[ARCHIVED] Spraying of flammable liquids

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks when spraying flammable liquids.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 221.89 kB

Document length

3 pages


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Please note

Please note the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Amendment (Notification) Regulations 2021 came into effect on 1 July 2021 (Amended Notification Regulations).

This information has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the Amended Notification Regulations. Complying with the guidance after 1 July 2021 may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the Amended Notification Regulations. Information on the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and associated regulations can be found on

What it contains

Flammable liquids are common in the vehicle refinishing and furniture manufacture industries. These liquids can affect a worker’s health and cause fires or explosions. This document outlines the risks and ways to prevent injuries when using flammable liquids. It explains:

  • common ways fires and explosions can start
  • common health effects
  • common methods used to spray flammable liquids
  • safe work systems to reduce or eliminate risk
  • special precautions for isocyanates use in the workplace