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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 20 June 2019 at 02:41)
Schedule 13
Schedule 13 Placard requirements
(Clauses 349 (2) and 350 (2))
1   Displaying placards
(1)  This clause applies if a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must display a placard at the workplace in relation to a hazardous chemical.
(2)  The person must ensure that the placard is:
(a)  clearly legible by persons approaching the placard, and
(b)  separate from any other sign or writing that contradicts, qualifies or distracts attention from the placard, and
(c)  if a placard quantity of the hazardous chemical is contained in a building:
(i)  located as close as is reasonably practicable to the main entrance of the building, and
(ii)  located at the entrance to each room or walled section of the building in which the hazardous chemical is used, handled or stored, and
(d)  if the hazardous chemical is contained in a container or outside storage area—located next to the container or outside storage area, and
(e)  for a placard to which clause 3 applies—located at each entrance to the workplace where an emergency service organisation may enter the workplace, and
(f)  for a placard to which clause 4 applies—located on or next to each container or storage area in which the hazardous chemicals are stored, and
(g)  for a placard to which clause 6 applies—located at each entrance to a storage area in which the hazardous chemicals are stored.
2   Maintaining placards
A person who is required to display a placard must:
(a)  amend the placard as soon as practicable if:
(i)  the type or quantity of hazardous chemical used, handled or stored at the workplace changes, and
(ii)  the change requires the information displayed on the placard to be amended, and
(b)  ensure that the placard is:
(i)  kept clean, and
(ii)  maintained in good repair, and
(iii)  not covered or obscured.
3   Outer warning placards—requirements
(1)  This clause applies if a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must display an outer warning placard at the workplace in relation to a hazardous chemical.
Note.
 Clause 349 sets out when an outer warning placard is required, and states that it is not required for retail fuel outlets.
(2)  The outer warning placard must:
(a)  comply with the form shown in figure 13.1, and
(b)  display the word “HAZCHEM” in red letters on a white or silver background.
Figure 13.1 Form and dimensions of outer warning placard
(3)  In this clause, red means the colour “signal red” in accordance with AS 2007S–1996 (R13) (Colour standards for general purposes—signal red).
4   Placards for particular hazardous chemicals stored in bulk
(1)  This clause applies if a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must display a placard at the workplace in relation to the storage in bulk of any of the following hazardous chemicals:
(a)  gases under pressure, including flammable gases and flammable aerosols,
(b)  flammable liquids category 1, 2 or 3,
(c)  flammable solids category 1 or 2, self-reactive substances types B to F, self-heating substances category 1 or 2 or substances that, in contact with water, emit flammable gases,
(d)  organic peroxides types B to F, oxidising solids and oxidising liquids category 1, 2 or 3,
(e)  acute toxicity category 1, 2 or 3,
(f)  skin corrosion category 1A, 1B or 1C and corrosive to metals category 1.
(2)  The placard must:
(a)  comply with the template in figure 13.2, and
(b)  subject to subclause (4) (b) and (c), have dimensions not less than those shown in figure 13.2.
(3)  The placard must include the following in figure 13.2 for the hazardous chemical:
(a)  in space (p)—the proper shipping name for the hazardous chemical as specified in Table 3.2.3 of the ADG Code,
(b)  in space (q)—the UN Number for the hazardous chemical as specified in Table 3.2.3 of the ADG Code,
(c)  in space (r)—the Hazchem Code for the hazardous chemical as specified in Table 3.2.3 of the ADG Code,
(d)  in space (s)—the class label and subsidiary risk label for the hazardous chemical as specified in Table 3.2.3 of the ADG Code.
Figure 13.2 Template for a placard for a hazardous chemical stored in bulk
(4)  For subclause (3) (a) to (c), the numerals and letters used for showing the proper shipping name, UN number and Hazchem Code must be:
(a)  black on a white background, unless a letter of the Hazchem Code is white on a black background, and
(b)  if the proper shipping name requires a single line only—at least 100mm high, and
(c)  if the proper shipping name requires 2 lines—at least 50mm high.
(5)  For subclause (3) (d):
(a)  the class label and subsidiary risk label (if any) must have the form and colouring stated in the ADG Code for the hazardous chemical, and
(b)  the class label must have:
(i)  if there is a subsidiary risk label—sides not less than 200mm, or
(ii)  in any other case—sides of not less than 250mm, and
(c)  if there is a subsidiary risk label—the subsidiary risk label must have sides of not less than 150mm, and
(d)  if there are 2 or more subsidiary risk labels—the width of the right hand part of the placard may be extended.
5   Placards for unstable explosives, organic peroxides type A or self-reactive substances type A stored in bulk
(1)  This clause applies if a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must display a placard at the workplace in relation to unstable explosives, organic peroxides type A or self-reactive substances type A that are stored in bulk.
(2)  The placard must:
(a)  comply with the form in figure 13.2, and
(b)  have dimensions not less than those shown in figure 13.2.
(3)  The placard must include the following, as indicated in figure 13.2, for the hazardous chemical:
(a)  in space (p)—the name stated in the ADG Code for the hazardous chemical,
(b)  in space (q)—the space left blank,
(c)  in space (r)—the space left blank,
(d)  in space (s)—the label in figure 13.3.
Figure 13.3 Label for unstable explosive, organic peroxide type A or self reactive substance type A
(4)  For subclause (3) (a), the letters used for showing the name must be:
(a)  black on a white background, and
(b)  if the name requires a single line only—at least 100mm high, and
(c)  if the name requires 2 lines—at least 50mm high.
(5)  For subclause (3) (d), the label must have sides of not less than 250mm.
6   Placards for packaged Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals (other than flammable liquids category 4) and IBCs
(1)  This clause applies if a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must display a placard at the workplace in relation to the storage of:
(a)  packaged Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals (other than flammable liquids category 4), or
(b)  a Schedule 11 hazardous chemical in an IBC.
(2)  The placard must:
(a)  be in the form shown in figure 13.4, and
(b)  be of sufficient size to accommodate the labels to be included on the placard, and
(c)  have a white or silver background, and
(d)  include each required class label:
(i)  in the form and colouring stated in the ADG Code for the hazardous chemical, and
(ii)  with sides not less than 100mm.
(3)  The placard must include the following:
(a)  for a Schedule 11 hazardous chemical (other than unstable explosive, organic peroxide type A, self-reactive substance type A) present in a storage area at the workplace—the class label as stated in the ADG Code for each category of hazardous chemicals present in at least the placard quantity, or
(b)  for a flammable liquid category 4 stored with flammable liquids in a storage area at the workplace—a class 3 class label as stated in the ADG Code, or
(c)  for an unstable explosive, organic peroxide type A or self-reactive substance type A—the label in figure 13.3.
Figure 13.4 General form of placard for packaged Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals
(4)  If hazardous chemicals in an IBC at the workplace are Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals intended for transport, and not intended for use at the workplace:
(a)  the IBC must display a placard in accordance with the ADG Code, and
(b)  the storage area at the workplace must display a placard in accordance with this clause.
7   Placards for flammable liquids category 4 packaged or in bulk
(1)  This clause applies if a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace must display a placard at the workplace in relation to the storage of:
(a)  a packaged flammable liquid category 4, or
(b)  a flammable liquid category 4 in bulk.
(2)  The placard must:
(a)  be in the form shown in figure 13.5, and
(b)  have dimensions not less than those shown in figure 13.5, and
(c)  have black letters on a white or silver background.
Figure 13.5 Placard for flammable liquid category 4