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Segregation of Dangerous Goods

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Segregation of Dangerous Goods

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The segregation of dangerous goods is a requirement when transporting or storing dangerous goods.

Dangerous goods that are incompatible with other substances (including dangerous goods) should be segregated to prevent risks arising from contact or mixing.

Segregation may be achieved by use of an impervious barrier or a suitable distance to prevent contamination – 1.5m should be sufficient for solids or liquids, or 3m for gases in most cases. This will depend on the height of the storage and the nature of the goods (a barrier may not be sufficient for gases). The barrier should be sufficiently high and extend far enough to prevent any leakage or spillage reaching the other goods.

A material safety data sheet (MSDS) will give advice on compatibility.  However, some substances within the same Class may be incompatible, for example acids (Class 8) have a reaction hazard with alkali (Class 8).

WorkSafe QLD

Work Safe Queensland

Segregation chart from the Work Safe Queensland website

WorkSafe VIC

Work Safe Victoria

Segregation chart from the Work Safe Victoria website

SafeWork Australia

Safe Work Australia

Management of risks associated with storing chemicals in the workplace.  See Chapter 7. Segregation Chart (page 16 of the attachment) for more information.

These documents have been provided to assist customers in their purchasing decision making process.  They are correct and relevant at the time of writing.  The risks and requirements for managing dangerous goods in the workplace remains the responsibility of each business to do their own independent research, and be familiar with the requirements and laws set out by their own state and territory.

Use our segregation tool for dangerous goods to better minimise the risk of storing incompatible hazardous chemicals and goods.  This segregation tool is only a guide and not meant to replace a safety data sheet (SDS) or a risk assessment.

You should only use the segregation tool for dangerous goods in workplaces where hazardous chemicals are stored.

You should not use the tool for: transport situations where the ADG code should apply.

NOTE: Radioactive materials (class 7) and explosives (class 1) should be deemed incompatible with all other dangerous goods.

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Streamline processes, manage workplace compliance, and reduce risk when dealing with Dangerous Goods


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At the time of checkout we will automatically activate your free metro shipping if you qualify.

Important: Assistance with unloading


For items over 30kg, select Tailgate delivery if no forklift is available for unloading. Tailgate deliveries do not qualify for free metro delivery. Tailgate delivery is to the front door, carport, or closest practical delivery point as deemed by the driver. There must be reasonable vehicle access with height clearance.


Any additional fees from courier companies will be passed on if not advised in advance.


Feel free to contact us immediately after placing your order if required.

Tailgate Delivery Terms and Conditions

Any additional handling or manoeuvring to get the items in to position that requires specialised equipment, such as a tailgated truck or a truck mounted forklift, is not covered by any free freight offers.

For those who are new to freight, a tailgate truck (also known as a tail-lift truck or hydraulic truck) has a rear platform which can be lowered to the ground for convenience when unloading heavy goods.  This is a requirement for unloading freight over 30kg when a forklift is not available on site to unload the delivery vehicle.  Carriers class this as a specialised delivery service, and charge a premium for tailgate deliveries.

Tailgate delivery is to the front door, carport, or closest practical delivery point as deemed by the driver. There must be reasonable vehicle access with height clearance.

Tailgate shipping adds an extra $135 + gst to shipping fees during checkout to cover costs.

NOTE: Selecting the WRONG answer in regards to tailgate shipping means the carrier may be unable to unload your items and may need to re-deliver it.  The Customer will be liable for any further charges for re-delivery should this occur.  Should you have questions or if you are unsure please contact us first.

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