High Consequence Dangerous Goods
High consequence dangerous goods pose significant security and safety risks if they are not used and stored appropriately.
High consequence dangerous goods are:
- ammonium nitrate
- calcium ammonium nitrate containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate
- ammonium nitrate emulsions and mixtures containing more than 45% ammonium nitrate.
Tertiary education institutions in Victoria are exempt from licensing approvals under the following conditions:
- the HCDG is for the purposes of educational instruction, research or testing; and
- that the quantity does not exceed 3 kg per area.
The HWS Unit (HR) must be contacted for advice regarding quantities of 3 kilograms or more. Further information can also be obtained from WorkSafe including the requirements for permits. The relevant legislation is the Dangerous Goods (HCDG) Regulations.