Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (ODD & SGG) Guide

The Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (ODD & SGG) Good Practice Guide is applicable to all fire suppression system practitioners and companies who handle or trade in extinguishing agents described in Schedule One of the Ozone Protection & Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989. 

The objective of this Good Practice Guide is to provide guidance to fire protection industry practitioners in the handling, storage and disposal of scheduled ODS and SGG used in the fire industry, to reduce emissions into the environment and to ensure compliance with the legislation.

This Good Practice Guide covers many aspects associated with the correct handling and management of ODS and SGG extinguishing agents to ensure compliance with the Act but it is not exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other relevant information.

The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board endorses the use of this Good Practice Guide by all those who manufacture, sell, install, commission, service and decommission fire protection equipment and systems that use scheduled ODS and SGG extinguishing agents.

The overriding objective of this Good Practice Guide is to prevent the unnecessary discharge of any scheduled ODS and SGG extinguishing agent.

The Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic Greenhouse Gases (ODD & SGG) Good Practice Guide was developed by the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board. Click here to download a copy of the Good Practice Guide.