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How do I know if I need site certification for my fuel tank? AUSTRALIA

April 1, 2019

If you’re in Australia

Site certification can be a difficult process and we recommend making contact as early as possible with the right test certifier or compliance body that can help. You could either contact us, (see details below) and we can recommend the right person for you. Our staff have extensive experience right across the country and are likely to save you a lot of frustration. Call us today to discuss your requirements.

 

Denis Dardengo 04 29366036 or [email protected]

Michael Trueber 04 016 49361 or [email protected]

 

If you would like to continue the search yourself, here are some helpful links although we do recommend you make yourself familiar with the general Australian Standards that do apply country-wide

AS 1940:2017 – The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids

AS-1692:2006 – Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids

 

 

Queensland – This information details the legislative requirements, including safety requirements, standards and codes, for the petroleum and gas industry in Queensland. For additional information, read the technical guidelines for operating plant and the technical guidelines for gas work.

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/mining/safety-health/petroleum-gas/technical/guidelines-policies

 

 

New South Wales – This code of practice provides comprehensive practical guidance on the safe storage and handling of substances and articles classified as dangerous goods, apart from explosives, infectious substances and radioactive substances.

http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/50729/storage-handling-dangerous-goods-1354.pdf

 

 

Victoria – This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to comply with your obligations under Victoria’s occupational health and safety legislation for the safe storage and handling of dangerous goods.

https://prod.wsvdigital.com.au/sites/default/files/2018-06/ISBN-Code-of-practice-for-the-storage-handling-dangerous-goods-2013-09.pdf

 

South Australia – New Dangerous Substances (General) Regulations took effect in September

https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/R/DANGEROUS%20SUBSTANCES%20(GENERAL)%20REGULATIONS%202017/CURRENT/2017.258.AUTH.PDF

A licence is required for LP gas (class 2.1), flammable liquids (class 3), toxic substances (class 6) and corrosive substances (Class 8) when certain limits are exceeded.

https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/law-compliance/licensing/apply-licence/chemical-substance-licences/dangerous-substance-storage?id=2576

 

 

Northern Territory – Major hazard facilities (MHF) are sites that store, handle and process large quantities of hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods, including explosives and fuels. This site has some very useful information and further links to help and assist with compliance in your area.

http://www.worksafe.nt.gov.au/SafetyAndPreventions/Pages/Major-Hazard-Facilities.aspx

 

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