Proposals on two Approved Codes of Practice relating to the unloading of petrol from road tankers and the compilation of safety data sheets

Consultation opened on 04 February 2015. Closing date 29 April 2015.

Summary

This consultative document sets out proposals from HSENI to approve, for use in Northern Ireland, a revised ACOP on the unloading of petrol from road tankers, published by the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain. It also contains proposals for the withdrawal of the ACOP relating to the compilation of safety data sheets.

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Consultation description

This consultative document (CD) sets out proposals from HSENI to approve, for use in Northern Ireland, a revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on  “Unloading Petrol from Road Tankers - Dangerous Substances and Explosives Atmospheres Regulations 2002”  (L133) published by the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain.

The ACOP and guidance provides practical guidance on how to comply with the requirements of the DSEAR Regulations in relation to the safe unloading of petrol at petrol filling stations.  The principles can also be applied to other petrol dispensing facilities.

The CD also contains proposals for the withdrawal of the ACOP entitled “The Compilation of Safety Data Sheets – Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002” which, following changes in the law, now has no legal basis. 

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