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


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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

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