If the DFES emergency response guide template asks for a password, click on “X” (close document) twice or press the Esc key to open document.
When is a DFES emergency response guide (FES-ERG) required?
A Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) emergency response guide (FES-ERG) is required by dangerous goods sites (except petrol stations and mine sites) that store or handle more than ten times the manifest quantity of dangerous goods. The FES-ERG is required to complete the licensing process for a dangerous goods site.
For more information see What are DFES emergency response guides (FES-ERGs)?
Completing the FES-ERG
A site operator should complete as much of the template as possible before liaising with the officer in charge of their local fire station or regional office. This will allow the FES-ERG contents to be finalised before submission to Resources Safety.
A list of DFES offices around the State is available from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
Lodging the FES-ERG
Once the FES-ERG for the site has been developed and finalised in consultation with DFES, the guide can be:
- included with the documentation if applying for a dangerous goods site licence (see licence application lodgement details)
- emailed to the department’s Chief Dangerous Goods Officer quoting the dangerous goods site licence number.
Email for Chief Dangerous Goods Officer: email@example.com
What happens after lodgement?
The department then notifies DFES of the dangerous goods licence number, which DFES incorporates into the FES-ERG.
DFES then distributes the FES-ERG to the operator and the local fire station or regional office.
The operator must ensure that a printed copy of the site’s FES-ERG is held at the site.
For further information regarding the process for the emergency response guide please contact DFES or Resources Safety.
To contact Resources Safety
Phone: (08) 9358 8002
For more information on FES-ERG send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.