Poisons must be stored, supplied and transported in containers that comply with Part 2 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) (external site).
A feature of containers for poisons is the presence of tactile identification. For Schedule 6 poisons this comprises the word “poison”and ribs on the side of the container or the word “poison” embossed on the
shoulder of the container.
The SUSMP includes a list of Schedule 5 and Schedule 6 poisons that require child resistant closures and detailed information about the packaging of particular poisons, such as naphthalene (moth balls).
Poison containers must be readily distinguishable from containers used for food and drink.
Registered pesticides will be supplied in packaging approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.