Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

13.27 Requirements applicable to farms


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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