HSG71 – Chemical warehousing: The storage of packaged dangerous substances added to our Downloads Page
Date of publication: 2009
Series code: HSG71
Addressed to anyone with responsibility for storing dangerous substances, regardless of facility size. Includes control measures aimed at elimination or reduction of risks due to storage of packaged dangerous goods. With good practice advice on the design of new facilities (also, within practical limits, regarding existing sites) and especially applies to transit/distribution warehouses, open-air compounds and locations generally associated with a chemical production site or end user.
Guidance reflects current legislation, changes in modern industry practice and assumes the expanse of chemicals now stored. Legal requirements, hazard identification and risk assessment plus hazardous area classification are among subjects covered. In addition, emergency arrangements, training needs and recommended audit/review processes are detailed.