Location Compliance Certification

Chemsafety can assist you with all your hazardous substance requirements.


Location Compliance Certification

Location compliance certificates are a check by a Compliance Certifier that your hazardous substance location complies with specific aspects of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, think of it a bit like a WOF.. If you store over the threshold quantities of certain hazardous substances at your site, then you may need a Location Compliance Certificate. Your Location Compliance Certificate will be issued for a period of 1 year (or in some cases 3 years), after which the Compliance Certifier needs to revisit your property and do another check to ensure compliance.

Chemsafety have four Location Compliance Certifiers on the team who can help you gain a location compliance certificate for your hazardous substances store. We can certify:

    • Location Compliance Certification classes 2 – 5, 6 and 8

Our Compliance Certifier will visit your site and ensure that your hazardous substance store is compliant with the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations.
Items to be checked for compliance include security, emergency management, certified handlers, signage, fire extinguishers and separation distances.

LCC Training Checklist

Location Compliance Certification

    • Training Records
      Certified Handler certificates (if applicable), training registers, course certificates, internal competency / task sign off.
    • Security
      Physical observation on site. We will need to verify that you store and/or substance is suitably secured from unauthorised access.
    • Management of Ignition Sources
      No ignition sources within a hazardous area. Physical observation on site and hazardous area drawings, electrical installation or periodic verification documentation.
    • Signage
      Physical observation on site.
    • Site Plans
      Including legal boundary, hazardous substance locations, hazardous areas and separation distances.
    • Emergency Management
      Including inventory, emergency response plan, testing of plan and submission to FENZ, PPE and SOP’s.
    • Secondary Containment
      Physical observation on and measurement on site.
    • Nature of Adjacent Buildings
      Physical observation on site.
    • Location Type and Separation Distances
      Physical observation on site as well as specifications / documentation of construction / fire rating if applicable.