Dispensers are used for distributing flammable liquids. Dispensers may include pumps, and are often used at service stations for dispensing petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Dispensers used for the retail sale of class 2.1.1, class 3.1A, 3.1B or 3.1C must be approved by WorkSafe.
Manufacturing or importing dispensers
Dispensers used for the retail sale of class 2.1.1, class 3.1A, 3.1B or 3.1C must be designed to AS/NZS 2229:2004 or an equivalent, as specified in Part 17, subpart 9 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations(external link).
Check the dispenser record to find out if your dispenser has already been approved.
Getting a dispenser approved
To get a new type of dispenser approved, send the completed application form with all the necessary documentation to WorkSafe.
Dispensers that have a current approval at the time of installation are considered to be approved under Regulation 17.47 of the HS Regulations for the time that the product continues in service as originally installed, including maintenance needs.
When installed, dispensers are part of a stationary container system, that is a fixed tank with associated pipe work and fittings.
You may need to get a stationary container system compliance certificate. You may also need to get a location compliance certificate.