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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 20 September 2019 at 20:17)
Subdivision 6 Placards
174ZI   Commencement of Subdivision
This Subdivision commences on 1 September 2006.
174ZJ   Outer warning placards
(1)  If the quantities of dangerous goods stored and handled at an occupier’s premises exceed the relevant quantities specified in the column headed “Placarding quantity” in the Table to Schedule 5, the occupier must ensure that a “HAZCHEM” outer warning placard as specified in Schedule 6 is displayed at the entrances to the premises that emergency services would use or be likely to use in the event of an emergency.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.
(2)  Subclause (1) does not apply to retail service stations.
174ZK   Other placarding requirements
(1)  An occupier must ensure that the following are placarded in accordance with this clause:
(a)  any container or other form of storage of dangerous goods in bulk,
(b)  any storage location of packaged dangerous goods.
 See the definition of “storage location” in clause 174B.
(2)  Subclause (1) does not apply to any of the following:
(a)  dangerous goods in bulk in any container, including an IBC, that is intended for transport and marked in accordance with the ADG Code,
(b)  C1 combustible liquids in bulk in a quantity not exceeding 10,000 L that are separated from other dangerous goods,
(c)  dangerous goods of Class 2.1 or 3 or C1 combustible liquids, that are stored in an underground tank at a retail service station where the goods are used to refuel vehicles.
(3)  The dimensions, design, layout and content of a placard must be in accordance with Schedule 6 or the ADG Code.
(4)  A placard must be kept clean, in good order and unobstructed.
(5)  A placard required by subclause (1) or by clause 174ZJ must be located:
(a)  so that it is clearly legible by persons approaching the premises, bulk container or other form of storage or storage location (as appropriate), and
(b)  so that it is separate from any other sign or writing which contradicts, qualifies or distracts attention from the placard.
(6)  A placard required by subclause (1) (a) must be located on or adjacent to each bulk container or other form of storage.
(7)  A placard required by subclause (1) (b) must be located:
(a)  at the entrance to any building in which the dangerous goods are stored, and
(b)  within a building referred to in paragraph (a), at the entrance to each room or other closed or walled section of the building in which the dangerous goods are stored, and
(c)  adjacent to any external storage location where the dangerous goods are stored.
(8)  If the dangerous goods to which placards apply are permanently removed from the premises, the occupier must remove the placards.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.
174ZL   Different location permitted
(1)  An occupier of premises that are required to be placarded may place placards in locations different from those specified in this Part if the relevant emergency services agree with the placards being in those different locations.
(2)  The occupier must ensure that the agreement of the relevant emergency services is in writing and is readily available for inspection by an inspector.
174ZM   Revision
An occupier must ensure that all placards required by this Subdivision are revised as soon as reasonably practicable after any change to the type or quantity of dangerous goods stored at the occupier’s premises that requires different information to be displayed.
Maximum penalty: Level 4.