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Choosing the Right Chemical Storage Option for Your Workplace | Ecospill

Understanding the chemicals your workplace deals with requires knowing their storage risks. Equipped with this information, you can be proactive in ensuring the safe storage of hazardous substances.

Ecospill provides a large range of environmental safety equipment to national industry. If you need chemical safety cabinets for your workplace, read on to find out how to choose the right ones.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING CHEMICAL STORAGE OPTIONS

Different chemicals need different storage methods. So, before deciding on a storage option, you need to assess the substance that needs storing. Here are a few of the things you should consider: 

Hazard Class 

Identifying the hazard class a substance falls into is a great starting place. There are 9 hazard classes which are as follows: 

  • Explosives
  • Gases
  • Flammable and combustible liquids
  • Flammable solids
  • Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
  • Toxic substances and infectious substances
  • Radioactive materials
  • Corrosives
  • Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials

Categorising hazardous substances correctly is key. It helps keep your workplace, your people and the environment safe.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Specifications

Safe Work Australia requires workplaces to have copies of the SDS for any chemicals they use. These should be accessible by all workers or anybody who may come in contact with them. 

The SDS is a simple way of determining the storage requirements for each hazard class. It includes details such as the chemical’s need for indoor or outdoor storage, whether it needs separation from other chemicals and how much ventilation it needs, for example.

ECOSPILL CHEMICAL STORAGE OPTIONS

We provide a range of safety cabinets for workplaces in Australia, from coast to coast. We can help you protect your staff and the environment, whilst maintaining an organised workplace. 

All Ecospill safety cabinets are fire tested, complying with and exceeding Australian standards. 

Corrosive Storage Cabinets

Our corrosive storage cabinets allow you to safely contain flammable corrosives. For all class 8 corrosive substances, they can offer secure, onsite storage. We supply 3 types of corrosive storage cabinets.

Full Polyethylene

These safety cabinets provide ultimate corrosive protection, thanks to their 100% polyethylene construction. They offer maximum resistance against rust and corrosion and effectively separate reactive corrosives. These types of corrosive safety cabinets are for indoor use only. 

Polyethylene Lined

Popular amongst our customers is our polyethylene lined corrosive storage cabinets. They’re the perfect hybrid, providing the affordability of metal cabinets and the corrosive protection of full polyethylene lining. These types of corrosive safety cabinets are for indoor use only. 

Metal

Our steel corrosive cabinets have all the benefits of our flammable cabinets. But they come enhanced with polyethylene trays and powder coating for chemical resistance. These safety cabinets are for indoor use only.

Oxidising Agent Storage Cabinets

These storage cabinets can safely store any oxidising agents in a liquid or solid form. These include chemicals such as Hypochlorite Inorganic, Hydrogen Peroxide, Perchlorates Inorganic and Potassium Nitrate. 

They have double-wall steel construction and an advanced powder coating finish in yellow. They also have self-closing doors, self-levelling feet and many other beneficial safety features. 

Gas Cylinder Storage Cabinets

We provide reliable and convenient safety storage cabinets for class 2 flammable gasses. Our gas cylinder storage cabinets are ideal for both gas cylinders and gas bottles. We stock them in a range of sizes with capacity for 2 to 12 cylinders. 

Toxic Substance Storage Cabinets

We offer a variety of storage safety cabinets for class 6 toxic substances. They have sumps to catch any accidental spills, reducing the risk of ground contamination. 

We supply a full range of toxic substance storage cabinets from 30L to 250L capacities. 

Flammable Storage Cabinets

These safety cabinets allow for the safe storage of flammable chemicals. They minimise fire risks and help keep your staff and workplace safe. They have an electrostatic powder coating finish and dual vents for ventilation. 

These storage cabinets are compliant with EPA regulations and exceed Australian Standards AS1940-2004.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL STORAGE

Chemicals pose a risk even when not in use. They can contribute to fire, hurt people and the environment and damage property. Providing safe storage for hazardous chemicals should be a high priority in the workplace. 

Effective chemical storage helps keep your people, your workplace and environment safe. It also helps with compliance with regulatory practices, helping you avoid fines.

NEED HELP?

At Ecospill, we understand that you need expert advice. Our qualified and professional consultants offer onsite visits to propose efficient, cost-effective solutions. So, you can stress less knowing your workplace and people are safe. 

Our friendly team at Ecospill are ready to help you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.