Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

13.37 Requirements for indoor storage cabinets for class 8 substances

(1)

A hazardous substance location that is an indoor storage cabinet for a class 8 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 class 8 substances kept in a single cabinet must not exceed 1 000 kg or 1 000 L, of which not more than 50 kg or 50 L may be of class 8.2A and not more than 250 kg or 250 L may be of class 8.2B; and

(c)

the cabinet must comply with the design requirements set out in sections 4.6.4 and 4.6.5 of AS 3780—2008 or a standard in a relevant safe work instrument; and

(d)

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

(e)

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

(f)

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

(i)

the aggregate quantity of class 8 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 5 m; and

(g)

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 8.2 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).