Australian Standard AS 4745:2004 Code of Practice for Handling Combustible Dusts - Western Australia


You must comply with this standard if you intend to handle or work with or if you are in close proximity to combustible dusts. This standard is intended to apply whenever combustible dusts are encountered in quantities sufficient to give rise to a fire and / or explosion. This would normally include, but is not limited to, manufacturing plants and processes (where dusts may be generated or used as part of the process) and bulk storage and handling installations.

It provides a means by which relevant parties can firstly determine whether or not risks exist within an existing or a proposed system or facility, secondly ascertain the nature of such risks, and thirdly determine the means by which the criteria for safe design, construction, operation and maintenance can be met.

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

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 Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)