You will require this licence if you intend to store or handle dangerous goods. An extensive list of products that constitute dangerous goods can be obtained from the Agency, but broadly include gases, liquids and other substances that are flammable, explosive, toxic or radioactive. For each substance there is a specified manifest quantity, beyond which this licence is required.
There are exceptions and this licence may not be required if the dangerous goods are stored in more than one storage area on the site and the quantity stored in each is less than the maximum quantity allowable. Additionally you are only required to notify the Agency rather than apply for a licence if:
- the dangerous goods are intended to be stored or handled at the site for not more than six months
- the quantity of the dangerous goods does not exceed three times the manifest quantity
- the site is not a major hazard facility
- you have undertaken a risk assessment in relation to the dangerous goods site
- you have notified the Chief Officer in writing of the operator's intention to store or handle the dangerous goods at the site
- you have complied with any directions given to the operator by the Chief Officer in relation to the storage or handling of the dangerous goods.
Please note that the Agency strongly advise you to contact an approved consultant and work with them to have your application developed. The consultant may lodge your application on your behalf. When you have a consultant endorse your proposal as complying with the regulations, the Resources Safety examination fee is waived.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.