EPA stands for Environmental Protection Authority. They are the key government agency that are responsible for regulating activities that affect the New Zealand environment.
Primarily, The EPA regulate the way that hazardous substances are stored in the country. They ensure this falls under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act.
The EPA’s approvals for hazardous substances are recorded in the HSNO application register, which is one of the databases published on their website.
They set the appropriate rules and company/individual legal obligations where this is concerned.
If you want to find out more about HASNO or the EPA please visit their website.
Many of the Fuelchief range of products meet WorkSafe New Zealand’s environmental standards, which means that they do still need to meet the EPA’s for dangerous goods and HSNO. Below is a list of our products categories that meet EPA regulations.
The Environmental Protection Authority are New Zealand's national environmental regulator. Their job is to look our for the health of our environment, our economy, and our people.
WorkSafe is a government organisation known as New Zealand’s primary regulator when it comes to workplace health and safety. The organisation works collectively to lift health and safety performance of the country and supports New Zealanders to return home from work healthy and safe each day. The three key roles of this organisation are:
Read more about each of these here.
How WorkSafe came to be and how they are making a difference.
Many of the Fuelchief range of products meet WorkSafe New Zealand’s standards for dangerous goods products. Below is a list of our products categories
ABOVE GROUND FUEL STORAGE ON FARMS/ SIGNS OF A SAFE FARM TANK – Our Fuelchief farm tanks have taken on board the requirements to ensure that they are safe. The full list of requirements including an image depiction is shown on our Farm tanks products page and can also be accessed here.
SAFETY DATA SHEETS IN THE WORKPLACE – This guide tells you about your duty to have a safety data sheet for each hazardous substance in your workplace and to make it available to workers and emergency service workers. To find out more please click here.
HAZARDOUS WASTE – Most of the rules that apply to managing hazardous substances in the workplace also apply to hazardous waste. The Regulations apply to the use, handling and storage of hazardous waste. You do not need a safety data sheet for hazardous waste, however a list of criteria does need to be met. For the full list and more information on this particular standard please click here.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT – This point relates to ensuring that the respiratory protective equipment companies such as Fuelchief are providing to their employees is of a protective nature. The fact sheet on WorkSafe is for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs). It explains some factors to consider when providing your workers with respiratory protective equipment (RPE). For more information please click here.
SAFE USE OF MACHINERY – Duty holders should use the Australian Standard AS 4024 Safety of machinery series as the standard that gives the current state of knowledge for the safeguarding of machinery and plant. It should be referred to by duty holders as the primary standard against which to benchmark. Employers, suppliers, manufacturers and designers can work to other standards, but they need to show that they can reach the same level of safety, or better, in the circumstances in which they are used. To find out more please click here.
STORAGE – This document centres around the correct storing of hazardous substances safely to ensure you and your workers are safe. This includes storing only what you need, ensuring that incompatible substances are not stored together, and that decanted substances are stored in the right type of container and correctly labelled. Find out more here.
WELDING AND LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION – This fact sheet is for ‘persons conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBUs) that carry out welding work. Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is an engineering control commonly used to control the risks to workers’ health from welding fumes. When designed, used and maintained properly it is an effective control measure. Find out more here.