TfA Project Group are experts in Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods facility design and compliance auditing, having performed national compliance audits for a number of clients across various industries. Several TfA staff are registered full members of the Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants (AIDGC) and actively apply their expertise to dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals facilities throughout Australia. We can help you identify and classify dangerous goods within your facility, conduct audits, undertake assessments and reports for authoritative bodies, plus we can incorporate changes into your existing design.

We are competent in a wide variety of dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals classes including:

  • Class 2 – Flammable Gases and LPG,
  • Class 3 – Flammable Liquids,
  • Class 4 – Flammable Solids,
  • Class 5 – Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides,
  • Class 6 – Toxic and Infectious Substances,
  • Class 8 – Corrosive Substances,
  • Class 9 – Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances

TfA can help you navigate the legislative requirements for hazardous chemicals throughout Australia, however it can be complicated as there is no single consistent legislation across all states. Whilst the Work, Health and Safety Act 2011 was developed for national implementation, only New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory have implemented the Act and even then, individual States have developed their own specific versions of the codes of practice.

Whilst all states are considering the implementation of the WHS Act specific dangerous goods legislation is still in place in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. This is why many of our clients trust TFA to navigate the complexities of dangerous goods legislation and their implementation.

TfA also have internal town planning expertise to assist clients progress their projects through Local and State regulatory requirements. TfA’s Town Planning team has both national and international experience and are experts in in dangerous goods approvals. We can assist you with:

  • Preparation and lodgement of Development Applications
  • Obtain approvals for demolition, Operational Works, building approvals, plumbing & draining, ERAs, etc.
  • Planning appeals

Early involvement with TfA in planning your hazardous chemical development can save your organisation additional costs, and considerable time. Key early works include:


Development of Site Layouts Feasibility studies and preliminary cost estimates
Planning, strategic and statutory advice Front end engineering design
Project Definition and Basis of Design specifications Optimisation of new tank capacity

TfA Project Group are also Hazardous Area Consultants with extensive experience in the classification of flammable and combustible dust atmospheres. The classification of hazardous areas must be performed by a competent person who has completed approved training such as UEENEEMO52A (gas) UEENEEM053A (dust). TfA has decades of experience designing, commissioning and operating hazardous area facilities across the nation. It is critical that hazardous areas are identified early in project development to identify where hazardous certified electrical equipment must be installed. Costly delays can be incurred if incorrect equipment is specified or if appropriate site documentation is not in place.

TfA has experienced facilitators capable of conducting Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs) at all locations in Australia. TfA facilitators bring experience from previous roles in operations and commissioning to give context and value to your HAZOP review process.

Beyond the petrochemical industry, we have applied our expertise to the nation’s fledgling biofuels and hydrogen industry, in addition to the more established chemical storage and distribution market.

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