Currently in New Zealand, Ammonia used in a refrigeration system is exempt from many of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017.
There are however very clear instructions around the areas of emergency response.
After 100kg charge, an Emergency management plan is required to be developed and tested annually.
- Content of a plan must contain;
- Description of likely emergencies
- How workers and surrounding areas will be warned
- Description of actions to take in emergencies
- Description of how to make decisions
- What sequence to take actions
- How to help or treat injuries
- How to obtain information on the substance
- How to contact specialists
- Identify persons of responsibility
- How to contact persons of responsibility
- Skills persons of responsibility have or must have
- Where equipment is stored
- Drawings & Site plans
We have developed an effective, scalable Ammonia specific emergency management system all ready for use. Saving you time and money and consistent with a nationalised strategy.
We can also facilitate testing it for you in a realistic scenario, be that a desktop or dramatized incident.