Intermediate level – Dangerous Goods Storage, Handling & Transport Workshop – October 24, 2012

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Presented by the
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)


New Victorian Dangerous Goods regulations are set to come into effect on 1 December 2012.

A number of significant changes have taken place in the past 10 months that relate to the safe STORAGE, HANDLING AND TRANSPORT of dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals across Australia. Organisations have an obligation to ensure they are up to date and compliant with these changes, and that staff receive appropriate training.

On 1 January 2012, the new model Work Health and Safety laws (WHS Act and Regulations) commenced in New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, the Commonwealth and Northern Territory. Jurisdicational progress on implementing the model work health and safety laws has been delayed in other states.

For those jurisdictions which have already implemented the new WHS laws, the changes will impact on the way you STORE, HANDLE AND TRANSPORT dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals within those States and Territories.

With reference to Victoria, Worksafe Victoria had recently published its draft workplace safety laws that relate to the safe handling of dangerous goods. The proposed draft Dangerous Goods (Storage & Handling) Regulations 2012 are currently out for public comment. Its planned implementation date is 1 December 2012. The draft Victorian regulations will be covered in this workshop.

The AEBN recommends that staff receive refresher training every 2 to 3 years.

Please note: The Victorian Workshop will cover the Federal and Victorian laws and requirements. The NSW Workshop will cover the Federal and NSW laws and requirements.



  • Participants attending the Intermediate Level workshop, should have attended the AEBN Introductory Level workshop; or have a sound understanding of the detail covered in the Introductory Level workshop, that includes a good understanding of the 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods from ADG7.

Please note:  The Introductory Level Workshop is scheduled at AM Half Day on the same day of the Intermediate Level Workshop.



Practical exercises will be used throughout the Workshop.

The Workshop will cover:

  • Dangerous Goods and Substance Registers, Manifests and threshold Quantities
  • Segregation and compatibility of chemicals
  • The segregation rules and techniques – segregation devices (stores and vehicles)
  • Placarding of stores, vehicles and containers
  • Bunding rules for containing a potential chemical spill
  • Transport documentation
  • Compliance strategies, and the use of Australian Standards
  • Sources of information.



John Manning
National Dangerous Goods Specialist
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)®

John is AEBN’s dangerous goods expert. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that spans well over 30 years in dangerous goods, hazardous substances, risk assessments and management, Emergency Response, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), training, auditing and consultancy, in particular within the Australian and Asia Pacific Region’s chemical, plastics, mining, textiles, food and agricultural sectors.


The workshop will provide the opportunity to network with delegates and presenters during AEBN’s Networking Afteroon Tea session.  A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to all delegates.


Intermediate level – Dangerous Goods Storage, Handling & Transport Workshop – October 24, 2012
October 24, 2012 1:15 PM
October 24, 2012 5:00 PM
Presented by:
03 9397 2511
May 2, 2012
Victorian College of Law
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Level 6, 459 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
$385 till 10 Oct 2012; $410 from 11 Oct 2012
Public carpark directly opposite venue
Public Transport:
Train: Flagstaff or Southern Cross Stations
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