You need to notify WorkSafe when the quantities of dangerous goods stored and handled at your workplace exceed the quantities specified in schedule 2 of the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2022.
You also need to notify WorkSafe:
within two years of the most recent notification under the Regulations, and
within three business days after changes that require notification (see below)
Changes that require notification to WorkSafe within three business days include:
changes to the occupier’s name and/or contact details, or if a person ceases to be an occupier
if there is a new premises where the notifiable goods are stored or handled
a significant change in the quantity or type of dangerous goods, including:
if the maximum quantity of dangerous goods changes by 20% or more
if there is a decrease in the notifiable goods by 20% or more, but has not fallen below the relevant manifest quantity specified Schedule 2 of the Regulations
if the notifiable goods fall below the relevant manifest quantity specified in Schedule 2 of the Regulations
change in principal activities involving the notifiable goods at the premises
new plant has been introduced to the premises for use in connection with the storage and handling of the notifiable goods
when substantial modifications are made to plant used for the storage and handling of the notifiable goods at the premises
There's no need to notify if the quantity of dangerous goods is less than the notifiable quantity.
What you'll need to complete the notification
To complete this notification, you’ll need to create a myWorkSafe account, or login if you already have an account.
You need to include the following in your notification:
details about the occupier and the premises where dangerous goods are stored and handled
details about the quantity of all dangerous goods, in bulk or as packages, stored and handled at the premises
There's no fee to submit a dangerous goods storage and handling notification.
On receiving acknowledgment of notification
An occupier must ensure that a copy of the acknowledgement is displayed at the premises until the occupier receives the next acknowledgement that relates to a notification.
WorkSafe Advisory Service
WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.