We’ve recently seen a spike in sales of Hazardous Storage Cabinets with what appears to be a strong focus from Worksafe around the safe storage of flammable liquids. So, we thought now was an opportune time to give you a few tips on how check whether your Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinet is up to spec.
5 Things to Check on your Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinet:
1 | SIGNAGE
The following marks must be present on your Hazardous Storage Cabinet:
- Name and Address of manufacturer or importer.
- A Max Capacity sticker indicating the maximum amount of flammable liquids to be store in the cabinet.
- A Class 3 dangerous goods labels at least 250mm long.
- A sign bearing the sign “NO SMOKING, NO IGNITION SOURCES WITHIN 3m”
2 | MEETS AS1940
This is the standard that sets out how indoor storage cabinets must be constructed. Check that your cabinet as it complies with AS1940. All ph7 International Cabinets have a sticker on the inside of the door that explains the main requirements of the standard.
3 | DOORS
All doors must be self closing and self latching. If your cabinet has two doors then they should have a sequential closing system that ensure the doors close and latch regardless of which door you let go of first.
4 | SUMP
Check your sump in the cabinet is 150mm deep and that nothing can be stored in the sump.
5 | CONSTRUCTION
Check all doors, walls and roof are constructed of double walled steel with a 40mm gap.