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Dangerous Goods Safety Guidance Note: Risk Assessment for Dangerous Goods

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This guidance note will assist operators of dangerous goods sites in Western Australia to complete a risk assessment under the Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and Handling of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007 (the Storage and Handling Regulations). In particular, this guidance note will assist those storing and handling dangerous goods in quantities exceeding those specified as “placard quantities” in Schedule 1 of the Storage and Handling Regulations to comply with regulation 48 relating to risk assessment.

It will also assist applicants for a dangerous goods site licence to comply with their obligation to develop a “written report” under regulation 26(2)(c) of the Storage and Handling Regulations. The Chief Officer has decided that the requirements under regulation 48 are the same as those for the “written report”, and the risk assessment described here may be applied to both


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Department of Mines and Petroleum WA. Resources Safety


Government of Western Australia


Dec 2009

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