This legislation has been repealed.
(1) Subject to these
regulations, the separation distances to be provided
between —
(a)
dangerous goods on licensed premises and the boundaries of those premises and
other buildings or facilities in the same premises are the separation
distances prescribed in Table 2;
(b)
dangerous goods in any premises and protected works outside those premises are
the separation distances prescribed in Table 3,
according to the
packing group of the dangerous goods in question.
(2) Subject to these
regulations, separation distances and segregation distances prescribed under
these regulations shall be measured in a horizontal plane.
(3) Where a
screen wall conforms to the requirements of these regulations the separation
distances and segregation distances prescribed under these regulations in
relation to the storage of the dangerous goods in question may be calculated
in a horizontal distance around the screen wall.
(4) Where alterations
occur on either the existing or adjoining premises which result in a breach of
these regulations the Chief Inspector may give such directions as are
necessary to ensure that the premises conform with these regulations.
(5) For the purposes
of this regulation —
(a)
dangerous goods of Classes 2.1 and 2.3 shall be regarded as being of
Packing Group I; and
(b)
dangerous goods of Class 2.2 shall be regarded as being of Packing Group II.
Table 2
Separation Distances — Boundaries and facilities on premises
Part 1
Package Depots
Separation Distances #
Separation 
Packing 
Packing 
Packing 
Office buildings, manufacturing areas, workshops or amenities blocks on the
same premises 
Distance required by Table 3 but need not exceed 15 m 
Distance required by Table 3 but need not exceed 15 m 
Distance required by Table 3 but need not exceed 7.5 m 
Boundary of the premises or public places where —    
(i) Packages are filled 



(ii) Packages are opened; 



(iii) Packages are stored, sealed 



Part 2
Bulk Depots
Separation Distances #
Separation required 
Packing Groups I 
Packing Group III 
Filling points*, platforms or package storage 
Diameter of the tank or 15 m, whichever is the lesser, but not less than
6 m 
Diameter of the tank or 7.5 m, whichever is the lesser, but not less than
3 m 
Office buildings, warehouses, manufacturing areas, workshops or amenities
blocks on the same premises 
Distance required by Table 3, but need not exceed 15 m 
Distance required by Table 3, but need not exceed 7.5 m 
Boundary of the premises 
Diameter of the tank or 15 m, whichever is the lesser, but not less than
6 m 
Diameter of the tank or 7.5 m, whichever is the lesser, but not less than
3 m 
* Points for filling packages, drums or tank
vehicles and not the filling point into the storage.
# Refer to the Code or approved Standard for
alternative distances when vapour barriers are used.
Table 3
Separation distances for package depots and above ground bulk depots to
protected works outside the premises
Notes : 1. For
distances above 3 m the distances applicable for any intermediate amount
may be obtained by interpolation.
2. Amount in respect
of bulk depots refers to individual bulk container capacity or quantity.
3. Where
dangerous goods which are liquid are stored within a bulk depot, the distance
from the top inside of the bund to Protected Works shall not be less than one
half of the distance specified in the Table or 15 m whichever is the
lesser.
(6) Where
dangerous goods of more than one packing group are stored on any premises the
separation distances to be provided for the purposes of this regulation are
the separation distances that apply in accordance with the following
formula —
_{}
Where —
S represents the separation distance to be
provided;
PG I represents the amount of dangerous goods of
Packing Group I stored in the depot;
TDG represents the total amount of dangerous goods
stored in the depot;
S _{1 } represents the separation distance under Table
3 for the total amount of dangerous goods stored assuming the total is of
Packing Group I;
PG II represents the amount of dangerous goods of
Packing Group II stored in the depot;
S _{2 } represents the separation distance under Table
3 for the total amount of dangerous goods stored assuming the total is of
Packing Group II;
PG III represents the amount of dangerous goods of
Packing Group III stored in the depot;
S _{3 } represents the separation distance under Table
3 for the total amount of dangerous goods stored assuming the total is of
Packing Group III.
(7) Where a separation
distance or the amount of dangerous goods is an intermediate number the number
to be used for the calculation of the separation distance to be provided for
the purposes of these regulations is to be obtained by interpolation.
[Regulation 4.7 amended in Gazette
8 Sep 1992 p. 45645; 8 Jun 1999 p. 2499, 2506
and 2507; 20 Jul 1999 p. 3248.]