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If used oil is not stored, used or disposed of properly it can harm people and the environment.

We have produced guidance on the safe handling of used oil.

Management and handling of used oil (HSNOCOP 63)

This guidance gives advice to on compliance with regulatory and statutory controls on used oil.

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What’s in the code of practice for used oil (PDF 1.6 MB)
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HSNOCOP 63: Management and handling of used oil (PDF 438 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

For further information email hsinfo@worksafe.govt.nz.