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Manufacture of Beverages

As a result of an OHS audit, the client, a medium sized beverage manufacturer, identified that his storage of forklift fuel, flavours, inks and sanitizing chemicals was not compliant with Dangerous Goods Regulations and that he did not hold a Dangerous Goods Licence.

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Richard Hall & Associates were engaged to advise him on compliant storage and prepare an application for a licence.

Firstly the site was audited to identify the locations, types and quantities of chemicals being stored and used. Compatability issues between chemicals were addressed, and a masterplan for the compliant storage of dangerous goods on the site was developed in conjunction with site management.

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Detailed designs were prepared for multiple package stores to store Class 2.1 LP Gas Cylinders, Class 3 inks and flavourings, Class 5.1 Sanitizers and Class 8 Sanitizers, in appropriate locations around the site. The design drawings were made and documentation and certification that the designs complied with the appropriate Australian Standards was prepared.

A site plan for emergency services use was prepared along with a site manifest. The whole package was then submitted to WorkCover for them to issue a Dangerous Goods Licence. Design drawings were provided to the client for construction of the package stores.

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