We have produced a series of information sheets for rural supply retailers on the essentials of managing, handling and storing agrichemicals.

Creating an inventory

Why you need to have an inventory, how to set one up, and how to use the hazardous substances calculator(external link)

Agrichemicals - Inventory (PDF 48 KB)

Safety data sheets

Why you have to have safety data sheets and, more importantly, why you should read them.

Agrichemicals - safety data sheets (PDF 49 KB)

Certified handlers

What is a certified handler, when do you need one, and when do you need to be one?

Agrichemicals - certified handlers (PDF 47 KB)

Incompatible substances

How to check if substances are incompatible and what to do if they are.

Agrichemicals - Incompatible substances: chemicals which must not be stored together (PDF 47 KB)


When you should have signs, what to put on them and where to place them.

Agrichemicals - signage (PDF 47 KB)

Location compliance certificates

When must you have a location compliance certificate and what do you need to do to get one?

Agrichemicals - Location compliance certificates (PDF 46 KB)
Agrichemicals - examples of when you will need a location compliance certificate (PDF 42 KB)

PPE and safety equipment

Everyone working with agrichemicals must have the right safety gear and PPE. But what is the right safety gear?

Agrichemicals - PPE and safety equipment (PDF 56 KB)

Spill kits and preparing for a spill

You need to have a plan for containing spills. What else do you need?

Agrichemicals - Spill kits and preparing for a spill (PDF 42 KB)

How to deal with spills

The do’s and don’ts of dealing with minor and major spills

Agrichemicals - how to deal with spills (PDF 46 KB)

Tracking very hazardous substances

Some substances are so hazardous that you need to know where they are, where they are going and who is looking after them, at all times.

Agrichemicals - Tracking very hazardous substances: what you have to do and how to do it (PDF 42 KB)
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