National Standards for Flammable Dusts - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with these standards if you operate a cargo ship that transports livestock.

In areas where flammable dusts may be present (such as places used for the storage or handling of bulk fodder) must be classified according to Australian Standard AS 61241.3 (IEC 61241-3:1997). Electrical equipment installed in these places must be selected, installed, certified and maintained according to Australian Standards AS 2381.1 and AS 61241.1.2 (IEC 61241-1-2:1999).

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

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Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 43 (Cargo and cargo handling - Livestock) 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

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Ship Safety Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000