Alert: Notifications at reduced capacity during COVID-19 restrictions

We are operating at reduced capacity due to the COVID 19 alert level four requirements.

Please only call our 0800 number if someone is at serious risk of harm or has been seriously injured, become seriously ill, or died as a result of work.

For other notifications please complete our online forms at Notify WorkSafe.

Dispensers and vapourisers for use with hazardous substances must be on the statutory records available on our website.

What is a dispenser?

Dispensers are used for distributing flammable liquids.

Dispensers may include pumps, and are often used at service stations for dispensing petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Dispensers for distributing class 2.1.1 and class 3.1A, 3.1B and 3.1C substances for retail sale require an approval from WorkSafe.

Record of approved dispensers for use with hazardous substances (XLSX 52 KB)

What is a vapouriser?

Vapourisers are devices that convert liquids to gases. They act like boilers, but instead of boiling water they boil hazardous substances.

Vapourisers are directly or indirectly fired. When directly fired, an open flame is directly applied to the heat exchange surface, which then vaporises the substances. Indirectly fired means the heat is provided by an outside source such as steam electricity or hot water.

Record of approved vapourisers for use with hazardous substances (XLS 388 KB)