WorkSafe has granted an exemption (HS2208) to Elgas Limited from compliance with regulation 15.74(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 to permit the use of two tank barrels identified as X8705 and X8615 for holding LPG for the purposes of delivery by in-situ filling of cylinders at Elgas client sites.
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; and
WorkSafe also notes that:
- there is no increased risk associated with tank wagon barrel capacities that only marginally exceed the threshold for compliance.
The exemption takes effect on on 1 January 2024 and expires on 1 January 2029 unless it is replaced sooner or revoked.