Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

Storage of certain class 6 or 8 substances not located at hazardous substance location

13.26 Storage of certain class 6 and 8 substances not located at hazardous substance location

(1)

This regulation applies to the storage of a class 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.1C, 8.2A, or 8.2B substance at a place within a workplace if the PCBU with management or control of the place is not required to establish a hazardous substance location in accordance with regulation 13.34.

(2)

The PCBU must ensure that—

(a)

the place can be appropriately secured from access by persons other than those permitted by the PCBU to access the place; and

(b)

a supply of water is available at a nearby location for personal hygiene; and

(c)

adequate ventilation is provided for all storage and handling areas; and

(d)

the substance is not kept near hazardous substances with which it is incompatible or with which it may react dangerously; and

(e)

containers of the substance are kept away from sources of heat, are securely closed while not in use, and are kept in such a manner as to avoid spillage; and

(f)

appropriate spillage retention measures are provided at the place if containers of the substance are likely to be opened or their contents are likely to be transferred.

(3)

This regulation does not apply to a farm of not less than 4 ha.

(4)

A PCBU who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $6,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $30,000.