Hazardous Material

Hazardous Material Regulations

The Hazardous Material Regulations require industry to seek input from the fire service if specified quantities of Hazardous Materials are exceeded. NFA can provide expert advice on matters relating to:

  • Placarding (signage and identification of Dangerous Goods)
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency Management Planning

Our Structural Fire Safety Unit inspects premises with Dangerous Goods to ensure that:

  • Fire prevention and protection measures are suitable for the goods
  • Signs are present in accordance with legislation
  • The site has emergency management plans when necessary
  • The site has a manifest in a box at the gate when required
HASAW Act 1996 Control of Hazardous Substances Regulations(pdf 151K)

The unit also liaises with other government departments that have functions related to Dangerous Goods.PLEASE READ this Health and safety at Work Act (pdf 100kb) to familiarise yourself with this Hazardous Material regulations and why it is so important to adhere to it.

Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs)

NFA Unit is actively involved in assisting the industry to comply with the Major Hazard Regulations, and liaises closely with OHS, who administers those Regulations.

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