If you store in excess of 120L of any Flammable Class 3, PGII product (eg ethanol) you will need to apply for a licence to keep a dangerous substance.

To obtain a licence you must demonstrate your ability to comply with the requirements of the Australian Standard AS1940 The storage and handling of flammable liquids.

Case study on storage of flammable hand sanitisers

Safe Work Australia has published a case study for businesses using and storing flammable hand sanitisers in response to COVID-19.

The case study discusses some simple steps that need to be taken when storing or rebottling hand sanitiser, such as making sure you have the chemicals safety data sheet and making sure you store it in a safe place.

Guidance material

The following guidance documents have been prepared by safety regulators and industry associations in other states. Whilst the regulations that they quote maybe slightly different in South Australia, the principles of safety are the same.

Manufacture or supply of alcohol-based hand sanitisers – SafeWork Australia

Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitiser – Work Health and Safety responsibilities – SafeWork NSW

Manufacturing hand sanitisers – SafeWork NSW

Safety considerations when manufacturing alcohol-based hand sanitisers – WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Road and rail transport checklist for alcohol-based hand sanitiser – National Transport Commission

Information sheet on safe production and transport rules for alcohol-based hand sanitisers – ACCORD

Further information

Flammable liquid storage and transport

Chemical, substances & explosives