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Location Compliance Certificate

Location Compliance Certificates are required for flammable, oxidising, toxic or corrosive substances above certain quantities. To obtain a Location Compliance Certificate a business must demonstrate that the site complies with HSWA requirements specified in the regulations.

Trigger quantities for a Location Compliance Certificate are:

  • 50 litres for any high-risk solvent or flammable liquid (in use)

  • 250 litres in a storage situation

  • 100 kg for any high-risk flammable gas (such as LPG, methane, etc).

The trigger quantities for chlorine for a Location Compliance Certificate are:

  • 500 kg or litres when in storage

  • 50 kg or litres when in use.

A location compliance certificate is issued for one year for explosive, flammable and oxidising substances. You can apply to WorkSafe to extend this to three years if you meet certain requirements.


A location compliance certificate is issued for up to 3 years if you have toxic and corrosive substances or less than 300kg of LPG.


At DGC we work with you weeks ahead of your expiry date to give you time to address any issues. When your site is not compliant when we inspect. Through working with you proactively prior to the inspection, we can assist you to achieve compliance which fits our goal of working with you to make your workplaces safer together.

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