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CoSHH Regulations on Hazardous Storage

Posted on September 12th 2013 by Peter.
Updated on: August 16th 2017.

It is essential in today’s work environment to choose the correct hazardous storage.

Most businesses use products or substances, that are mixtures of substances, which are considered hazardous and could cause potential harm to employees and other people. Some substances are easily recognisable as harmful. But common substances such as paint, bleach, or dust from natural materials may also be harmful. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Employees’ exposure to hazardous substances can be prevented or reduced by taking the following simple steps. Firstly, identifying the hazards to health and providing suitable control measures. Then, maintaining these measures and providing information and training for the people at risk.

Visit ‘Working with Substances Hazardous to Health: A Brief Guide to CoSHH’ for more in-depth information on CoSHH regulations and how to manage hazardous substances.

Hazardous substances must be correctly stored and transported to ensure you conform to the CoSHH regulations . HSE guidelines state that all hazardous storage should be:

  • Able to contain a spillage or leakage
  • Constructed of non-combustible material
  • Secured against unauthorised access

Workplace Products have a large collection of CoSHH cabinets and cupboards that ensure the separate transportation & storage of hazardous substances to comply with the CoSHH regulations.

CoSHH StorageThe CoSHH range consists of cupboards ideal for all environments, such as: hazardous storage cabinets, flammable storage cabinets, Acid and Alkali cupboards and Agrochemical storage cabinets. The hazardous storage cabinets feature:

  • Handles with 2-point locking to ensure that unauthorised access is not granted
  • Adjustable spill-retaining galvanised shelves for superior spill management
  • Integral sump for handling spillages through the use of absorbents

In the hazardous storage range there are also available wall mounted cupboards, 500 mm high stands with an adjustable foot for uneven surfaces, and floor chests which have a welded integrated sump, a angled lid to discourage article placement and a hasp and staple lock.

For further information on hazardous storage and CoSHH cabinets please take a look at Workplace Products new website or contact our Sales team.

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