AUST – Work Place Safety Assessors advise property owners to be concerned about the storage of dangerous goods as non compliance under the requirements of Work Health Safety regulations. The Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2000 requires the occupier of a premise where dangerous goods are stored and handled (where quantities exceed those listed) must establish a safe storage and handling system.

It appears a lack of understanding of “C1 combustible liquids in an aggregate quantity of not more than 1000L” which was inserted as a new amendment in the reissued regulations in 2000 is causing concern.

Property owners and managers should regularly ensure tenants are not exceeding the regulation limits specified for dangerous goods… (more)

Work Health Safety Legislation

Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building.