Gas (Safety) Regulations 2014


Tasmanian Crest
Gas (Safety) Regulations 2014

I, the Lieutenant-Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Gas Act 2000 .

18 June 2014

A. M. BLOW

Lieutenant-Governor

By His Excellency's Command,

MATTHEW GROOM

Minister for Energy

PART 1 - Preliminary

1.   Short title

These regulations may be cited as the Gas (Safety) Regulations 2014 .

2.   Commencement

These regulations take effect on 30 June 2014.

3.   Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the contrary intention appears –
Act means the Gas Act 2000 ;
applicable standards means –
(a) the standards referred to in regulation 5 ; and
(b) any other standard determined by the Director to be an applicable standard and published as determined by the Director;
AS 1375 means AS 1375, Industrial fuel-fired appliances, published by the Standards Association of Australia, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that Code);
AS/NZS 1425 means AS/NZS 1425, LP Gas fuel systems for vehicle engines, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS/NZS 1596 means AS/NZS 1596, The storage and handling of LP Gas, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS 2337 means AS 2337, Gas cylinder test stations, published by the Standards Association of Australia, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS/NZS 2739 means AS/NZS 2739, Natural gas (NG) fuel systems for vehicle engines, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS 2885 means AS 2885, Pipelines – Gas and liquid petroleum, published by the Standards Association of Australia, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS 3814 means AS 3814, Industrial and commercial gas-fired appliances, published by the Standards Association of Australia, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS 3961 means AS 3961, The storage and handling of liquefied natural gas, published by the Standards Association of Australia, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS/NZS 4645 means AS/NZS 4645, Gas distribution networks, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS/NZS 4801 means AS/NZS 4801, Occupational health and safety management systems – Specification with guidance for use, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS 4983 means AS 4983, Gas fuel systems for forklifts and industrial engines published by the Standards Association of Australia, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS/NZS 5601 means AS/NZS 5601.1, Gas installations – General installations, and AS/NZS 5601.2, Gas installations – LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
AS/NZS ISO 31000 means AS/NZS ISO 31000, Risk management – Principles and guidelines, published jointly by the Standards Association of Australia and the Standards Association of New Zealand, as in force from time to time (including any code or standard having effect under that standard);
automotive refuelling dispenser means a fuel transfer unit, usually combined with a metering device, that is intended principally for the dispensing of gas in the liquid or vapour phase from a gas storage system to a vehicle fuel container;
capacity, also known as water capacity, means the volume of space that is enclosed within a container as expressed in kilolitres or litres respectively;
certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work means a certificate of compliance as referred to in section 66(c) of the Act that is in the form required under regulation 50 ;
commissioned – see regulation 4 ;
commissioning means the process, following fabrication and installation, of –
(a) testing and placing a gas installation or gas storage system into safe operation in compliance with the applicable standards; and
(b) energising the gas installation or gas storage system with gas during the testing;
compressed natural gas, commonly known as CNG, means natural gas stored under pressure in a container;
consumer piping means a system of pipes, fittings, components and equipment which conveys gas downstream from a gas supply point;
container means a cylinder, tank or pressure vessel, for the storage of gas while in the liquid or vapour phase;
Director means the Director of Gas Safety;
distribution system operator means a gas entity authorised by a licence to carry on the operation of a distribution system;
dry, in relation to a gas, means that the gas meets the standard conditions set out in regulation 9(3) ;
gas fitter means a person authorised under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005 to undertake a class of gas-fitting work;
gas-fitting work means work conducted in relation to the installation, testing, commissioning, relocation, repair, alteration, servicing or maintenance of a gas installation or gas storage system (or any part of a gas installation or gas storage system) –
(a) including all pipes, fittings and auxiliary equipment –
(i) downstream of a gas supply point; or
(ii) associated with a gas storage system; and
(b) regardless of whether the gas installation or gas storage system uses natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or any other gas;
gas-fitting work compliance plate means a durable plate securely attached by a gas fitter to a standard gas installation, a complex gas installation, a standard gas installation of a prescribed class or a gas storage system;
gas storage system means a container and all associated pipe work, components, equipment and fittings –
(a) through to –
(i) the outlet of the first gas pressure regulator supplying a gas installation; or
(ii) the outlet of an automotive refuelling dispenser; or
(b) relating to a consumer's gas storage system, that contains gas in the liquid or vapour phase, forming part of a gas installation that –
(i) uses liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas; and
(ii) is downstream of the gas supply point;
gas supplier means –
(a) a person who –
(i) receives gas for supply or resale to a consumer in the course of trade or commerce; and
(ii) supplies gas to a gas storage system that has a container with an individual capacity in excess of 25 litres; or
(b) a licensee under the Gas Pipelines Act in respect of a pipeline declared as a transmission pipeline under that Act;
heating value of natural gas means the heat, measured in megajoules per standard cubic metre, produced in the combustion of the gas (at a constant pressure of 101.325 kPa absolute of dry gas) in gaseous oxygen to form gaseous carbon dioxide and liquid water;
hot-tapping work means the connection of a pipe to consumer piping which contains gas under pressure;
liquefied natural gas, commonly known as LNG, means natural gas processed to a liquid phase and stored in a container;
liquefied petroleum gas means a hydrocarbon composed predominantly of one or more of the following hydrocarbons:
(a) propane (C3H8);
(b) propene (propylene) (C3H6);
(c) butane (C4H10);
(d) butene (butylene) (C4H8);
lower explosive limit means the minimum concentration of vapour, gas or dust in the atmosphere that will produce a flame;
reference number, of a gas fitter, means the licence number of the licence held by the gas fitter under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005 ;
relative density of natural gas means the mass in kilograms of a standard cubic metre of the gas divided by the mass in kilograms of a standard cubic metre of dry air;
safety-critical work means work which may –
(a) adversely affect the safety of a facility; or
(b) increase the risk of injury to any person;
serious bodily injury or illness means an injury or illness that disables a person to the extent that, as a consequence of that injury or illness, the person is subject to a period of admission to hospital as an in-patient;
standard cubic metre of natural gas means the quantity of dry gas, at 15 degrees C temperature and 101.325 kPa absolute pressure, enclosed in one cubic metre;
standard gas installation of a prescribed class means a standard gas installation of a class prescribed in regulation 45 ;
statement of compliance for gas-fitting work means a statement of compliance referred to in section 77(3)(c) of the Act that is in the form required under regulation 47 .

4.   Meaning of commissioned

For the purposes of these regulations, a gas installation or gas storage system has been commissioned if the gas installation or gas storage system has been issued with –
(a) a certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work, or a statement of compliance for gas-fitting work, by a gas fitter that demonstrates that the gas installation or gas storage system may be safely operated and complies with the applicable standards; or
(b) an independent certification by a person approved by the Director that demonstrates design, fabrication, construction, installation, testing, and safe operation, in accordance with the accepted design, and the conditions of acceptance and applicable standards.
PART 2 - Technical and Safety Requirements

5.   General requirements for safe operation – standards

For the purposes of section 54 of the Act, the prescribed standards and codes are as follows:
(a) AS 1375;
(b) AS/NZS 1425;
(c) AS/NZS 1596;
(d) AS 2337;
(e) AS/NZS 2739;
(f) AS 2885;
(g) AS 3814;
(h) AS 3961;
(i) AS/NZS 4645;
(j) AS/NZS 4801;
(k) AS 4983;
(l) AS/NZS 5601;
(m) AS/NZS ISO 31000.

6.   Adoption of standards

(1)  A standard, rule, code or specification adopted by these regulations –
(a) forms part of these regulations subject to any modification expressed in the regulation adopting the standard, rule, code or specification; and
(b) applies only in respect of any regulation that refers to it, unless otherwise stated; and
(c) is to be interpreted so as to give effect to the intent of these regulations.
(2)  A reference to standards, rules, codes or specifications includes a reference to an amendment of those standards, rules, codes or specifications, whether the amendment is published or issued before or after the commencement of these regulations.
(3)  In subregulation (2)  –
amendment means –
(a) the omission of matter; and
(b) the insertion of additional matter; and
(c) the omission of matter and the substitution of other matter.

7.   Information and training

(1)  A gas entity must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that any person engaged in carrying out any work on or at a facility is –
(a) provided with documents setting out appropriate work standards, procedures and practices for work on or at that facility; and
(b) given instruction and training, and tested for competency, in how to safely apply and use those standards, procedures and practices.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  Work standards, procedures and practices are not appropriate for the purposes of subregulation (1) unless they are consistent with these regulations.

8.   Provision of training

(1)  Any training required to be provided by these regulations is to be provided in accordance with –
(a) any relevant industry competency standards and criteria conforming to national industry standards; or
(b) any relevant competency standards approved by the Director; or
(c) any relevant course of training approved by the Director; or
(d) any other relevant standard, rules or qualifications the Director considers appropriate.
(2)  A person must not provide training, or a service, as required by the regulations to any level less than that provided for by this regulation.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.
(3)  This regulation does not preclude on-the-job training of employees by the employer or other employees employed by the same employer.

9.   Gas quality

(1)  A gas entity must ensure that any gas conveyed or supplied by the gas entity is at a safe temperature with an operating pressure in accordance with regulation 11 and safe in all other respects for the purposes of the distribution system.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The gas conveyed in a distribution system to which the Act applies and the gas supplied or sold to a customer through such a system is to be, at the standard conditions, within the limits, or below the maximum, specified in the following table:

Component

Limit

Wobbe Index

Maximum: 52.0 megajoules per cubic metre

 

Minimum: 46.0 megajoules per cubic metre

Oxygen

Maximum: 0.2 mole per cent

Hydrogen sulphide

Maximum: 5.7 milligrams per cubic metre

Total sulphur

Maximum: 50.0 milligrams per cubic metre

Water content

Dewpoint 0°Celsius at maximum transmission pressure (in any case, no more than 112.0 milligrams per cubic metre)

Hydrocarbon dewpoint

Maximum: 2.0°Celsius @ 3 500 kilopascals

Total inerts

Maximum: 7.0 mole per cent

(3)  For the purposes of subregulation (2) , the standard conditions are that –
(a) the gas must be completely free from water vapour; and
(b) the temperature must be 15 degrees Celsius; and
(c) the absolute pressure must be 101.325 kilopascals.
(4)  The Director may exempt a gas entity from compliance with the standard gas quality limits specified in this regulation in respect of a gas if the Director is satisfied that the conveyance, supply or use of the gas by the gas entity will be safe in the circumstances.
(5)  An exemption under subregulation (4) must be in writing and must specify the conditions to which the exemption is subject.
(6)  A gas entity to whom an exemption is given under this regulation must comply with the conditions of the exemption, if any.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

10.   Measurement of gas quality

(1)  A gas entity must ensure that the gas conveyed or supplied by the gas entity is tested in accordance with this regulation.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The heating value of natural gas conveyed in a pipeline must be determined by testing with –
(a) an instrument which continuously records the heating value of the gas; or
(b) an instrument of a class approved by the Director.
(3)  The accuracy of the instrument used for testing under subregulation (2) must be checked by calibration against nominally pure alkanes or gravimetric mixtures of nominally pure alkanes and other nominally pure fixed gases.
(4)  The relative density of natural gas conveyed in a pipeline must be determined by testing with –
(a) an instrument which continuously records the relative density of the gas; or
(b) an instrument of a class approved by the Director.
(5)  The accuracy of the instrument used for testing under subregulation (4) must be checked by using –
(a) a direct gravimetric measurement method; or
(b) another measurement method approved by the Director.
(6)  The hydrogen sulphide content of natural gas conveyed in a pipeline must be continuously recorded by means of a hydrogen sulphide analyser of a class approved by the Director.
(7)  The accuracy of the hydrogen sulphide analyser used for testing under subregulation (6) must be checked by calibration against a gas of known hydrogen sulphide content.

11.   Operating pressure and heating value of gas

(1)  A gas entity must ensure that any gas supplied by the gas entity is supplied so that the operating pressure of the gas at the outlet of each meter assembly for recording a consumer's consumption of gas is one kilopascal or more, but less than 3 kilopascals, subject to any written requirement of the consumer or agreement between the Director and the distribution system operator for gas to be supplied at more than 3 kilopascals.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The pressure of the gas at each such meter assembly is to be within the pressure operating range designated by the manufacturer of the meter assembly.
(3)  A gas entity must ensure that gas is supplied to consumers so that the heating value of the gas, when measured at each measuring point approved by the Director for that purpose, does not vary by more than 1% from the claimed heating value used by the gas entity as the basis for its charges to the consumer for the gas.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(4)  The claimed heating value referred to in subregulation (3) must not show systematic bias within that range of variation.

12.   Requirements as to change in gas

(1)  A gas entity must not cause or permit any alteration to be made to any prescribed characteristics of the gas supplied by the gas entity unless the gas entity has first applied for, and obtained, the written approval of the Director for the alteration.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The Director must not approve the alteration unless satisfied that –
(a) the gas entity has undertaken, at the gas entity's own expense, the modification or replacement, as the case requires, of any gas installation that may be affected by the alteration; and
(b) the gas installation as so modified or replaced will comply with the Act.

13.   Testing of gas for heating value, pressure, &c.

The Director may at any time test gas supplied by a gas entity to determine its heating value, pressure, purity and odour and for such other purposes as in the opinion of the Director are necessary or expedient for the proper administration and enforcement of the Act, and must furnish the gas entity with the result of any test carried out under this regulation.

14.   Odour of gas

A gas entity must ensure that a suitable substance is added to any gas conveyed in a distribution system to give the gas an odour that –
(a) is distinctive, unpleasant and non-persistent; and
(b) when the gas is discharged, indicates throughout the discharge the presence of gas down to the lower explosive limit in air; and
(c) exists throughout the vaporisation range of the gas from the liquid state.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
PART 3 - Design and Construction of Facilities

15.   Design of facilities

A person who proposes to construct a facility must submit to the Director independent certification by a person approved by the Director that the design of the facility conforms to any relevant standard determined by the Director.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

16.   Construction safety management plan

(1)  A person who proposes to construct a facility must submit to the Director of Gas Safety for approval a construction safety management plan that conforms with AS/NZS 4801.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not allow any work to commence on the proposed facility before the Director approves the construction safety management plan in respect of the facility.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.
(3)  The Director, within 10 working days of receiving the construction safety management plan, is to –
(a) approve the plan in writing; or
(b) reject the plan and provide written reasons for its rejection.
PART 4 - Safety and Operating Plans

17.   Plan to include details of manager of facility

A safety and operating plan for a facility must specify the position title and business address of the person who has management or control of the facility.

18.   Person responsible for safety and operating plan

A safety and operating plan for a facility –
(a) must specify the title of the position of a person who is responsible for the execution of the safety and operating plan; and
(b) may specify the titles of the positions of any other persons who are responsible for the execution of any part of the safety and operating plan.

19.   Description of facility

A safety and operating plan for a facility must contain a description of the facility setting out –
(a) sufficient information to enable the extent and scope of the assets and operations of the gas entity in respect of the facility, and the risks associated with those assets and operations, to be assessed; and
(b) the procedures for gaining access to any maps, drawings, diagrams, lists and registers that are referred to in it; and
(c) a description of the engineering records that the gas entity maintains in relation to the facility.

20.   Formal safety assessment

(1)  A safety and operating plan for a facility must provide for a safety assessment which is to include –
(a) a description of the methodology used to identify and assess safety risks and investigations undertaken; and
(b) an identification of all hazards having the potential to cause an incident; and
(c) an identification of the potential causes of any incident; and
(d) a detailed and systematic assessment of risk, including the likelihood and consequences of an incident; and
(e) a description of technical and other measures undertaken, or to be undertaken, to reduce that risk to as low as is reasonably practicable.
(2)  The safety assessment must include copies of any reports arising from the studies and investigations undertaken for the purposes of the safety assessment.
(3)  The safety assessment must deal with risks that would only become significant during construction of a new facility or a new part of a facility or under emergency conditions.

21.   Address where records kept

A safety and operating plan for a facility must specify the address at which all records relating to the safety and operating plan, in respect of the facility to which that safety and operating plan relates, are to be kept.

22.   Schedule of reports

(1)  A safety and operating plan for a facility must include a schedule of reports to be made to the Director in respect of the maintenance and safety aspects of the operation of the facility.
(2)  If the Director directs that the schedule of reports should provide for reports in respect of particular maintenance or safety aspects of the operation of the facility, the gas entity must comply with that direction.
(3)  A safety and operating plan for a facility must –
(a) include such other provisions as are necessary to ensure the safe operation of the facility and the quality of the gas conveyed through it; and
(b) include the procedures to be implemented and equipment used by the facility operator to ensure that gas conveyed or supplied meets the relevant gas quality and pressure standards as required under regulation 9 and has an odour as required under regulation 14 ; and
(c) ensure that gas meters and pressure regulators used in the facility will be suitable for the supply pressure and the operating pressures of customers' systems and that they are installed so as not to interfere with metering accuracy; and
(d) require pressure regulators operating with an outlet pressure of more than 35 kilopascals and any compensating devices to be sealed.

23.   Availability of safety and operating plans

A gas entity must cause –
(a) a copy of the safety and operating plan for each of its facilities to be kept at its principal office; and
(b) copies of the provisions of the safety and operating plan that relate to safety to be made available in such a way that, as far as is reasonably practicable, the provisions are brought to the notice of –
(i) any person likely to be involved in the implementation of the safety and operating plan; and
(ii) any person who might reasonably be expected to be conversant with the details of the safety and operating plan.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.

24.   Initial audits of safety and operating plans

A safety and operating plan for a facility is to bear a certificate from an auditor approved by the Director certifying that –
(a) the safety and operating plan complies with these regulations; and
(b) the safety and operating plan is appropriate having regard to the size and complexity of the facility (subject to any exemptions granted by the Director); and
(c) all measures intended to prevent hazardous events identified in the safety and operating plan from occurring, and intended to protect operating personnel, plant, equipment, the community and the environment, should they occur, are in place; and
(d) there are properly trained and equipped personnel available to implement the emergency procedures set out in the safety and operating plan; and
(e) the gas entity has, as far as is practicable, carried into effect the provisions of the safety and operating plan.

25.   Periodical audits of safety and operating plans

(1)  A gas entity must, within one month after the end of each auditing period, lodge with the Director in respect of the safety and operating plan for each of its facilities –
(a) a certificate from an auditor approved by the Director certifying that –
(i) all measures intended to prevent hazardous events identified in the plan from occurring, and intended to protect operating personnel, plant, equipment, the community and the environment, should they occur, are in place; and
(ii) there are properly trained and equipped personnel available to implement the emergency procedures set out in the safety and operating plan; and
(b) a report by the same auditor reviewing the safety and operating plan for adequacy and appropriateness having regard to any changes in the distribution system since the previous audit certificate was issued.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.
(2)  In this regulation –
auditing period means a period of 5 years commencing on the date on which the Director accepts the safety and operating plan, or such other period as the Director determines.

26.   Safety system records

(1)  A gas entity must, in accordance with this regulation, establish and maintain a system for keeping records relating to the accepted safety and operating plan for each of its facilities.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The records required to be kept under subregulation (1) in respect of a facility are –
(a) an accepted safety and operating plan of the facility; and
(b) any revisions of the accepted safety and operating plan of the facility; and
(c) any written audit reports of the accepted safety and operating plan of the facility; and
(d) a copy of each report given by the gas entity to the Director in relation to the facility; and
(e) a copy of the certificate lodged under regulation 25(1)(a) in respect of the safety and management plan of the facility.
(3)  The records must be kept –
(a) at the address nominated by the gas entity in the safety and operating plan of the facility; and
(b) in a manner that makes their retrieval reasonably practicable; and
(c) in a secure manner; and
(d) for the period of 7 years from the creation of the record.
PART 5 - Content of Safety Management System

27.   Minimum requirements of safety management system

For the purposes of section 54 of the Act, a safety management system used, or proposed to be used, with a safety and operating plan for a facility must contain, as a minimum, the elements set out in this Part.

28.   Safety policy

The safety management system for a facility must specify –
(a) the safety policy for the facility; and
(b) the title of the position of the person responsible for determining the safety policy for the facility; and
(c) the means by which the safety policy is or is to be communicated to all persons required to implement the policy.

29.   Organisational structure and responsibilities

The safety management system for a facility must specify the titles of the positions and the duties of the persons responsible for the implementation of the safety policy for the facility.

30.   Published technical standards

The safety management system for a facility must specify –
(a) all published technical standards applied to or used or to be used in the design, construction, installation and operation of the facility; and
(b) the procedures to be implemented to ensure that the gas entity’s activities in respect of the facility meet those standards.

31.   Design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and modification

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify the means used or to be used by the gas entity to ensure that the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the facility and any modification of the facility –
(a) are adequate for the safety and safe operation of the facility; and
(b) provide adequate means of achieving isolation of the facility, or any part of the facility, and pressure control in the event of an emergency; and
(c) provide adequate means of gaining access for servicing and maintenance of the facility and machinery and other equipment; and
(d) provide adequate means of maintaining the structure and operation of the facility; and
(e) take into account the results of the formal safety assessment for the facility.
(2)  The safety management system for a facility must include a maintenance schedule indicating, among other things, the type and frequency of inspections, coating surveys and checks on cathodic protection devices.

32.   Control systems

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify the control systems to be used for the facility including –
(a) alarm systems; and
(b) temperature and pressure control systems; and
(c) emergency shut-down systems.
(2)  The control systems specified under subregulation (1) must be adequate for the normal operation of the facility and for any reasonably foreseeable emergency.

33.   Machinery and equipment

The safety management system for a facility must, where relevant, specify –
(a) the critical equipment (including process equipment, machinery and electrical and instrumentation systems) that relates to, or may affect, the safety of the facility; and
(b) the systems in place to ensure that the equipment is fit for the purpose –
(i) for which it is used in normal operating conditions; and
(ii) to the extent that it is intended to function, or be used, in an emergency.

34.   Permit-to-work system

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify all safety-critical work relating to the facility for which a permit-to-work system needs to be established.
(2)  If the safety management scheme for a facility specifies safety-critical work, the scheme must require the gas entity responsible for the facility to establish and maintain a permit-to-work system in respect of that work.
(3)  A permit-to-work system must –
(a) prohibit any person from performing safety-critical work or any activity in respect of such work without a written permit to work issued by a person authorised by the gas entity to issue that permit; and
(b) specify by position the persons who are authorised to issue a permit to work and to supervise that work; and
(c) ensure that persons responsible for the issuing of permits to work and persons carrying out operations under a permit to work are competent and are provided with appropriate training, procedures, tools, equipment and emergency support.

35.   Emergency preparedness

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify a response plan designed to address all reasonably foreseeable emergencies which have been identified through the formal safety assessment.
(2)  The response plan must –
(a) ensure the safety of the public; and
(b) specify the performance standards to be used to ensure the continued safe operation and structural safety of the facility; and
(c) provide for procedures to be implemented in case of emergencies.

36.   Emergency communication systems

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify communications systems that, in the event of an emergency, are adequate for communication –
(a) within a facility; and
(b) with any other facility which may be affected by the emergency; and
(c) with the relevant fire authorities and emergency service authorities.
(2)  In particular, the safety management system for a facility must provide for the communications systems to be –
(a) adequate to handle –
(i) a likely emergency in or relating to the facility; and
(ii) the normal operational requirements of the facility; and
(b) protected so as to be capable of operation in an emergency to the extent specified by the formal safety assessment for the facility.

37.   Internal monitoring, auditing and reviewing

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify the work practices or processes to be used by the gas entity responsible for the facility for monitoring, auditing and reviewing the implementation of the safety policies, objectives, procedures and performance standards specified in the safety management system.
(2)  The safety management system for a facility must specify the methods to be used to ensure the ongoing effectiveness of the work practices or processes specified under subregulation (1) by –
(a) regular and systematic identification of deficiencies in those work practices or processes; and
(b) regular and systematic improvement of those work practices or processes; and
(c) providing for the gas entity responsible for the facility to test and prove the emergency procedures and to do so regularly as determined in the system.

38.   Key performance indicators

The safety management system for a facility must specify the key performance indicators to be used in respect of the facility by the gas entity to monitor its compliance with the Act and the regulations made under the Act and the safety and operating plan applying to the facility.

39.   Gas incident recording, investigation and reviewing

The safety management system for a facility must specify –
(a) the performance standards to be used for recording and investigating gas incidents in respect of the facility; and
(b) the management systems to be used for reviewing and taking action on the information so recorded or arising from those investigations.

40.   Training and qualification

(1)  The safety management system for a facility must specify the work and staffing systems to be used in respect of the facility to ensure, as far as practicable, that –
(a) each area of safety-critical work in respect of the facility is identified and assessed to determine the minimum skills, knowledge and experience requirements for a person assigned to carry out that work; and
(b) only persons with the skills, knowledge and experience appropriate to an area of safety-critical work are assigned to carry out that work; and
(c) any training necessary for persons assigned to carry out safety-critical work is provided.
(2)  Any gas-fitting work involved in the connection of a gas installation to, or the disconnection of a gas installation from, its gas supply point is to be carried out by a person referred to in subregulation (1)(b) .
PART 6 - Reporting of Incidents

41.   Mandatory reporting of incidents

(1)  A gas entity responsible for a facility must report to the Director incidents which occur in respect of the facility as follows:
(a) in the case of a death resulting from the incident, immediately by telephone;
(b) where a serious bodily injury or illness has been incurred, orally or in writing, within one working day after the incident;
(c) in the case of property damage of more than $5 000 resulting from the incident, in accordance with regulation 42 within 10 working days after the incident;
(d) if an incident affects only the facility and does not cause death, personal injury or significant property damage, in writing as part of a statistical summary quarterly;
(e) if an incident occurs which exposes a person in the vicinity of the equipment to the chance of an immediate and significant injury or risk to his or her health or safety, in accordance with regulation 42 .
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  In addition to the report required under subregulation (1)(a) or (b) , a gas entity must provide the Director with a report, in accordance with regulation 42 , on the incident within 2 working days after the occurrence of the incident.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 200 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(3)  Within 7 days after the end of each March, June, September and December, a gas entity must, if so required by the Director, forward to the Director a summary report of all incidents specified in subregulation (1) for the preceding 3-month period.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

42.   Reporting of incidents

(1)  The report of an incident in accordance with regulation 41 must specify the following, to the extent that the information is available to the gas entity making the report:
(a) the name of the person who has control or management of the facility at which the incident occurred;
(b) the nature of the incident;
(c) the location of the incident;
(d) the time and date of the incident;
(e) the work or activity that was being done at the time of the incident;
(f) the apparent cause of the incident;
(g) whether any emergency service attended the incident;
(h) any remedial action taken in respect of the incident by the gas entity;
(i) any action taken, or intended, to prevent a recurrence of the incident;
(j) the name and address of the person, or the name and business address of the organisation, required to report the incident to the Director;
(k) the identity of any person who witnessed the incident or first arrived on the scene;
(l) the name, position, title and contact details of the person submitting the report and the date on which it is submitted;
(m) particulars of any deceased or injured person including his or her name, date of birth, sex, residential address and telephone number, and occupation or job title;
(n) if death has occurred, the cause, date, time and place of death;
(o) any other details required by the Director.
(2)  If collection of the information referred to in subregulation (1) is likely to significantly delay the written report under regulation 41(1) , preliminary written advice is to be given to the Director of such of the information as is available by the quickest practicable means.
PART 7 - Gas Installations and Gas-Fitting Work

43.   Standard gas installations

(1)  The following classes of residential premises are prescribed for the purposes of paragraph (a)(ii) of the definition of standard gas installation in section 3(1) of the Act:
(a) Class 1a buildings, Class 2 buildings and Class 4 buildings (each within the meaning of the Building Code of Australia);
(b) caravans and mobile homes.
(2)  The following classes of commercial premises are prescribed for the purposes of paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of standard gas installation in section 3(1) of the Act:
(a) Class 5 buildings not exceeding 3 storeys;
(b) Class 6 buildings not exceeding 3 storeys –
each within the meaning of the Building Code of Australia.

44.   Standard gas installation – maximum gas consumption and piping length

For the purposes of paragraph (b)(iii) and (iv) of the definition of standard gas installation in section 3(1) of the Act –
(a) the prescribed amount of gas consumption is 500 megajoules per hour; and
(b) the prescribed length is 50 metres.

45.   Prescribed class of standard gas installation

The following classes of standard gas installations are prescribed for the purposes of section 77(2) of the Act:
(a) a gas installation for residential premises within a Class 2 or Class 4 building (within the meaning of the Building Code of Australia) exceeding 3 storeys;
(b) a gas installation in a building with more than one meter where the meters are located in a common area.

46.   Application for acceptance of gas installation

(1)  An application under section 77 of the Act for acceptance of a gas installation must include the following information:
(a) details of the person commissioning the gas installation, including –
(i) his or her full name; and
(ii) his or her address; and
(iii) his or her telephone number; and
(iv) his or her reference number;
(b) the address of the gas installation;
(c) the consumer's name and site contact name;
(d) the type of work and the type of installation;
(e) the type of gas;
(f) a summary of the commissioning work;
(g) the commencement and completion dates for the commissioning work.
(2)  If a gas installation is or includes a Type B appliance, the application under section 77 of the Act for acceptance of the gas installation must also include the information specified in Schedule 1 .
(3)  In addition to the information required under subregulations (1) and (2) , the Director may require the applicant to do any or all of the following in order to determine the safety of the gas installation:
(a) provide a copy of any design, analysis, logic flow chart, program, calculation, drawing or specification for the gas installation;
(b) provide a sample of a material, component or other item to be used in the gas installation;
(c) remove and submit joints made in a pipe;
(d) have a non-destructive test carried out on a pipe and its joints;
(e) submit to the Director independent certification, by a person approved by the Director, that the design, installation, commissioning and testing of the gas installation conforms to any relevant standard or code determined by the Director;
(f) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director that an analysis of the risks associated with the operation and maintenance of the gas installation in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 31000 has been completed;
(g) provide a copy of the safety management system for the gas installation which conforms with AS/NZS 4801.

47.   Statement of compliance for gas-fitting work

(1)  A statement of compliance for gas-fitting work on a complex gas installation or a standard gas installation of a prescribed class –
(a) must be in a form approved by the Director; and
(b) must be signed by the gas fitter who carried out the gas-fitting work.
(2)  A gas fitter undertaking the gas-fitting work on a complex gas installation or a standard gas installation of a prescribed class must –
(a) ensure that the work has been carried out in accordance with any relevant standards or any condition specified under section 77 of the Act; and
(b) submit a statement of compliance for gas-fitting work, within 48 hours of the appliance being commissioned, to the Director in respect of the installation.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(3)  The gas fitter must, within 48 hours after the installation is commissioned, provide a copy of the completed statement of compliance for gas-fitting work –
(a) to the person on whose behalf the work was carried out or the owner of the gas installation; and
(b) if the installation is connected to –
(i) a distribution system, to the gas distributor; or
(ii) a gas storage system, to the gas supplier; or
(iii) a pipeline declared as a transmission pipeline under the Gas Pipelines Act 2000 , to the licensee under the Gas Pipelines Act.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(4)  The gas fitter must keep a copy of the completed statement of compliance for gas-fitting work for at least 10 years after the completion of the work.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

48.   Connection of gas to installation

A person must not connect gas to any part of a complex gas installation, or to any part of a standard gas installation of a prescribed class, unless that part of the gas installation has been accepted by the Director under section 77 of the Act.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

49.   Owner of Type B appliance to keep records

(1)  While a Type B appliance is operable, its owner must make and keep records of any relevant tests, maintenance, inspection, commissioning or alteration of the Type B appliance.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  An owner must ensure that the records referred to in subregulation (1) are –
(a) kept for the life of the Type B appliance; or
(b) transferred to any person acquiring the Type B appliance from the owner, at the time the Type B appliance is acquired, unless the Type B appliance is being sold as scrap or spare parts.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(3)  On the sale or transfer of a Type B appliance, the new owner of the Type B appliance must keep any records transferred under subregulation (2) in accordance with this regulation.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

50.   Certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work

(1)  A certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work on standard gas installations or gas storage systems must be –
(a) in a form approved by the Director; and
(b) signed by the gas fitter who performed the gas-fitting work.
(2)  The gas fitter must, within 48 hours after the gas installation or gas storage system is commissioned, provide a copy of the completed certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work –
(a) to the Director; and
(b) to the person on whose behalf the work was carried out or the owner of the gas installation or gas storage system; and
(c) if the gas installation or gas storage system is connected to –
(i) a distribution system, to the gas distributor; or
(ii) a gas storage system, to the gas supplier; or
(iii) a pipeline declared as a transmission pipeline under the Gas Pipelines Act 2000 , to the licensee under the Gas Pipelines Act.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(3)  The gas fitter must keep a copy of the completed certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work for at least 10 years after the completion of the work.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

51.   Installation of Type A appliances

(1)  A person must not install a Type A appliance unless the person is a gas fitter.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  A gas fitter who installs a Type A appliance in a gas installation must adjust the appliance for correct operation where the Type A appliance is –
(a) connected to a meter and to a supply of natural gas; or
(b) connected to a supply of liquefied petroleum gas.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(3)  After installing a Type A appliance, a gas fitter must –
(a) where the consumer is present, demonstrate to the consumer the correct method of operating the Type A appliance; and
(b) attach to the Type A appliance, in a conspicuous position, all instructions issued by the manufacturer as to the correct method of operating the Type A appliance.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(4)  A gas fitter must not install a used Type A appliance, whether or not it has been repaired or reconditioned, in a consumer's gas installation unless he or she has checked and ascertained that the Type A appliance operates safely before installing it.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(5)  After checking and ascertaining that an appliance operates safely as required under subregulation (4) , a gas fitter must endorse on either the statement of compliance for gas-fitting work or the certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work a note to the effect that the gas fitter checked the appliance and ascertained that it was operating safely.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(6)  A gas fitter must not modify a Type A appliance in any way without the approval of the Director, or an authorised officer on behalf of the Director, for the specific modification of the individual Type A appliance.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(7)  After a Type A appliance has been serviced by a gas fitter, the gas fitter must attach to the appliance in a conspicuous position a notice which legibly and clearly displays in permanent form –
(a) the date that the service took place; and
(b) the reference number of the gas fitter who carried out the gas-fitting work.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.

52.   Requirements for Type A compliance plates

A compliance plate required by the Director to be affixed to a Type A appliance is to be –
(a) in a form approved by the Director; and
(b) securely affixed to the Type A appliance in a place that is readily accessible by any person inspecting the Type A appliance; and
(c) if the appliance is a new Type A appliance, in a form that states that the Type A appliance as new has been approved under section 73 of the Act, and that displays the identification number assigned by the Director and the date of approval; and
(d) if the Type A appliance is a second-hand Type A appliance, in a form that states that the Type A appliance as second-hand has been inspected and complies with current safety requirements, the name of the person inspecting the appliance, an identification number assigned by the Director and the date of inspection.

53.   Compliance plates for Type B appliances

A compliance plate required by the Director to be affixed to a Type B appliance as a condition of acceptance of a gas installation under section 77 of the Act is to be –
(a) in a form approved by the Director; and
(b) securely affixed to the Type B appliance forming part of the gas installation in a place that is readily accessible by any person inspecting the Type B appliance.

54.   Work on gas installations

(1)  A gas fitter who carries out gas-fitting work, or proposed gas-fitting work, must ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with the applicable standards.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.
(2)  A distributor or gas supplier must not commence supplying gas for use in a Type B appliance unless –
(a) the Type B appliance has been approved as complying with the applicable standards; or
(b) the supply is a temporary supply for commissioning or testing the Type B appliance for compliance.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 200 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(3)  A person must not install a standard gas installation, a complex gas installation, or a standard gas installation of a prescribed class, which includes a Type A or Type B appliance fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas, unless the person is authorised to carry out gas-fitting work under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005 .
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.

55.   General responsibilities of person carrying out gas-fitting work

(1)  A gas fitter carrying out gas-fitting work on a gas installation or gas storage system, that uses natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas, must ensure that the gas installation or gas storage system is not made unsafe during the gas-fitting work, and that it is safe for use on the completion of the gas-fitting work.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  Before connection or reconnection of a gas supply to a place, the gas fitter carrying out gas-fitting work on a gas installation or gas storage system at the place must take steps to ensure that the gas supply is suitable for each gas installation or gas storage system situated in the place that will be connected to the gas supply.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(3)  For the purposes of ensuring compliance with this regulation, reliance may be placed on a statement of compliance for gas-fitting work or a certificate of compliance for gas-fitting work in respect of the gas installation or gas storage system.

56.   Commissioning gas-fitting work

(1)  At the completion of any gas-fitting work installing a standard gas installation, complex gas installation, standard gas installation of a prescribed class or gas storage system, a gas fitter must –
(a) commission the installation or storage system in accordance with the applicable standards; and
(b) securely attach to the installation or storage system a gas-fitting work compliance plate that states –
(i) the reference number of the gas fitter who carried out the gas-fitting work; and
(ii) the serial identification number of the gas-fitting form that is approved by the Director in respect of the gas-fitting work; and
(iii) the date the installation or storage system was commissioned by the gas fitter who carried out the gas-fitting work.
(2)  At the completion of an alteration to an existing standard gas installation, complex gas installation, standard gas installation of a prescribed class or gas storage system, a gas fitter must –
(a) ensure that the installation or storage system has been commissioned in accordance with applicable standards; and
(b) ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that all existing gas-fitting work carried out on the installation or storage system complies with the applicable standards; and
(c) securely attach to the installation or storage system a gas-fitting work compliance plate that states –
(i) the reference number of the gas fitter who carried out the gas-fitting work; and
(ii) the serial identification number of the gas-fitting form that is approved by the Director in respect of the gas-fitting work; and
(iii) the date the installation or storage system was commissioned by the gas fitter who carried out the gas-fitting work.

57.   Reporting of gas installation or gas storage system incidents

(1)  A gas fitter carrying out gas-fitting work on a gas installation or gas storage system must report to the Director and to the gas entity or gas supplier which supplies gas to the gas installation or gas storage system –
(a) any incident which occurs during the carrying out of that gas-fitting work, as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the incident; and
(b) any evidence indicating that unapproved modifications or alterations have been carried out on that gas installation or gas storage system, as soon as practicable after becoming aware of the modifications or alterations.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  If a gas fitter carries out gas-fitting work on a Type B appliance and the gas fitter is aware that the work is required owing to an incident which has occurred in respect of that appliance, the gas fitter must, as soon as practicable after becoming so aware, report the incident to the Director and to the gas entity or gas supplier which supplies gas to the gas installation of which the appliance forms part.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(3)  An owner of a Type B appliance must, as soon as practicable, report any incident that occurs to the Director and to the gas entity or gas supplier which supplies gas to the gas installation of which the appliance forms part.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

58.   Dangerous gas installations

(1)  If a person carrying out gas-fitting work on a gas installation becomes aware of a danger arising from a defect in the gas installation, the person must immediately –
(a) take such steps as are necessary to make the installation safe; and
(b) notify the owner of the gas installation and the occupier of the premises in which the installation is situated of the defect.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  If the person carrying out the gas-fitting work is unable to make the gas installation safe, he or she must –
(a) notify the gas entity which supplies gas to the gas installation of the defect; and
(b) disconnect the gas supply to the installation until the gas installation is made safe.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

59.   Clearance of consumer piping

A gas fitter carrying out gas-fitting work must ensure that the consumer piping connected to a gas entity's meter assembly has a clearance of at least 30 millimetres from the meter casing or any device, component or pipe connected to the meter inlet.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

60.   Gas pressure-raising devices in consumer piping

A person who installs a gas pressure-raising device in consumer piping must ensure that the meter and gas installation are protected from overpressurisation, pulsation, reverse flow or vacuum.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

61.   Notice of proposal to carry out certain gas-fitting work

A person proposing to carry out, or who is responsible for the carrying out of, any of the following classes of gas-fitting work must give at least 48 hours notice to the Director, in a form approved by the Director, before carrying out that work:
(a) hot-tapping work;
(b) conversion of a gas appliance that has been designed to be fired by a fuel other than gas to firing by gas.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

62.   Hot-tapping work

A person must not carry out hot-tapping work unless that work –
(a) has been authorised in writing by the Director; and
(b) complies with the standards determined by the Director for that work and specified in the authority.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.

63.   Special requirements for high-pressure consumer piping

(1)  This regulation does not apply to consumer piping to which AS/NZS 5601 applies.
(2)  Consumer piping which is to have an operating pressure in excess of 200 kilopascals must comply with the standards determined by the Director in respect of that piping.
(3)  A person must not install consumer piping which is to have an operating pressure in excess of 200 kilopascals unless the Director has accepted a proposal for the installation of the consumer piping.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 100 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 25 penalty units.
(4)  An application for acceptance –
(a) is to be made in writing; and
(b) is to contain or be accompanied by details of the proposed design and construction of the consumer piping.

64.   Notice of defect

(1)  If gas-fitting work does not comply with these regulations, an authorised officer may serve a notice of defect on the person who carried out the gas-fitting work.
(2)  A notice of defect is to be in a form approved by the Director.

65.   Notice of rectification

(1)  Unless a person on whom a notice of defect is served appeals in accordance with regulation 66 , he or she must, within 7 days after being served –
(a) ensure that the gas-fitting work is made to comply with these regulations; and
(b) give notice of rectification to an authorised officer that the work has been made to so comply.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The notice of rectification is to be in a form approved by the Director.

66.   Appeal against notice of defect

(1)  A person may, within 48 hours of receiving a notice of defect, appeal in writing to the Director against the notice.
(2)  On receiving an appeal, the Director may confirm, vary or cancel the notice of defect.
(3)  The Director's decision is final.
(4)  A person who has appealed in writing under subregulation (1) must comply with the final decision within 7 days after the final decision is made.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
PART 8 - Automotive Gas-Fitting Work

67.   Interpretation

In this Part –
automotive gas fitter means a person who has an automotive gas-fitting qualification;
automotive gas-fitting qualification means an authority to undertake automotive gas-fitting work under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005 ;
automotive gas-fitting work means work associated with the installation, service and repair of an automotive gas fuel system in motor vehicles, or in industrial equipment, in accordance with applicable standards;
automotive gas-fitting work compliance plate means a compliance plate that is in a form approved by the Director;
automotive gas fuel system means a gas system that supplies gas as a fuel to an internal combustion engine regardless of whether or not the gas is supplied concurrently with another fuel.

68.   Installation of automotive gas fuel system

(1)  A person must not install an automotive gas fuel system unless –
(a) he or she is an automotive gas fitter with an automotive gas-fitting qualification that authorises the holder of the qualification to install automotive gas fuel systems; and
(b) the automotive gas fuel system is installed in accordance with –
(i) the applicable standards; and
(ii) any manufacturer's recommendations that are not inconsistent with the applicable standards.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  On the installation of an automotive gas fuel system, an automotive gas fitter must securely attach to the system, in a conspicuous position, an automotive gas-fitting work compliance plate.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(3)  An automotive gas fitter who has installed an automotive gas fuel system must –
(a) within 10 calendar days after the end of each calendar month, give a return to the Director, in a form determined by the Director, specifying details of each automotive engine that the automotive gas fitter has converted to an automotive gas fuel system, within the calendar month; and
(b) keep a record of each installation for a period of 10 years.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.

69.   Service and repair of automotive gas fuel system

(1)  A person must not service or repair an automotive gas fuel system unless –
(a) he or she is an automotive gas fitter with an automotive gas-fitting qualification that authorises the holder of the qualification to service and repair automotive gas fuel systems; and
(b) the service or repair to the automotive gas fuel system is in accordance with –
(i) the applicable standards; and
(ii) any manufacturer's recommendations that are not inconsistent with the applicable standards.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  An automotive gas fitter who has serviced or repaired an automotive gas fuel system must keep a record of that service or repair for a period of 10 years.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.

70.   Sale of vehicle and industrial equipment with automotive gas fuel system

A person must not sell a vehicle or industrial equipment that is fuelled by an automotive gas fuel system unless an automotive gas-fitting work compliance plate is securely attached to the system.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.

71.   Automotive gas containers

An automotive gas fitter must ensure that a gas container used in an automotive gas fuel system complies with AS 2337.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
PART 9 - Miscellaneous

72.   Emergency work on public land

For the purposes of section 84(4) and (5) of the Act, emergency work is prescribed work in respect of which prior notice or agreement under that section is not required.

73.   Information on location of gas infrastructure

(1)  A licensee must ensure that information on the location of the gas infrastructure in respect of which he or she is licensed –
(a) is current, accurate and reliable; and
(b) is available for examination by a member of the public.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.
(2)  The information is to be made available in a manner approved by the Director.
(3)  A person must not carry out any boring or excavation in, or on, any ground within the proximity of a gas infrastructure, if the information available under subregulation (1) identifies the location of that infrastructure.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units.

74.   Sale of caravan with LPG systems

A person must not sell or register a caravan on which a gas installation or gas storage system is installed unless a gas-fitting work compliance plate is securely attached to the gas installation or gas storage system.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.

75.   Gas-fitting work on vessel

(1)  A person must not undertake gas-fitting work on a boat unless he or she is a gas fitter.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  A gas fitter who undertakes gas-fitting work on a boat must, after commissioning the gas-fitting work –
(a) affix a gas-fitting work compliance plate to the gas installation or gas storage system; and
(b) certify in a form approved by the Director that the work complies with the applicable standards.
Penalty:  In the case of –
(a) a body corporate, a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units; or
(b) a natural person, a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(3)  In this regulation –
boat includes –
(a) a motor boat, motor-propelled tender, yacht, cabin cruiser, launch, marine craft, runabout, trailer-sailer, house-boat, motor-sailer, workboat and vessel; and
(b) a vessel within the meaning of the Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 ; and
(c) a motor boat or motor-propelled tender within the meaning of the Marine and Safety (Motor Boats and Licences) By-laws 2013.

76.   Interstate compliance plates

For the purposes of these regulations, a compliance plate that complies with the laws of another State or a Territory, and has been installed in accordance with those laws, is taken to be a valid compliance plate for the purposes of these regulations.
SCHEDULE 1 - Additional information to be supplied for Type B appliance in gas installation

Regulation 46(2)

1.   The technical standards to which the appliance is to be designed, manufactured, installed, commissioned and operated.
2.   Appliance details, including the following:
(a) the manufacturer's name;
(b) identification of the model of installation;
(c) the nominal gas consumption (MJ/h) of the installation;
(d) the gas type;
(e) the maximum and minimum gas supply pressures;
(f) the purge times;
(g) the gas pressure at the burner head for the nominal gas consumption;
(h) the combustion chamber volume;
(i) the purge volume, being the total volume swept from the entry of the purge medium to the point of emission including interconnecting duct work;
(j) the serial number of the installation;
(k) the date of manufacture of the installation.
3.   Valve train schematic diagram. A schematic diagram clearly indicating –
(a) all components (including brand and model); and
(b) rated working pressure of all components; and
(c) proposed settings of all adjustable devices.
4.   Electrical circuit diagram. A circuit diagram in ladder-logic format clearly indicating –
(a) safety and control circuits; and
(b) details of all major components (including brand and model); and
(c) method of operation of all major components.
5.   Purge time calculation. Calculation of the time required to purge the appliance in accordance with AS 3814.
6.   Safe-start gas rate. Where required by AS 3814, calculation of the safe-start gas rate or the critical time for ignition or critical energy.
7.   Explosion relief area and dilution air flow rate (where relevant). If the appliance process involves solvents or dusts, and where required by AS 3814, provide details of, and calculations for, explosion relief area and dilution air flow rates.
8.   Details of flueing.
9.   Details of ventilation.
10.   Supporting evidence that the appliance design, manufacture, installation and commissioning conform to any applicable standards.

Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.

Notified in the Gazette on 25 June 2014

These regulations are administered in the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.