WorkSafe has granted an exemption (LAB7735SP) to CHUBB New Zealand from compliance with Regulations 15.13, 15.16 and 15.17 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.

The application to grant an exemption has been decided as follows:

The exemption is granted by WorkSafe in accordance with section 220 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 on the basis that WorkSafe is satisfied that—

  • the extent of the exemption is not broader than is reasonably necessary to address the matters that gave rise to the proposed exemption; and
  • the exemption is not inconsistent with the purpose of the Act.

WorkSafe notes that—

  • The two Manchester FM200 fire extinguisher cylinders are similar to an approved design that conforms to an internationally recognised design standard for cylinder manufacture intended to ensure a high level of safety when the cylinder is pressurised
  • The gas traffic for the two Manchester fire extinguisher cylinders with serial numbers AA402202 & AA359582 is FM200 ((Heptafluoropropane) & Propellant Gas being Nitrogen).

This exemption takes effect on 29 March 2022 and expires on 29 March 2027 unless it is sooner replaced or revoked.

Chubb New Zealand exemption from the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 (PDF 587 KB)