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Safe Operation Of Cold Storage Facilities - A Handbook For Workplaces

* NEW Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 On 1 December 2012, the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 (DG (S&H) Regulations 2012) replaced the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011 (Interim Regulations) which expired on this date. The DG (S&H) Regulations 2012 have retained most of the legal requirements contained in the Interim Regulations. There are only a small number of changes. This document has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the DG (S&H) Regulations 2012. More information on the key changes introduced by these new regulations can be found in the guidance titled Information about: Key changes to dangerous goods storage and handling requirements available at and More information about: Incident reporting available at

  • Safe operation of cold storage facilities - A handbook for workplaces (PDF 3069kb)
    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: VWA1130/01/04.08
    Industry: Food Manufacturing, Storage and Warehousing, 
    Category: Building and Structure Design, Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Forklifts, Hazardous Substances, Manual Handling, 
    Publication Date: 10 July 2008
    Date First Published: 10 July 2008
    Summary: The purpose of this handbook is to help employers and people working in the cold storage industry to identify health and safety hazards and implement appropriate risk controls. This handbook also provides advice for cold storage facility employers on how to ensure they comply with their duties and obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.