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.