Current Code published in February 1994. Changes in legislation & technologies meant the Code had to be updated: Hazardous Substances & New Organisms Act 1996 Health & Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 Use of CuAz, ACQ, non-metallic LOSP, Boron formulations & applications Creosote treatment removed from MP3640:2003
TPC undertook to conduct the revision with assistance and encouragement from ERMA & OSH. Review committee convened by the TPC comprising: Regulators (ERMA & OSH) Authorities (local government) Timber treatment industry Independent consultants Unions Chemical suppliers
Why Best Practice Guideline not a Code of Practice? BPG more flexible and industry led. Still endorsed by OSH as a preferred means of compliance with HSE. ERMA may recognise parts of it as Code of Practice under HSNO. 6
Best Practice Guideline is a simple readable guide.
Best Practice Guideline is a simple readable guide. For all employees particularly managers. Will be available on all timber preservation sites in hard copy and also through various internet sites [NZTPC, OSH, ERMA, MfE] Copyrighted by TPC
Best Practice Guideline is a simple readable guide. For all employees particularly managers. Should be available on all timber preservation sites. Primary reference to direct the reader to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
The BPG outlines best practices for complying with: Health & Safety in Employment Act. Hazardous Substances & New Organisms Act 1996. Resource Management Act 1991. Plus regulations to these Acts.
Health & Safety in Employment Act. BPG describes means for: Providing and monitoring a safe working environment. Providing and maintaining facilities for health and safety on site. Ensuring plant and equipment is safe. Ensuring working arrangements are not hazardous. Procedures to deal with emergencies.
Hazardous Substances & New Organisms Act. BPG describes: Test certification requirements. Approved handler requirements. Tracking requirements. Exposure limits for the various timber preservatives.
Resource Management Act. BPG covers general requirements for treatment plant sites including waste disposal, to comply with the Act.
When will you get a copy? Currently in final review stage by the Committee. Expectation is that it will be available by about May. All TPC licenses will receive a free copy.