As part of my nighttime job, I recently underwent refresher training as an Approved Handler for Hazardous Substances (Classes 2 to 9). I was interested to hear our trainer state that LAB Numbers were going to be abolished and containers would only have to meet a recognised standard (whether that be AS/NZS, CE or a US standard). In this case he was talking about LAB Numbers for containers approved to hold petrol and diesel.
During a break in the course, I asked him if LAB Numbers for dive cylinders were going to be treated the same and he said yes.
I would be interested to hear if anyone else has heard anything along these lines?