Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Administrative Name Local Office
Administrative Address Physical Address
85 Faulkner Street
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 494
Armidale NSW
Australia, 2350
Administrative Phone 131 555
02 6773 7000
Administrative Email info@environment.nsw.gov.au
Administrative Website http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/dangerousgoods
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Bradley Nixon, Associate Director Operational Services
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit
  • Australian Business Research Institute
  • Business Intelligence
  • Centre for Agriculture and Law
  • Centre for Analytics Software Infomatics
  • Centre for Applied Research in Social Science
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Corporate Communications and Events
  • CRC for Beef Genetic Technologies
  • Education Enterprise
  • Education Quality
  • English Language Centre
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
  • Finance
  • Heritage Centre
  • Heritage Futures Research Centre
  • Institute for Rural Futures
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services
  • Library Services
  • Office of Strategy Management
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • Oorala Aboriginal Centre
  • People and Culture
  • Place Based@UNE
  • Records Team
  • Records, Policy and Governance Unit
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Research Services
  • Residential System
  • Rural Properties
  • School of Education
  • School of Environmental and Rural Science
  • School of Health
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Student Experience
  • Student Grievance Unit
  • Technology and Digital Services
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education
  • UNE Business School
  • UNE Council
  • UNE Foundation Limited
  • UNE Foundation Trust
  • UNE International
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Marketing
  • UNE Medical Centre
  • UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • University Secretariat
  • Yarm Gwanga
Overview Dangerous goods are substances and articles that pose an acute risk to people, property and the environment due to their chemical or physical properties. Dangerous goods are classified under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) and the United Nations Manual of Tests and Criteria (dangerous goods excludes explosives).

The Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 (the Act) makes provision for safety in the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail as part of the system of nationally consistent road and rail transport laws, to ensure that dangerous goods are transported efficiently and safely to minimise impacts on people, property and the environment. The Act appoints both the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and WorkCover NSW as administrators of the legislation - the EPA regulates the on-road transport of dangerous goods, whilst WorkCover NSW regulates activities prior to transport. The transport of dangerous goods by rail is regulated by the Independent Transport Safety Regulator on behalf of the EPA.

Compliance Obligations

Return to Top Comply with legilsation
Description The University is to comply with the act to regulate the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail in order to promote public safety and protect property and the environment
Impacts
Responsible Manager Jacqui King, Campus Services Manager
Coordinating Officer Jacqui King, Campus Services Manager
Coordinating Unit Estate and Built Environment
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • Estate and Built Environment
  • People and Culture
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information None
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites
 
Return to Top Vehicles & Drivers Licensing Requirements
Description Part 2 Section 6
6 - Licensing of vehicles transporting dangerous goods
(1) A prime contractor must not use a vehicle to transport dangerous goods by road (other than as the driver of the vehicle) if:
(a) the regulations require the vehicle to be licensed to transport the goods, and
(b) the vehicle is not licensed under the regulations.

(2) A person must not consign dangerous goods for transport by road on a vehicle if the person knows or reasonably ought to know that:
(a) the regulations require the vehicle to be licensed to transport the goods, and
(b) the vehicle is not licensed under the regulations.

(3) A person must not drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods by road or rail if the person knows or reasonably ought to know that:
(a) the regulations require the vehicle to be licensed to transport the goods, and
(b) the vehicle is not licensed under the regulations.

Part 2 Section 7
7 - Licensing of drivers transporting dangerous goods
(1) A person must not employ, engage, cause or permit another person to drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods by road or rail if the other person is required by the regulations to be licensed to drive the vehicle and is not so licensed.

(2) A person must not drive a vehicle transporting dangerous goods by road or rail if:
(a) the regulations require the person to be licensed to drive the vehicle, and
(b) the person is not licensed under the regulations.

Impacts Maximum penalty: 500 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both, for an individual or 2,500 penalty units for a body corporate.
Responsible Manager Jacqui King, Campus Services Manager
Coordinating Officer Jacqui King, Campus Services Manager
Coordinating Unit Estate and Built Environment
Oversight Committee/Group None
Business Units Impacted
  • Advancement, Communications, and Events Directorate
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
Associated Information
Management Tools
Rule None
Policy None
Procedure None
Guideline None
Other Websites Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014