Australian Standard AS 3846-2005 The Handling and Transport of Dangerous Cargoes in Port Areas - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to pilot a ship with explosives on board. Port managers who operate berths where explosives are unloaded may also be required to comply.

This standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe entry, presence, handling and transport of dangerous cargoes in port areas, including facilities, berths and operations. The regulations requires the master of the vessel transporting the dangerous goods and the port master where the dangerous goods will be loaded or unloaded to comply with the strictures of this Australian Standard.

This standard may be amended periodically, and the legislation specifies that you must comply with the latest version of this standard.

Please consult the responsible agency 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

Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011 (Victoria)

Contact details

WorkSafe Advisory Service
Department of Treasury and Finance
WorkSafe Victoria


Phone:

1800136089

Phone:

03 96411444

Fax:

03 96411222
info@worksafe.vic.gov.au

Website:

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