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Chemical Code

logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 12th August 2013
SPASA LAUNCHES INDUSTRY SPECIFIC CHEMICAL SECURITY VOLUNTARY CODE OF PRACTICE

The Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA) has worked with the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department to develop a swimming pool and spa industry specific Chemical Security Voluntary Code of Practice. The industry specific code is based on the National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern and contains information to help protect your chemicals from theft by understanding your security risks and putting practical security measures in place.   

 A copy of the Code can be downloaded here or directly from the SPASA website.

This Industry specific Code is a useful resource and looks at how industry can manage the risks associated with preventing chemicals in your control from falling into the wrong hands.

The Codes objectives are to promote effective chemical security management practices throughout the chemical supply and use chain, and in particular to:

- Protecting against the diversion of chemicals for terrorist or criminal purposes.

- Encouraging cooperation between businesses and organisations that handle chemicals and law enforcement agencies on chemical security matters.

- Educate and train staff to be alert to warning signs and report suspicious behaviours.

To achieve these objectives, the Code provides guidance and information on a range of practical security measures that businesses and individuals in the swimming pool and spa industry may consider.

SPASA encourages the entire swimming pool and spa industry to get behind this initiative and adopt the industry specific Code so that we can continue to keep this wonderful industry safe.

VISIT the Attorney-General's Department stand at the SPASA CONVENTION.

Pool and spa industry professionals can find out more by visiting the Attorney-General's Department stand at the SPASA CONVENTION on the 15th August.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

The Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA) would like to acknowledge the Chemical Security Coordination Unit of the Attorney-General’s Department who are responsible for the National Code of Practice for Chemicals of Security Concern. The chemical security logos used in Swimming Pool and Spa Industry Code has been reproduced with permission from the Attorney-General’s Department.
For further information, please contact:

Spiros Dassakis - CEO
Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA)
1/33 Daking Street, NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151,
PO Box 245 Northmead NSW 2152

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