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The owner of a pipeline must manage risks associated with the transfer of the hazardous chemicals through that pipeline.

Pipeline builder

The builders of the pipeline must provide the following information to SafeWork SA:

  • name of the pipeline's intended owner and operator
  • pipeline specifications (length, diameter, maximum operating pressure, maximum operating flow)
  • intended procedures for the operation, maintenance, renewal and relaying of the pipeline
  • any public places that the pipeline will cross (a geographical map, detailing start and finish locations, underground/above ground sections)
  • intended emergency response procedures.

This information must be provided to SafeWork SA:

  • before the building of the pipeline commences,
  • before the pipeline is commissioned,
  • before the pipeline is likely to contain a hazardous chemical,
  • if there is a changes to the information already supplied,
  • before a pipeline is repaired and
  • before any removal, decommissioning, closure or abandonment of the pipeline occurs.

Pipeline operator

The pipeline operator must notify SafeWork SA of the:

  • supplier of the hazardous chemical
  • receiver of the hazardous chemical
  • correct classification of the hazardous chemical.

Notification must be made in writing to:

Chemical Hazards and Explosive Materials Team
SafeWork SA
GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001