owner's Manual (VOM) will specify where these pre-threaded holes are located if there are any. This is the only circumstance in which a non-approved person can add an anchorage point to the car.
The aftermarket addition of child restraint anchor points may be required in circumstances where you require additional anchorage points in your passenger vehicle, or into a commercial van or a ute.
When choosing a provider to install child restraint anchor points into your vehicle, it's important to ensure they are not only going to complete the engineering component of your anchor points, but also provide certification.
In Queensland a blue modification plate will be fitted to the vehicle when a modification is made.
In the instance of adding child restraint anchorage points, the code 'LK6' will be used on the mod plate. Only specific providers are approved by Queensland transport to provide certification.