Australian Standard AS 1940 The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Published by: Department of Mines and Petroleum / Resources Safety
When is this code of practice required?

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to store and handle flammable and combustible liquids.

This standard sets out requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of flammable liquids of dangerous goods. This standard also provides requirements and recommendations for the storage and handling of combustible liquids. This standard provides minimum acceptable safety requirements for storage facilities, operating procedures, emergency planning and fire protection. While compliance with this standard is not mandatory, it may be used to demonstrate that you have complied with your legal obligations.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.


What documents provide more information?

What legislation specifies this requirement?
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004

Who can you talk to for more information?
Head Office, Resources Safety
Resources Safety
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Level 2 1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth
WA 6004
100 Plain Street
East Perth
WA 6004
Telephone: (08) 9358 8002
Fax: (08) 9358 8000

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