Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

13.36 Requirements for indoor storage cabinets for class 6 substances

(1)

A hazardous substance location that is an indoor storage cabinet for a class 6 substance referred to in regulation 13.34(1) must comply with the following requirements:

(a)

the cabinet must not be used for the storage of substances that are incompatible or that might react dangerously if stored together; and

(b)

the maximum quantity of toxic substances kept in a single cabinet must not exceed 250 kg or 250 L, of which not more than 25 kg or 25 L may be of class 6.1A and not more than 50 kg or 50 L may be of class 6.1B; and

(c)

the cabinet must comply with—

(i)

the design requirements set out in section 4.4.2.3 of AS/NZS 4452:1997; or

(ii)

European Standard EN 14470:01 with fire resistance of 60 minutes; or

(iii)

a standard in a relevant safe work instrument; and

(d)

if mechanical ventilation of the cabinet is required, the cabinet must comply with the ventilation requirements set out in section 4.4.2.4 of AS/NZS 4452:1997 or a standard in a relevant safe work instrument; and

(e)

the cabinet must be located so that it will not impede the escape of persons in the event of fire; and

(f)

the cabinet must be located near a supply of water for hand-washing; and

(g)

where there is more than 1 cabinet in any building or area,—

(i)

the aggregate quantity of toxic substances kept in all those cabinets must not exceed the quantities specified in paragraph (b); or

(ii)

the cabinets must be separated from each other by at least 3 m; and

(h)

the cabinet must be marked with—

(i)

the name and address of the manufacturer or, for imported cabinets, the distributor within New Zealand; and

(ii)

the maximum storage capacity; and

(iii)

a class 6.1 hazard pictogram.

(2)

However, a relevant safe work instrument may modify the requirements of subclause (1) for a substance referred to in regulation 13.34(1)(f).