Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 5 August 2020 at 08:17)
174ZF   Cleaning or decommissioning plant, equipment and containers
(1)  An occupier must ensure that any plant, equipment or container that was used in connection with dangerous goods and:
(a)  is to be disposed of, or
(b)  has not had dangerous goods placed in or taken from it for a continuous period of 12 months,
is made free from dangerous or otherwise made safe.
(2)  If a dangerous goods container has been made free from dangerous goods and the container is to be reused for a purpose other than its original purpose, the occupier must ensure that any references, signs, symbols or warning relating to the dangerous goods that it formerly contained are removed or obliterated.
(3)  If an underground, partially underground or fully mounded tank (other than an LPG tank) has been used to contain dangerous goods and 2 years have elapsed since any dangerous goods were last put in or taken from the tank, the occupier of the premises in which it is situated (or in the case of a LPG tank, the owner of the tank) must:
(a)  remove any remaining dangerous goods from, and abandon, the tank in compliance with AS 1940, and
(b)  within 7 days of the abandonment, notify WorkCover in the approved form of the abandonment.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.
 See clause 174ZZE for obligations in relation to LPG tanks.