Hazardous chemicals notification

Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals

Under Regulation 348 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations, written notification is required when Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals are used, handled or stored at a workplace in excess of manifest quantity requirements.

A person conducting a business or undertaking must notify the regulator for the following:

  • Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals exceed manifest quantities;
  • Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals are no longer used, handled or stored at the workplace;
  • Amendment
    • there is significant change to the quantity, location and the way that chemicals are stored; and/or
    • when any of your contact details have changing, including emergency contact, address, phone numbers.
  • Change of ownership.

Notification must be made:

  • Immediately after it is known that the Schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of chemicals is first to be used, handled or stored; or at least 14 days before the first use, handling or storage (whichever is earlier).
  • Immediately after it is known that there will be a significant change in the risk of using, handling or storing the Schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of chemicals; or at least 14 days before that change (whichever is earlier).
  • As soon as practicable after the Schedule 11 hazardous chemical or group of chemicals is no longer used, stored or handled or is not likely to be used, handled or stored at the workplace in the future.

Note: If Hazardous chemicals exceed 10% of the threshold quantity detailed in Schedule 15, a major hazard facility notification may be required.

Abandoned tank

Under Regulation 367 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2011 a person conducting a business or undertaking must notify the regulator of the abandonment of an underground, partially underground or fully mounded tank as soon as practicable after the tank is abandoned.

The tank is taken to be abandoned if it has not been used to store flammable gases or flammable liquids for 2 years or the person does not intend to use the tank to store flammable gases or flammable liquids again again.

Bulletins
Hazardous chemicals placard and manifest quantities
Forms
Notification of abandonment of tank
Notification of schedule 11 hazardous chemicals
Guides
Schedule 11 hazardous chemicals and abandonment of tanks notifications