Certification of people

How to become a certified handler, an approved filler, or a compliance certifier.

Certified handlers

If you handle or store certain hazardous substances you may need a compliance certificate.

You can get one from a compliance certifier. They will tell you what is needed so they can issue the compliance certificate.

Certified handlers

Approved fillers

People filling gas containers with gases under pressure must be an approved filler.

Approved fillers

Controlled Substance Licences

A Controlled Substance Licence (CSL) is required to possess certain explosives, vertebrate toxic agents or fumigants.

Controlled Substance Licences

Becoming a compliance certifier

A compliance certifier is an independent person authorised by WorkSafe to issue compliance certificates. A compliance certificate confirms that the individuals, sites or equipment are compliant with the hazardous substances legislation.

Becoming a compliance certifier

Performance standards for compliance certifiers

WorkSafe has issued performance standards for compliance certifiers.  These performance standards set out the information and process requirements that a compliance certifier must follow when issuing a compliance certificate.

Compliance certifier updates

The Compliance Certifier Update (previously the Test Certifier Update) is a regular WorkSafe publication that provides information and guidance on hazardous substances, the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 and other information relevant to compliance certifiers and the issuing of compliance certificates.

Compliance certifier updates