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Document ID (ISN)101826
CIS number 03-847
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0967-7
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSG 140
Health and Safety Executive
Title The safe use and handling of flammable liquids
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. viii, 66p. Illus. 81 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract This booklet provides information on the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and describes practical measures to protect workers. It is aimed at persons directly responsible for the safe use and handling of flammable liquids in all general work activities and in small-scale chemical processing, as well as at safety specialists and industry associations. Contents: scope; hazards; precautions; sources of ignition; ventilation; health precautions; maintenance; housekeeping; disposal of flammable liquids; information and training; general fire precautions; emergency procedures. Appendices include: legal requirements; fire-resisting structures; hazardous area classification.
Descriptors (primary) flammable liquids; chemical industry; plant safety organization; fire hazards; explosion hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) information dissemination; small enterprises; hazardous locations; legal aspects; maintenance; safety guides; housekeeping; fire resisting structures; glossary; safety training in industry; emergency organization
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Chemical industry