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Certain plant, buildings and equipment require certification from a compliance certifier or an authorisation or approval from WorkSafe.
Buildings for flammable and oxidising substances
Buildings, doors and vents must be fire resistant when flammable or oxidising substances are stored or used inside.
You need to comply with Part 11 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 as well as the building code to get your building consent.
A burner is a device that burns liquid fuel. The fuel such as fuel oil, diesel or home heating oil, is usually a fine spray forced through a nozzle under pressure. The spray is ignited along with air that is forced through by an electric fan. The fuel can also be burnt in other ways; for example by vaporising the oil on a hot plate.
Dispensers are used for distributing flammable liquids. Dispensers may include pumps, and are often used at service stations for dispensing petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers
Cylinders are containers used for the storage and transport of gases under pressure.
Stationary container system compliance certificates
There are three steps you can follow to work out if you need a compliance certificate for your stationary container system and how to get one.
Stationary tanks and process containers
A stationary container system is a tank or a process container together with its associated pipe works and fittings normally located in one place. The requirements for a stationary tank are more specific than for a process container. Stationary container systems can hold flammable, oxidising, toxic, and corrosive substances.
A tank wagon is a vehicle used to transport liquid or gaseous hazardous substances by road or rail. Tank wagons have a tank that is permanently fixed to the vehicle or a tank attached to a trailer.
Test stations for inspecting and testing gas cylinders
An organisation that is authorised by WorkSafe to inspect and test gas cylinders.
Vapourisers are devices that convert liquids to gases. They act like boilers, but instead of boiling water, they boil hazardous substances.