Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

16.42 Requirements for fire extinguishers for road tank wagons with capacity of at least 2 000 L

(1)

This regulation applies to a road tank wagon that has a tank capacity of at least 2 000 L.

(2)

A PCBU with management or control of a road tank wagon that carries a hazardous substance with a hazard classification listed in the first column of the table in Schedule 4 must ensure that—

(a)

at least 1 fire extinguisher that complies with the specifications set out in regulation 5.5 is located in the tank wagon cab; and

(b)

either—

(i)

at least 2 fire extinguishers that comply with the specifications set out in regulation 5.5 are located on each tank; or

(ii)

at least 1 fire extinguisher that has at least the equivalent capacity of 2 fire extinguishers that comply with the specifications set out in regulation 5.5 is located on each tank.

(3)

The PCBU must ensure that fire extinguishers are installed and located on the road tank wagon in such a way that the worker who operates the road tank wagon is able to extract any extinguisher from its location and hold it ready for use within 10 seconds.

(4)

A PCBU who contravenes this regulation commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $10,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

Compare: SR 2004/46 r 42