In order to ensure that your warehouse or work area is safe for your employees it is important that the storage of your dangerous goods is done correctly.
Incorrect handling of dangerous goods can lead to exposure to dangerous chemicals. This can either cause an immediate or long-term injury or sickness to workers. Bear in mind there are a number of chemicals that present both health and physical hazards. These include:
So, with the hazards in mind make sure to follow our checklist to ensure that the storage of your dangerous goods is safe.
Get rid of unnecessary chemicals; safely dispose of any expired and unwanted chemicals within your warehouse.
Update your dangerous goods register; hazardous chemicals used or kept in your warehouse or on your property need to be recorded. This is in addition to their current SDS.
Remove items from the area; this includes food, drinks and as well as personal belongings
Fire equipment; ensure all fire-fighting equipment is still usable. Also, that has been tested and all staff are trained in its usage.
Look after the storage area; ensure to keep the area clean and tidy.
Correct storage; ensure to keep separate the incompatible chemicals. It is best to use signage to designate areas for chemical types. Above all – do not to store liquids above solids.
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