The Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 allow WorkSafe to issue performance standards that set out requirements that a compliance certifier must comply with when performing their functions.

Compliance certifiers check PCBU compliance with specific requirements to ensure hazardous substances are safely used, handled, stored or manufactured. A compliance certifier has the authority to issue a compliance certificate where the Regulations specify that one must be obtained to verify these requirements have been met.

Before issuing a performance standard we must consult compliance certifiers and any other persons we consider appropriate. Your comments and feedback about the draft compliance certification performance standard will be considered prior to finalising the performance standard. 

Feedback is welcomed from individuals, businesses and industry associations. If you are an industry association, please bring this consultation to the attention of your members.

Draft - Health and Safety at Work Hazardous Substances Certified Handler Compliance Certification Performance Standard 2018 (PDF 543 KB)

Where to send your response


Subject line: Consultation on proposed certified handler performance standard.

Please use the submission form to record your comments.

Consultation response form: Draft performance standard; Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances—Certified Handler Compliance Certification) Performance Standard 2018 (PDF 69 KB)

The deadline for response:

The deadline for response is 5:00 pm on 19 October 2018.

Official Information Act:

WorkSafe is subject to the Official Information Act 1982, which means that your submission may be made available to those seeking information under that Act.