Guidance notes

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Guidance notes

Storage of explosives - guidance note - 115 Kb

This guidance note assists in identifying the regulatory requirements for the storage of explosives in Western Australia.

Road transport in receptacles of more than 500 L or kg - guidance note - 568 Kb

This guidance note assists those transporting packaged dangerous goods by road in receptacles (e.g. packages, cylinders) with a capacity of 500 litres or more or net mass of 500 kilograms or more (i.e. 500 L or kg).

Safety equipment for road vehicles transporting dangerous goods - guidance note - 396 Kb

This guidance note assists vehicle owners, prime contractors and drivers transporting dangerous goods on Western Australian roads to meet their obligations regarding the provision of safety equipment.

Handling of explosion risk goods (ERGs) at a special berth (non-explosives) - guidance note - 505 Kb

This guidance note assists berth operators, in particular, and consignors and importers to understand their regulatory duties when handling explosion risk goods (ERGs) at a special berth (non-explosives).

Generating the supporting documentation for an MHF safety report - guidance note - 1431 Kb

This guidance note assists operators in determining what material to consider when collating the information required to prepare the safety report.

Route selection, vehicle stopping and bulk transfer - guidance note - 61 Kb

This guidance note assists prime contractors and drivers of vehicles transporting dangerous goods on Western Australian roads to comply with the relevant safety requirements regarding restricted routes, route selection, vehicle stopping and parking.

Route restrictions for the transport of explosives - guidance note - 764 Kb

This guidance note summarises route restrictions that apply for transporting explosives within Western Australia, as prescribed by the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007.

Risk assessment for dangerous goods - guidance note - 513 Kb

This guidance note will assist operators of dangerous goods sites in Western Australia to complete a risk assessment under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007 (the Storage and Handling Regulations).

Licensing and exemptions for storage and handling - guidance note - 194 Kb

This guidance note will assist people wishing to store, handle or process dangerous goods in Western Australia to determine whether licensing applies and, if so, what information is required for the licensing process.

Dangerous goods transport documents - guidance note - 225 Kb

This guidance note assists those transporting dangerous goods on Western Australian roads to comply with the relevant documentation requirements.

Manifest and site plan requirements for dangerous goods sites - guidance note - 713 Kb

This guidance note outlines the requirements for the manifest and site plan. These documents must be current to allow an appropriate response by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) in the event of an emergency.

Ammonium nitrate guidance note No.2 - Storage - 48 Kb

This guidance note on the safe and secure storage of ammonium nitrate.

Dangerous goods emergency plans for small businesses - guidance note - 487 Kb

This guidance note assists small business operators of licensed dangerous goods sites to prepare an emergency plan.

Ammonium nitrate guidance note No.1 - Transport - 88 Kb

The following National guidance note supports the COAG agreement of 25 June 2004 against inappropriate use of ammonium nitrate.

Road transport in receptacles of 500 L or kg or less - guidance note - 274 Kb

This guidance note assists those transporting packaged dangerous goods by road in receptacles (e.g. packages, cylinders) with a capacity of 500 litres or less or net mass of 500 kilograms or less (i.e. 500 L or kg).

Marking of dangerous goods packaging - guidance note - 682 Kb

This guidance note assists those transporting dangerous goods in Western Australian by road or rail to comply with the relevant package marking requirements.

Ammonium nitrate guidance note No.3 - Agricultural Use - 92 Kb

The following National guidance note supports the COAG agreement of 25 June 2004 against inappropriate use of ammonium nitrate.

Transport of explosives on roads and at mines - guidance note - 165 Kb

This guidance note assists in identifying the regulatory requirements for the transport of explosives in Western Australia on both public roads and mine sites.