Hazardous Substances Located Near Property Boundaries
Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) regulations you may be required to obtain written permission from your neighbours if the separation distance required for the storage of your hazardous substances extends over your property boundary.
WorkSafe have just released a position document outlining when you need an agreement, and when WorkSafe recommend that you do.
In short, if your hazardous substances
- require separation from something (such as protected places, public places, ignition sources, transfer points or incompatible substance
- that separation distance extends over your property boundary, and
- the neighbouring property has on it, anywhere, one of the ‘somethings’ that you need to separate from
then you will need a written agreement for the distance to extend across the boundary. The actual separation distance to the item must still be achieved. Read more