What this means to the University.
From the 1st July 2018 the Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011 have increased the number of chemicals (https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-and-events/licences-and-permits/chemical-diversion) requiring End User Statement signing. These chemicals have been identified by SAPOL as being involved in the manufacture of illicit drugs.
Those researchers who order/purchase these chemicals will be required to complete an End User Statement and to provide it to the Vendor supplying the chemical. This is the responsibility of the end user not the purchasing staff. Purchasing staff are not the end user and do not need to complete an End User Statement.
Those areas with centralised chemical stores are advised not to stock/store within their stores any items requiring End User Statements wherever possible.
It is also worth noting that some laboratory equipment is likely to require End User Statements in the near future.
If you have any questions regarding this legislative change please contact your local HSW contact.