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Chemicals and MSDSs

Contractors must provide up to date Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for all chemicals:

  • used on site
  • brought onto the site and/or stored at the site.

MSDSs are valid for five years from the date of issue. They must include Australian emergency contact details. NB: In some states, MSDSs are also known as Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Additionally, contractors must keep a register of all chemicals that they store permanently on site, for example cleaning chemicals. For refurbishment or new site works, the contractor must maintain a separate Contractor Chemical Register that is available on site for the duration of these works.

Contractors must store chemicals in a manner and location that is:

  • in a secure position where unauthorised people cannot access them
  • free from the risk of falling or being knocked over
  • away from food
  • in line with the storage requirements for dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • appropriately labelled

Contractors must:

  • minimise the quantity of chemicals kept at the site
  • provide MSDSs for all chemicals used on site
  • use control measures as outlined in the risk assessment, Work Method Statement and MSDS
  • keep all empty or full liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders secured on a cleaning equipment trolley or secured (eg. chained) to prevent the cylinder from being knocked over or damaged.