Proposed safe work instruments

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Safe work instruments

WorkSafe New Zealand consulted on proposed hazardous substances safe work instruments (SWIs).

Your submissions will help WorkSafe determine whether the proposed SWIs will enable those currently operating in accordance with various requirements imposed under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (the HSNO regime) can continue to be compliant under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the HSWA regime).

Submissions closed 5pm on Friday 8 September 2017.

Summary of submissions

This document below summarises submissions received on the 13 SWIs that underwent consultation:

  • Polyethylene above ground stationary tanks for diesel fuel
  • Management of pre-2006 existing stationary container systems up to 60,000L capacity
  • Filling of below ground petrol tanks by pumping
  • Design and construction of above ground stationary tanks to ULC-ORD-C80.1-2000
  • Action taken in relation to disused below ground tanks on farms
  • Markings for pipework connected to above ground stationary tanks
  • Reduced secondary containment for certain above ground stationary tanks
  • Specification of standard relating to non-refillable containers
  • Thermoplastic stationary tanks
  • Above ground stationary tanks connected to a generator set
  • Above ground rotationally-moulded polyethylene stationary tanks
  • Additional and modified requirements for specified Class 6 and 8 substances
  • Modified requirements for specified fumigants.

The submissions helped WorkSafe ensure that the SWIs will enable persons currently operating in accordance with requirements under the HSNO regime to remain compliant under the HSWA regime.

Safe work instruments consultation - summary of submissions (PDF 142 KB)

How to have your say

You could have your say by reviewing the proposed SWIs and completing the submission form for the particular SWI.

WorkSafe appreciated your feedback on the specific questions it has asked on each SWI. Note that the questions were prompts to get you thinking about the issues, and your comments are not restricted to answering these questions.

If you have any questions during public consultation please contact WorkSafe by emailing: regulatory.frameworks@worksafe.govt.nz

Your submission may be made public

Once you make your submission, anyone can ask for it under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA).

Further information is available at www.legislation.govt.nz(external link)

Proposed safe work instruments

Public Consultation: Hazardous substances safe work instruments August 2017 (PDF 106 KB)

Draft - Polyethylene Above Ground Stationary Tanks for Diesel Fuel Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 533 KB)

Response form: polyethylene above ground stationary tanks for diesel fuel (DOCX 138 KB)

Draft - Management of Pre-2006 Existing Stationary Container Systems up to 60 000 Litres Capacity Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 675 KB)

Response form: management of pre-2006 existing stationary container systems up to 60 000 litres capacity  (DOCX 138 KB)

Draft - Filling of Below Ground Petrol Tanks by Pumping Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 337 KB)

Response form: filling of below ground petrol tanks by pumping  (DOCX 77 KB)

Draft - Design and Construction of Above Ground Stationary Tank to ULC-ORD-C.80.1-2000 Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 420 KB)

Response form: design and construction of above ground stationary tank to ULC-ORD-C.80.1-2000  (DOCX 139 KB)

Draft - Action Taken in Relation to Disused Below Ground Tanks on Farms Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 382 KB)

Response form: action taken in relation to disused below ground tanks on farms  (DOCX 139 KB)

Draft - Markings for Pipework Connected to Above Ground Stationary Tanks Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 482 KB)

Response form: markings for pipework connected to above ground stationary tanks  (DOCX 139 KB)

Draft - Reduced Secondary Containment for Certain Above Ground Stationary Tanks Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 414 KB)

Response form: reduced secondary containment for certain above ground stationary tanks  (DOCX 140 KB)

Draft - Specification of standard relating to non-refillable containers Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 353 KB)

Response form: specification of standard relating to non-refillable containers  (DOCX 139 KB)

Draft - Thermoplastic Stationary Tanks Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 529 KB)

Response form: thermoplastic stationary tanks  (DOCX 141 KB)

Draft - Above Ground Stationary tanks connected to a Generator Set Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 282 KB)

Response form: above ground stationary tanks connected to a generator set  (DOCX 139 KB)

Draft - Above ground rotationally moulded polyethylene tanks Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 513 KB)

Response form: above ground rotationally moulded polyethylene tanks  (DOCX 143 KB)

Draft - Additional and Modified Requirements for Specified Class 6 and 8 Substances Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 491 KB)

Response form: additional and modified requirements for specified class 6 and 8 substances (DOCX 138 KB)

Draft - Modified Requirements for Specified Fumigants Safe Work Instrument 2017  (PDF 317 KB)

Response form: modified requirements for specified fumigants  (DOCX 138 KB)

Revocation of HSNOCOPS

Once the proposed SWIs commence on 1 December 2017, the EPA will consider whether any parts of a code still relevant to environmental protection (in respect of class 9 substances) under the HSNO Act will need to be retained in EPA guidance.

Clause 6(3) of Schedule 7 provides that the EPA may revoke the approval of a HSNO code of practice, without further consultation, if it is satisfied that a corresponding code or guidance has been or is to be issued by WorkSafe under HSWA.

Please provide any comment you may have on the proposed revocation of a HSNO code of practice when completing the submission form for that SWI.