Understanding what you need to do to be compliant with New Zealand’s Hazardous Substances regulations can be a daunting task.  Often the first challenge is simply identifying the risks on your site.

Dalton International’s highly trained and experienced staff are available to perform a “Site Risk Assessment”.  The purpose of the Site Risk Assessment is to help you identify the risks on your site and make recommendations to reduce or eliminate these risks.

A Site Risk Assessment can be completed for some or all of the following areas:

  1. HAZCHEM Signage – Do you have the correct and compliant signage for your site, including entrance and gate signage, building signage, stationary tank signage and vehicle signage?
  2. HAZCHEM Storage – Have you correctly and adequately stored your hazardous substances including appropriate secondary containment, use of indoor storage cabinets, outdoor storage units and containment bunds?
  3. HAZCHEM PPE – Are you using the appropriate PPE for the hazardous substances you are using or storing? Are your staff trained on the correct use and maintenance of your PPE? Does your PPE meet an appropriate standard?
  4. HAZCHEM Response – Do you have an emergency response plan and is it up to date? Do you have adequate spill response products and procedure with staff trained in how to use the equipment? Do you have emergency showers and eyewashes in the correct location and are staff instructed on how to respond in an emergency?
  5. HAZCHEM Training – Have your staff undergone appropriate hazardous substances awareness training and know the risks and controls in place to keep them safe?

What does a risk assessment cost?

We typically charge $300 for a Site Risk Assessment that can be completed in < 2 hours, and $150 per hour thereafter.  However, if you purchase any of our Hazardous Substance Safety solutions within 3 months of the report, we will discount the cost of the Risk Assessment from the product costs.

What will I need to provide?

A copy of your Hazardous Substance Inventory and SDS sheets.  You will also need to make a staff member available to show us around your site.

What will we receive?

You will receive a written Site Risk Assessment that highlights areas of your Hazardous Substances Management that should be addressed to ensure compliance or adherence to best practice.  We will also make recommendations on what you can do to minimise or eliminate the identified risks.

Is the Site Risk Assessment the same as Compliance Certification?

No. Only a registered Compliance Certifier authorised by WorkSafe can issue a compliance certification for your site, stationary tanks or certified handlers.  However, a Site Risk Assessment will go a long way to ensuring a quick compliance check.  Most people find that is better value to complete a Site Risk Assessment first than have their expensive Compliance Certifier going back and forward to do the risk assessment themselves.