Guide

Managing hazardous substances

Comply with hazardous substances legislation

If your business uses or produces hazardous substances there are a number of legal requirements you may need to comply with. You are required to identify where your activities pose an imminent threat to the environment or where actual environmental damage has occurred. Where damage has already occurred you must take remedial action to repair the damage.

If you use substances that pose a risk to human health, you must make sure you control exposure to these substances.

If you use hazardous substances such as solvents you may require a pollution prevention and control permit. This permit will contain conditions that control your use of hazardous substances.

Separate rules still apply to specific substances:

Separate rules also apply when disposing of hazardous substances.