The new Bottle Swap plant at Hunua Road in Papakura was built to fulfil the market need and demand for OnGas bottles around the country. It’s been operating since August 2017 and was officially opened early February 2018. The project took 5 years to deliver and is capable of processing around 65% of the total NZ market for 9kg swap bottle (typically used for BBQs).
About the Plant
As the first upper-tier major hazard facility built under the rigorous Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016, the Papakura Bottle Swap Plant is proof that with the right thinking, you can flip an inherently unsafe work environment into one which workers are proud to operate.
The plant is a model of careful design where health, safety, environment and wellbeing issues have been improved across the board, and centralised for maximum control. Far from laying out a set of mitigations to specific risks, the new OnGas plant has designed out those risks as far as possible and in doing so, has demonstrated a new paradigm in how major hazard facilities should be conceived.