Do you use a chemical oxygen self-contained self-rescue respirator?
Transporters of placard loads of toxic gases are required by the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG7.5) to provide drivers with air supplied short-term breathing apparatus (ASSTBA) for escape purposes.
Recently, NSW authorities independently tested a model of ASSTBA that fits into the category of Chemical Oxygen Self-Contained Self-Rescue Respirator. It was found to be non-compliant with AS/NZ1716 Respiratory Equipment Devices.
Transport companies are encouraged to check their ASSTBA for compliance with AS1716.
Please refer to the SafeWork NSW Safety Alert.