Have You Got Your Hazardous Substances Certificate?

Explosive. Flammable. Oxidising. Toxic. Corrosive.

When you put it like that, hazardous substances sort of sound worthy of a certificate, don’t they? 

So it’s hardly a surprise that from 1 December 2019, if you store class 6 and 8 substances over certain thresholds you are now required to have a Location Compliance Certificate. 



A certificate to keep hazardous substances in check. Protecting everyone on site from harm caused by toxic and corrosive materials. A location compliance certificate is issued for 1 year and is required in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.


And the thresholds? What about those? 

And how do I know if I need one?

If you are working with any big, bad substances on site, it’s vital you check whether you do.

To see whether a hazardous substance location exists for the substances at your site you can use this handy hazardous substances calculator. This will give you a pretty good idea of what’s what.


Makes sense. So how do I get one?

You’ll need to find yourself a compliance certifier who is authorised for locations and the hazardous classifications of your substances. 

You can track one down by searching the compliance certifier register. Simple as.

Another step towards a safer working day on site, get your certificate sorted for a compliant Kiwi workforce you can stay proud of. 

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