We are seeking feedback on our draft good practice guidelines, Secondary containment systems: Guidance for PCBUs.

Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, hazardous substances that are liquids, or are likely to liquefy in a fire, are required to be captured in the event they are released from their primary container. This is achieved by means of a secondary containment system.

These draft guidelines seek to address some of the range of secondary containment options a PCBU is likely to consider when developing a new site or making significant changes to an existing site. They will replace the Code of Practice HSNOCOP 47 Secondary Containment Systems which was approved under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO Act).

Read the draft guidelines:

Draft - secondary containment systems - guidance for PCBUs (PDF 2 MB)

How to have your say

When submitting your feedback, please use our response form:

Consultation response form - Secondary containment guidance for PCBUs (DOCX 66 KB)

Submissions can be emailed to our Guidance and Education Development team.

Deadline for submissions

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021.


Your submission may be made public.

Once you make your submission, anyone can ask for it under the Official Information Act 1982. If you have any questions about how the information in your submission is dealt with, please contact our Guidance and Education Development team.

Further information is available at legislation.govt.nz(external link)