AS 1940 Safety

The Storage & Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Do you understand the requirements under Australian Standard, AS1940-2004? If you don’t, your business may not be in compliance with various legislative requirements and you could be placing your business and employees at unnecessary risk. AS 1940 is a critical standard which outlines how Flammable Liquids & Combustible Liquids should be stored and handled to minimise the potential of fires. It incorporates good engineering solutions to help eliminate the risk of disastrous situations when handling or storing Flammable Liquids and Combustible Liquids.

Sorting through, understanding and applying numerous legislative requirements, associated standards, codes and guidelines across Australia can feel quite overwhelming.  Total Safety Consulting has the capability, expertise and resources to provide the necessary technical advice on your obligations
across a wide range of industries and to businesses of various sizes.

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Total Safety Consulting can provide services across Australia, covering:

  • Legislative Compliance in storing and handling Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Chemicals, including Flammable Liquids, Combustible Liquids, Peroxides and Corrosive Substances.
  • Developing concept design for new or established Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Chemicals storage facilities, including paint and chemical retail stores.
  • Determining applicable placarding for your premises and notification of Dangerous Goods.
  • Developing GHS compliant Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)/Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and training for employees.

Don’t wait for WorkSafe to knock on your door, before understanding how to keep your employees and workplace safe. Contact us now to talk about how we can help your business.


The objective of Australian Standard 1940 (AS1940) is to promote the safety of persons and
property where flammable or combustible liquids are stored or handled, by providing
requirements and recommendations that are based on industry best practices

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