Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

16.43 Requirements for fire-fighting facilities and equipment for tank wagons containing LPG, propane, butane, or isobutane with capacity of at least 12 000 L

(1)

A PCBU with management or control of a tank wagon containing LPG, propane, butane, or isobutane with a capacity of at least 12 000 L must ensure that, when it is parked and left unattended for a period of more than 1 hour, fire-fighting facilities and equipment are provided that include a spray system, capable of delivering water to the exposed surfaces of the tank at a rate of 600 L per square metre per hour, and an automatic spray system that—

(a)

detects fire; and

(b)

starts delivering water to the tank; and

(c)

can be manually controlled from a safe location.

(2)

Despite subclause (1), if the tank wagon is parked and left unattended while nominally empty, only a hydrant system equipped with a monitor or equivalent means to direct water to all sides of the tank needs to be provided.

(3)

A relevant safe work instrument may modify the requirements set out in subclauses (1) and (2) for the fire-fighting facilities or equipment.

(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.