Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation
This authority is required by
anyone acquiring, storing and/or disposing of extinguishing agents
as listed in the Ozone Protection and Synthetic
Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989. An Extinguishing Agent
Trading Authorisation (EATA) is required to undertake the following
- Buy/sell/possess agent in bulk, or
- Fill/recover agent
The maximum period of authorisation is 24 months.
How to Apply for an Extinguishing Agent Trading
Before granting an authorisation the Board must ensure that the
licence holder has:
- Appropriate equipment to be able to handle and prevent
- Ensure that only people with the appropriate licence actually
handle the extinguishing agent.
An EATA Holder will be required to maintain appropriate records
of all amounts of extinguishing agent held and provide regular
reports to the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board in
accordance with Regulation 332.
To apply for an EATA an application form must be completed. To
download a copy of the application form click
A Risk Management Plan must also be completed and submitted to
the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board, as part of the
The Risk Management Plan must address all the issues contained
in Regulation 331 of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse
Gas Management Regulations 1995.