Emergency information explains how to deal with any emergency involving dangerous goods, such as a leak, spill, vehicle rollover or fire, and sets out basic information on
- substance hazards
- first aid procedures
- protective equipment
It explains how to deal with any emergency involving dangerous goods, such as a leak, spill, vehicle rollover or fire.
Types of emergency information
Acceptable types of emergency information
- the Standards Australia SAA/SNZ HB 76:2010 HB76 Dangerous Goods – Initial Emergency Response Guide
- an individual Standards Australia emergency procedure guide (EPG) plus the emergency guide for vehicle fire
- an emergency procedure guide plus a vehicle fire guide that are both substantially the same as the Standards Australia guides
- any other emergency procedure guide plus a vehicle fire guide which have both been approved by the EPA.
A safety data sheet (SDS) is not the same as emergency information and is not acceptable.
Emergency information holders
An emergency information holder must be fitted to a vehicle transporting a placard load of dangerous goods. The holder must be
- a suitable size and shape for emergency information and transport documents
- marked with the words ‘emergency procedure guides’ or ‘emergency information’ in red letters at least 10 mm high on a white background
- securely placed in a vehicle on the inside of a cabin door, immediately adjacent to a cabin door or in a visible and accessible position in the cabin (provided the position is identified on a notice affixed to the inside of the driver's door).
An emergency information holder may contain only emergency information and transport documents relating to the load.