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.
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:
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 atwww.legislation.govt.nz(external link)
Proposed safe work instruments
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.