The correct storage of chemicals and solvents in workplaces, such as laboratories and workrooms, is paramount to hazardous area safety. Otherwise known as COSHH products, these solvents and chemicals require adherence to COSHH Regulations and need to meet the requirements for safe chemical storage.
Here at SR Electrical Services LTD, our friendly team of experts are able to guide and support your workplace to finding the perfect solvent and chemical storage solution for your exact requirements, to help enhance the safety and compliance of your business and business processes.
There are various requirements for storing chemicals and solvents, such as ensuring incompatible chemicals are stored separately to prevent mixing if a spillage occurs, and always storing corrosives on spill trays. Some examples of chemicals which SHOULD NOT be mixed have been listed below:
• Chlorine CANNOT be mixed with ammonia, acetylene, benzene, butadiene, hydrogen, any petroleum gases, sodium carbide, or turpentine
• Acetone CANNOT be mixed with bromine, chlorine, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, or hydrogen peroxide
• Iodine CANNOT be mixed with acetylene, ammonia, or hydrogen
If you are unsure as to how safe your solvent and chemical storage solution currently is, or whether it meets the latest COSHH regulations, our team can conduct COSHH risk assessments to identify potential hazards within your workplace, and provide a plan on how to best eliminate and reduce risks. We are able to provide your workplace with quality advice when it comes to how to best store flammable liquids and cylinders, and how to best ventilate and secure COSHH storage areas.
Are you interested in what more we can offer to best cater for your workplace and processes? Get in touch with us today by calling us on 01562 750804, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also complete the simple contact form here, and one of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
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