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Standards for Dangerous Goods

Australian and international standards cover goods that, by their nature, present the possibility of danger to workers or the general public.  These standards cover such aspects as handling, storage and transport of dangerous goods. There are also strict regulations governing this area.

Australian and New Zealand standards

  • HB 76:2010 Dangerous Goods – Initial Emergency Response Guide
  • AS 1216-2006 Class labels for dangerous goods
  • AS 2106 Methods for the determination of the flash point of flammable liquids (closed cup) Series
  • AS 2507-1998 The storage and handling of agricultural and veterinary chemicals
  • NZS 8409:2004 Management of agrichemicals
  • AS 3846-2005 The handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas
  • AS 1678 Emergency procedure guide - Transport Series
  • AS 1678.0.0.001-2004 Emergency procedure guide - Transport -  Vehicle fire
  • AS 1678.2A1-2004 Emergency procedure guide - Transport - Group text EPG for Class 2 substances - Flammable, compressed gas
  • AS 1678.2D1-1998 Emergency procedure guide – Transport – Group text EGPs for Class 2 substances – Compressed and liquefied gases – Aerosols
  • AS 1678.2C1-2004 Emergency procedure guide – Transport – Group text EPGs for Class 2 substances – Non-flammable, compressed gas
  • AS 1678.2M1-2004 Emergency procedure guide - Transport - Group text EPGs for Class 2 substances - Compressed and liquefied gases - Mixed load of gases in cylinders
  • AS 1678.3A1-2004 Emergency procedure guide – Transport – Group text EPGs for Class 3 substances – Flammable liquids
  • AS 1678.5A1-2006 Emergency procedure guide – Transport Group text EPG for Class 5 substances – Oxidizing agents
  • AS 1678.5K1-2006 Emergency procedure guide – Transport – Group text EPGS for Class 5 substances – Organic peroxides and AS 1678.5Q1-2006, Emergency procedure guide – Transport – Group text EPGs for Class 5 substances – Organic peroxides, temperature controlled
  • AS 1678.8A1-2004 Emergency procedure guide – Transport – Group text EPGs for Class 8 substances – Corrosive substances
  • AS 2278.1-2008 Aerosol containers – Metal aerosol dispensers of capacity 50 mL to 100 mL inclusive
  • AS 4332-2004 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
  • AS 4086.1-1993, Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone power systems – General requirements
  • AS 4086.2-1997 Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone power systems – Installation and maintenance.
  • AS 2149-2003 Starter batteries – Lead-acid
  • AS 3780-2008 The storage and handling of corrosive substances
  • AS 4775-2007 Emergency eyewash and shower equipment
  • AS 3011 Electrical installations - Secondary batteries installed in buildings Series
  • AS 2676 Guide to the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of secondary batteries in buildings Series
  • AS 2359.6-1995 Powered industrial trucks – Safety code. AS/NZS 4867, Cigarette Lighters Series
  • AS 2187.0-1998 Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Terminology.
  • AS 2187.3-1999 Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics – Shopgoods fireworks – Design, performance and testing and AS 2187.4-1998, Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Pyrotechnics – Outdoor displays
  • AS 2187.1-1998 Explosives – Storage, transport and use – Storage
  • AS 2187.2-2006 Explosives – Storage and use – Use of explosives
  • AS 4332-2004 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
  • AS/NZS 1596:2008 The storage and handling of LP Gas
  • AS 1894-1997 The storage and handling of non-flammable cryogenic and refrigerated liquids
  • AS/NZS 2022:2003 Anhydrous ammonia – Storage and handling
  • AS/NZS 2927:2001 The storage and handling of liquefied chlorine gas
  • AS 3961-2005 The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas
  • AS 1940-2004, The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
  • AS 4976-2008 The removal and disposal of underground petroleum storage tanks.
  • AS 4484-2004 Gas cylinders for industrial, scientific, medical and refrigerant use – Labelling and colour coding
  • AS 2030.1-2009 Gas cylinders – General requirements
  • AS 2527-2006 Cylinders for dissolved acetylene
  • AS 2469-2005 Steel cylinders for compressed gases – Welded two-piece construction – 0.1kg to 150kg
  • AS 2470-2005, Steel cylinders for compressed gases – Welded three-piece construction with longitudinal joint - 11kg to 150kg
  • AS 3577-2006 Steel cylinders for compressed gases – Welded – 150kg to 500kg
  • AS 2764-2002 Fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) aluminium alloy gas cylinders – Hoop overwrapped
  • AS 2875-1995 Alloy steel cylinders for compressed gases – Seamless 0.1kg to 500kg
  • AS 1777-2005 Aluminium cylinders for compressed gases – Seamless 0.1 kg to 130kg
  • AS 4267-1995 Pressure regulators for use with industrial compressed gas cylinders
  • AS 2473 Valves for compressed gas cylinders Series
  • AS/NZS 3509-2009 LP Gas fuel vessels for automotive use
  • AS 2030.5-2009 Gas cylinders – Filling, inspection and testing of refillable cylinders
  • AS 2030.2-1996 The verification, filling, inspection and maintenance of cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases – Cylinders for dissolved acetylene
  • AS 2030.4-1985 The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases – Welded cylinders – Insulated
  • AS 3848.1-1999 Filling of portable gas cylinders – Decant filling of medical air and oxygen into portable cylinders – Safe procedures
  • AS 3848.2-1999 Filling of portable gas cylinders – Filling of portable cylinders for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) and non-underwater self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) – Safe procedures
  • AS 2337 Gas cylinder test stations Series
  • AS/NZS 4645 Gas distribution networks Series
  • AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction.
  • AS 2885.0-2008 Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum – General requirements and AS 2885.1-2007, Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum – Design and construction
  • AS 2885.4-2010 Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum – Submarine pipeline systems
  • AS 2885.2-2007 Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum – Welding
  • AS 2885.3-2001, Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum – Operation and maintenance
  • AS 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts
  • AS 5601 Gas installations Series (known as AG 601) – this series is also in AS/NZS 5601 SET:2010 Gas installations Set
  • AS 4897-2008 The design, installation and operation of underground petroleum storage systems
  • AS 4289-1995 Oxygen and acetylene gas reticulation systems
  • AS 4840-2001 Low pressure regulators for use in industrial compressed gas reticulation systems
  • AS 1271-2003 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges, and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels
  • AS 3892-2001 Pressure equipment – Installation.
  • AS 5034-2005 Installation and use of inert gases for beverage dispensing
  • AS/NZS 1425:2007 LP Gas fuel systems for vehicle engines
  • AS 2971-2007 Serially produced pressure vessels
  • AS 2746-2008 Working areas for gas-fuelled vehicles
  • AS 5092-2009 CNG refuelling stations
  • AS 4983-2010 Gas fuel systems for forklifts and industrial engines
  • AS/NZS 2739:2009 Natural gas (NG) fuel systems for vehicle engines
  • AS 2896-1998 Medical gas systems – Installation and testing of non-flammable medical gas pipeline systems
  • AS/NZS 4452:1997 The storage and handling of toxic substances
  • AS/NZS 3816:1998 Management of clinical and related wastes
  • HB 202-2000 A management system for clinical and related wastes – Guide to the application of AS/NZS 3816-1998, Management of clinical and related wastes
  • AS/NZS 2243.2:2006 Safety in laboratories – Chemical aspects
  • AS/NZS 2243.6:2010 Safety in laboratories – Plant and equipment aspects
  • AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories – Storage of chemicals
  • AS 1580.301.1-2005 Paints and related tests – Methods of test – Non-volatile content by mass
  • AS 1530.4:2005 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures – Fire-resistance test of elements of construction
  • AS 4326-2008 The storage and handling of oxidizing agents
  • AS 2714-2008 The storage and handling of organic peroxides
  • AS/NZS 1580 Paints and related materials - Methods of test Series
  • AS/NZS 3730 Guide to the properties of paints for buildings Series.
  • AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
  • AS/NZS 4681-2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
  • AS 1692-2006 Steel tanks for flammable and combustible liquids
  • API 620 Ed. 11 (2008) Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks
  • AS/NZS 1554 Structural steel welding Series
  • AS/NZS 1554.1:2004 Structural steel welding – Welding of steel structures
  • AS 2809 Road tank vehicles for dangerous goods Series
  • AS/NZS 2906:2001 Fuel containers – Portable-plastic and metal

International standards

  • IEC 60086 Primary batteries Series and I.S. EN 60086, Primary batteries Series
  • IEC 61429 Ed 1.0 Marking of secondary cells and batteries with the international recycling symbol ISO 7000-1135
  • I.S. EN 61429:1997 Marking of Secondary Cells and Batteries With The International Recycling Symbol ISO 7000-1135 and Indications Regarding Directives 98/86/eec and 91/57/eec
  • ISO 8681-1986 Petroleum products and lubricants – Method of classification – Definition of classes
  • ISO 6743-99:2002 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Classification – Part 99: General
  • ISO 6743 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) - Classification Series
  • ISO 13738:2000 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Family E (Internal combustion engine oils) – Specification for two-stroke-cycle gasoline engine oils (categories EGB, EGC and EGD)
  • ISO 24254:2007 Lubricants, industrial oils and related lubricants (class L) – Family E (internal combustion engine oils) – Specifications for oils for use in four-stroke cycle motorcycle gasoline engines and associated driveways (categories EMA and EMB)
  • ISO 12925-1:1996 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Family C (gears) – Gears: Part 1: Specifications for lubricants for enclosed gear systems
  • ISO 11158:2009 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) - Family H (hydraulic systems) - Specifications for categories HH, HL, HM, HV and HG
  • ISO 12922:1999 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) - Family H (Hydraulic systems) - Specifications for categories HFAE, HFAS, HFB, HFC , HFDR and HFDU
  • ISO 15380:2002 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) - Family H (Hydraulic systems) - Specifications for categories HETG, HEPG, HEES and HEPR
  • ISO 8068:2006 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Family T (Turbines) – Specification for lubricating oils for turbines
  • ISO 10050:2005 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Family T (Turbines) – Specifications for triaryl phosphate ester turbine control fluids (category ISO-L-TCD)
  • ISO 4261:1993 Petroleum products – Fuels (class F) – Specifications of gas turbine fuels for industrial and marine applications
  • ISO 19378:2003 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Machine-tool lubricants – Categories and specifications
  • ISO/TS 12927:1999 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) – Family M (Metalworking) – Guidelines for establishing specifications
  • ASTM D4359-90(2006) Standard Test Method for Determining Whether a Material is a Liquid or a Solid
  • I.S. EN 14015:2004 Specification for the design and manufacture of site built, vertical, cylindrical, flat-bottomed, above ground, welded, steel tanks for the storage of liquids at ambient temperature and above
  • BSI 7959 Materials used for the control of liquid spillages Series
  • I.S. EN 976-1:1998 Underground Tanks Of Glass-reinforced Plastics (grp) - Horizontal Cylindrical Tanks For The Non-pressure Storage Of Liquid Petroleum Based Fuels - Requirements And Test Methods For Single Wall Tanks
  • I.S. EN 12285-1:2003 Workshop Fabricated Steel Tanks - Part 1: Horizontal Cylindrical Single Skin And Double Skin Tanks For The Underground Storage Of Flammable And Non-flammable Water Polluting Liquids
  • I.S. EN 12542:2010 Lpg Equipment and Accessories - Static Welded Steel Cylindrical Tanks, Serially Produced for the Storage of Liquefied Petroleum gas (lpg) Having a Volume not Greater Than 13 M[3] - Design and Manufacture
  • UL 58 Ed. 9 (1996) Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • UL 1316 Ed.2 (1994) Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks For Petroleum Products, Alcohols, And Alcohol Gasoline Mixtures
  • API 650 Ed. 11 (2007) Welded Tanks for Oil Storage

Other regulation

  • IATA Dangerous Goods (HAZMAT) Regulation
  • International Maritime Dangerous (IMDG) Code
  • Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG)
  • UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Model Regulations Fourteenth revised edition

Further information:

  • Information on packaging and labelling requirements for paints is included in the Uniform Schedules for Drugs and Poisons which has been created by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration.
  • Volume 1 of Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code includes contact details for Australian Government, State and Territory dangerous goods regulators
  • AS/NZS 1425:2007, LP Gas fuel systems for vehicle engines includes a list of regulators in relation to standards and codes of practice for LP gas conversions
  • Chemical Safety Regulators:
  1. Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)

Website: www.apvma.gov.au

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  1. Department of Health and Ageing

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme - NICNAS

Website: www.nicnas.gov.au

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  1. Safe Work Australia

Website: www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

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  • Gas Regulators:
  • NSW

NSW Department of Fair Trading

Website: www.dft.nsw.gov.au/Consumers/Product_and_service_safety/Gas_safety.html

  1. Victoria

Energysafe Victoria

Website: www.esv.vic.gov.au/ForGasProfessionals/tabid/55/Default.aspx

  1. Western Australia

Department of Mines and Petroleum

Website: www.dmp.wa.gov.au

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Department of Commerce

Website: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/EnergySafety/

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  1. Queensland

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Mines and Energy

Website: www.dme.qld.gov.au/mines/petroleum_gas_safety.cfm

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  1. South Australia

Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

Office of the Technical Regulator

Website: technicalregulator.sa.gov.au/office_of_the_technical_regulator/gas

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  1. Tasmania

Department of Justice

Workplace Standards Tasmania

Website: www.wst.tas.gov.au/industries/gas

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  1. ACT

ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA)

Website: www.actpla.act.gov.au

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  1. Northern Territory

Department of Resources – Minerals and Energy

Website: www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/

Disclaimer:

The information provided is not intended in any way to constitute legal advice.

Standards and associated regulation are constantly evolving – new standards and regulation are being developed and existing standards and regulation are continually updated.  Although every effort has been made to summarise the current standards and regulation relating to dangerous goods, the above information may not be comprehensive.