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Document ID (ISN)109957
CIS number 09-898
ISBN(s) 978-0-7176-6237-1
Year 2009
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet HSG71
Health and Safety Executive
Title Chemical warehousing - The storage of packaged dangerous substances
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 4th ed., June 2009. iv, 56p. Illus. 109 ref. Price: GBP 9.50. Downloadable version free of charge
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This guide describes control measures aimed at eliminating or reducing risks to persons from the storage of packaged dangerous goods. It applies to transit or distribution warehouses, open-air storage compounds and facilities associated chemical products. It is aimed at all persons holding responsibility for the storage of dangerous substances, regardless of the size of storage facility. Contents: introduction; legal requirements; hazard identification and risk assessment; elimination or reduction of risks; hazardous area classification; emergency arrangements; information, instruction and training; audit and review. It consists of a revised edition of the booklet analysed under CIS 04-171, with references to current legislation.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; warehousing; fire protection; explosion protection
Descriptors (secondary) segregation; safety guides; safe layout; explosive substances; flammable substances; sources of ignition; caustic substances; toxic substances; storage; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; explosion prevention; containment of spills; fire prevention; plant and process modifications; legislation; classification; glossary; permits-to-work; information of personnel; fire fighting
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fires
Storage and warehousing