You will require this authorisation if you intend to buy, sell, store or dispose of an extinguishing agent. These agents include ozone depleting and synthetic greenhouse depleting gases that are used in fire protection. This authorisation is a business level permit that can be used by technicians to acquire the extinguishing agent required for a particular task.
A Trading Authorisation is required to undertake the following activities:
- Buy, sell or possess extinguishing agents in bulk; or
- Fill or recover extinguishing agent.
A Trading Authorisation is not required by a purchaser of fire protection extinguishers or system cylinders already charged with an extinguishing agent listed in the Act.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible to receive this authorisation you must:
- Have appropriate equipment to be able to handle and prevent avoidable emissions;
- Ensure that only people with the appropriate licence actually handle the extinguishing agent;
- Provide a risk management plan with your application.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Fire Protection Association Australia
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (Australian Government)
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (Australian Government)
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