CoSHH Regulations on Hazardous Storage

By | September 10, 2013

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

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.  Most businesses use substances or products, 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. Employees’ exposure to hazardous substances can be prevented or reduced by taking the following simple steps. Firstly, identifying the health hazards and providing suitable control measures. Then, maintaining these control measures and providing information and training for employees or people at risk.

For more in-depth information on CoSHH regulations and how to manage hazardous substances consult the HSE guide ‘Working with Substances Hazardous to Health: A Brief Guide to CoSHH’.

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

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

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

The CoSHH range consists of cupboards ideal for all working 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 grantedHazardous Storage
  • 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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