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WA DMP targets Fireworks and Other Dangerous Goods

Graham Marshall - Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Department of Mines and Petroleum has announced plans to target the transportation of fireworks and other dangerous goods. 

Since January 2011, 56 people have been charged for possessing or setting off fireworks in WA. 

“Fireworks are very dangerous, and must be transported safely and securely,” DMP principal dangerous goods officer Peter Xanthis said. 

“They can explode easily from sparks, friction, high temperatures or cigarettes, which can be fatal. 

“If you have fireworks or know a friend who does, don’t touch them - call the Police to remove them. 

“Don’t put the fireworks in the rubbish bin, as this puts council workers at risk.” 

DMP has also been working closely with WA Police to target heavy goods vehicles in the Wheatbelt. 

Police issued a number of infringements earlier this year to truck drivers who were carrying dangerous goods in an unsafe way. 

In one case, a driver is alleged to have been transporting over 450 litres of highly toxic chlorine gas, but was not displaying the required dangerous goods signage.

“It’s important for drivers to always adhere to such rules, as they are necessary for an effective emergency response in the event of a dangerous goods leak or spill,” Xanthis said. 

“Gasoline and petrol ignites very easily and most drivers don’t understand the risks associated,” Xanthis said. “The vapours can catch fire from static electricity or cigarettes.
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