National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Standard NOHSC 1005:1994 National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate an offshore petroleum facility and you intend to use chrysotile asbestos in your operations.

An offshore petroleum facility is a vessel or structure located at a site in Commonwealth waters which is used for:

  • The recovery, processing, storage and offloading of petroleum;
  • Drilling or servicing a well for petroleum;
  • Laying pipes for petroleum; and
  • Other purposes related to offshore petroleum operations.

The use of chryostile asbestos is restricted under the regulations. These restrictions advise that you may apply chrysotile asbestos if the chrysotile asbestos is in a product specified in the National List of Exemptions contained in Schedule 2 of this Standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority


Operating address:
Level 8
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2568
Perth
Western Australia 6001

Phone:

08 61888700

Fax:

08 61888737
information@nopsema.gov.au

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