Important News About Your Gas Work Authorisation
Late last year, changes to the Petroleum and Gas (Safety) Regulation 2018 were announced by the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate. (You can view this announcement here.)
As a result of these changes, the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate have updated all of their approved forms and compliance plates.
- Gas system compliance certificates
- Gas defect notices
- Vehicle / vessel inspection certificates
- Gas system compliance plates.
From 1 July 2019, only the new versions of these approved forms and plates can be used. Old versions of forms and plates have been superseded and cannot be used after this date. The new forms and plates are now available for purchase via an online ordering form.
Are there any changes to the forms?
Yes, changes have been made to all approved forms. The new books have been fully updated and sport a uniquely coloured spine while compliance plates now refer to the 2018 Regulation.
What do I do with my old certificate books and plates?
You can continue to use your old books and plates until 30 June 2019; however, on 1 July 2019 you should securely dispose of any old unused books and plates.
Please ensure that you keep any records (completed or partly used books) for the required minimum period of 3 years from the date you completed the work.
Can I get a refund for any unused superseded forms or plates I have purchased?
The Inspectorate have been minimising purchases for some time in anticipation of the new compliance goods and continue to sell books and plates at near cost. As such, refunds and exchanges are not being offered for any unused old books or plates.
Has the price of the books increased?
There has been no increase in price of these books and plates as a result of these changes.
How do I order new forms and plates?
The new books and certificates are now available for ordering on the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate website.
For more information, contact the Licencing and Authorisation Unit.
Phone: 3330 4249
Information supplied by the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate 21/02/2019
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy