Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

13.27 Requirements applicable to farms

(1)

This regulation applies to the storage of a class 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.1C, 8.2A, or 8.2B substance at a farm of not less than 4 ha in respect of which a PCBU is not required to establish a hazardous substance location in accordance with regulation 13.34.

(2)

The PCBU with management or control of the farm must ensure that—

(a)

the storage area is situated not less than 10 m from any protected place; and

(b)

the ground around the storage area is kept clear of combustible vegetation or refuse for a distance of 3 m; and

(c)

the storage area is located, or secondary containment is used, so that any spillage of the hazardous substance will not reach any protected place, watercourse, or property boundary; and

(d)

any storage area is separated from the boundary of the property by at least 15 m.

(3)

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

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $6,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $30,000.