The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 allow us to issue performance standards that set out requirements that a compliance certifier must comply with when performing their functions.
Compliance certifiers check PCBU compliance with specific requirements to ensure hazardous substances are safely used, handled, stored or manufactured. A compliance certifier has the authority to issue a compliance certificate where the Regulations specify that one must be obtained to verify these requirements have been met.
The draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Information and Procedure Requirements for Compliance Certifiers) Performance Standard 2018 is the first of three new performance standards that WorkSafe intends to issue.
Two more draft performance standards will be released for consultation in the next few weeks; these are:
- the draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Certified Handler Compliance Certification) Performance Standard 2018, and
- the draft Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Location Compliance Certificate for Classes 2, 6, and 8 Hazardous Substances) Performance Standard 2018
Before issuing a performance standard we must consult compliance certifiers and any other persons WorkSafe considers appropriate. Your comments and feedback about the draft information and procedure performance standard will be considered prior to finalising the performance standard.