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Hazardous Storage Cabinets - Make sure you take the right steps for a safe workplace

Posted on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:06AM by

Storage of dangerous or hazardous materials in the correct cabinet is vital for safe workplace - Get the correct Hazardous Cabinet for your storage

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, you must ensure chemicals and dangerous substances are stored and handled in a way that minimises the risks posed by those substances and which limits people's exposure to them. There are some great guidelines here to help you make a start. Make sure you have the correct Hazardous Cabinets

You need to assess the risks of storing and handling dangerous substances - including the possibility of environmental damage caused by leaks and spills.

You should then implement any precautions needed to control risks, including:

  1. storing chemicals according to the manufacturer's instructions on the safety data sheet

  2. keeping the minimum quantity of hazardous substances necessary

  3. storing incompatible substances separately

  4. taking steps to prevent release or leakage of dangerous substances

  5. keeping a spill kit near to storage areas, and ensuring staff are trained in what to do in the event of a spill

  6. cleaning up any leaks or spills that occur

  7. using appropriate precautions when handling substances - for example, wearing protective clothing or ensuring adequate ventilation

  8. ensuring employees who store and handle dangerous substances are properly trained

  9. checking containers used for short-term storage are properly labelled

If you store chemicals or dangerous substances that could create a fire or explosion, you must also comply with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

We have a full range of Hazardous Cabinets to help you get it right, including......

Flammable Liquid Cabinets

Flammable Liquid/Hazardous Storage cabinets/cupboards are manufactured to satisfy The Highly Flammable and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Regulation 1972, where appropriate and The Health and Safety Executive Guide HSG51. 


Each hazardous cabinet/cupboard is supplied with Smoke/Fire alarm fitted internally 

Heavy gauge construction using high quality mild steel that gives extra strength and rigidity to help withstand industrial type environments. These robust cabinets benefit from welded seams to increase stability and to reduce the risk of leakages. The hazardous cupboards have been designed to incorporate a 75mm leak proof base sump for extra prevention against leakages and possible contamination of the cabinets exterior. All units are supplied with a removable internal sump. Doors are reinforced with steel door stiffeners to prevent buckling under extreme conditions. 

Doors incorporate welded semi concealed five knuckle hinges which are rivetted to the cabinets frame with steel rivets. 

Adjustable drip trays are leak proof to help direct spillages into the removable sump. Cabinets are pre treated and epoxy polyester powder coated to give a durable paint finish in safety yellow. Labelling complies with current guidelines. These products are not fire proof. 

Toxic Cabinets

COSSH regulations demand the safe storage of toxic items. Our toxic cabinets will allow Toxic materials to be clearly identified, handled and stored correctly. 


High visibility 270 degree labelling complying to BS5499-1. 

Ppe Cabinets

Personal Protection Equipment is mandatory in many working environments (PPE at Work Regulations 1992 Part 5). Controlling and storing your safety equipment will be more effective in a specially designed Personal Protection Equipment Cabinet. 


High visibility 270 degree labelling complying to BS5499-1 on all cabinets. 

Acid-alkaline Cabinets

Our Acid-Alkaline Cabinets allow the storage of caustic materials which need to be controlled. Our Acid-Alkaline Cabinets will allow the safe storage of acids and alkalis in a range of highly visible cabinets. 

High visibility 270 degree labelling complying to BS5499-1. 

Medical Cabinets

Under the Health and Safety Regulations 1981, workplaces must have first aid provision. To satisfy a wide range of first aid equipment we have designed an attractive and highly visible range of Medical Cabinets for your environment. 


High visibility 270 degree labelling complying to BS5499-1 is on all our Medical Cabinets. 

General Cabinets

To satisfy your own paricular hazard or warning we have designed a range of special cabinets which meet high standards of storage safety. Labelling is supplied for you to personalise your particular hazard. 

Designed to comply with COSHH regulations. 

Whatever your needs, we will be able to help you with your hazardous storage solutions.

Give us a call and we can help. Thanks from the Premier Limited Storage Solution Team

Premier Storage Products Limited
Premier House 
Roundhouse Barn 
  PL30 5AW 
TEL: 0845 505 1111
FAX: 0845 505 1111