Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

16.41 When tank wagon may be left unattended

(1)

A worker who operates a tank wagon that contains a liquid or a gas may leave that tank wagon unattended only if—

(a)

it is located in a transit depot; or

(b)

it is in a hazardous substance location that complies with the current location compliance certificate for the applicable hazard classification; or

(c)

it is used to refuel an aircraft that carries out the aerial application of a hazardous substance and—

(i)

all of the valves on the tank wagon are closed; and

(ii)

the tank wagon is located—

(A)

at least 20 m from any protected place; and

(B)

at least 6 m from any combustible material; and

(C)

in a compound or other place, other than a permanent heliport or aerodrome, that will ensure that any spillage of the aviation gasoline or JetA-1 aviation turbine fuel at that place will not endanger any building or flow into any stream, lake, or natural water; or

(d)

in any other location,—

(i)

it is unattended for a period not exceeding 15 minutes; and

(ii)

all of the valves on the tank wagon are closed; and

(iii)

the tank wagon is located at least 30 m way from any protected place.

(2)

A worker who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000.

Compare: SR 2004/46 r 41