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Certification of equipment, plants & buildings

Buildings for Flammable & Oxidising Substances

Buildings and their doors must be fire resistant when flammable or oxidising substances are stored or used inside. You need to comply with HSNO rules and the building code to get your building consent.

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Stationary Tanks and Process Containers

A stationary container system is a fixed tank or a process container together with its associated pipe works and fittings. The requirements for a stationary tank are more specific than for a process container. Stationary container systems can hold flammable, oxidising, toxic, corrosive and ecotoxic substances.

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Tank Wagons

A tank wagon is a vehicle used to transport liquid or gaseous hazardous substances by road or rail.

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Vaporisers are devices that convert liquids to gases. They act like boilers, but instead of boiling water, they boil hazardous substances.

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A burner is a device that burns liquid fuel. The fuel (often fuel oil, diesel or home heating oil) is usually a fine spray forced through a nozzle under pressure.

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Dispensers are used for dispensing flammable liquid hazardous substances.

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Last updated 20 January 2017


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.