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Schedule 1 Tests of packaging of hazardous substances required to be tested in accordance with this schedule

Schedule 1
Tests of packaging of hazardous substances required to be tested in accordance with this schedule
rr 6, 10-20
Packaging that is required to comply with the tests set out in this schedule must comply with the following tests:
1
The drop test as set out in paragraph 6.1.5.3 of the UN Model Regulations and,
(a)
in the case of a liquid or solid substance, if tested with the substance packaged, or with a substance having similar characteristics including density, viscosity, and particle size, the package must withstand the impact of a drop from 1.8 m; or
(b)
in the case of a liquid substance, and if the test is performed with water,—
(i)
if the relative density of the substance is less than or equal to 1.2, the package must withstand the impact of a drop from 1.8 m:
(ii)
if the relative density of the substance is greater than 1.2, the package must withstand the impact of a drop from 1.5 m times the relative density of the substance.
2
The stacking test as set out in paragraph 6.1.5.6 of the UN Model Regulations.
3
In the case of a liquid substance, the internal pressure (hydraulic) test as set out in paragraph 6.1.5.5 of the UN Model Regulations, and the packaging must be tested to a minimum test pressure of 250 kPa gauge pressure.
4
In the case of a liquid substance, the leakproofness test as set out in paragraph 6.1.5.4 of the UN Model Regulations, and, when undergoing that test, unless the packaging is the inner packaging of combination packaging, the packaging must not discharge any of its contents when restrained under water for a period of 5 minutes while subject to an internal air pressure of not less than 30 kPa gauge pressure.
Testing undertaken for the purposes of this schedule must be conducted in accordance with the requirements relating to—
(a)
the performance and frequency of tests in paragraph 6.1.5 of the UN Model Regulations; and
(b)
the preparation of packaging for testing in paragraph 6.1.5.2 of those regulations.

History Note - Regulations of New Zealand

These Regulations were revoked, as from 1 December 2017, by reg 4(1) Hazardous Substances (Health and Safety Reform Revocations) Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/233).

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