WorkSafe has granted an exemption to Rockgas Limited from compliance with regulation 11.22 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 in relation to the new flammable liquids store that is attached to the distribution warehouse of 56 Langley Road, Wiri, Auckland, that at the time this exemption was granted, stored flammable aerosols.

The application to grant an exemption has been decided as follows:

The exemption is granted by WorkSafe in accordance with section 220 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 on the basis that WorkSafe is satisfied that—

  • the extent of the exemption is not broader than is reasonably necessary to address the matters that gave rise to the proposed exemption; and
  • the exemption is not inconsistent with the purpose of the Act.

WorkSafe notes that—

  • The risks to health and safety of workers and others can be managed by the existing on-site fire protection and the wall of the neighbouring building.

The exemption comes into effect 7 July 2020 and expires on 7 July 2025 unless it is replaced sooner or revoked.

Exemption for Rockgas Limited from provisions of Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 (PDF 159 KB)