Hazardous Substance Cabinets
Hazard substance cabinets are a requirement of ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations’(CoSHH). This is to correctly store hazardous substances. Hazardous substance cabinets are sometimes known as Hazardous substance storage and are reinforced steel constructed and lockable, which make sit possible to prevent unauthorised personnel from gaining access to the dangerous materials stored inside. Hazard substance cabinets are essential for anyone that may use any product that is considered flammable, corrosive, poisonous, toxic, harmful or an irritant.
The main purpose of using a hazardous substance cabinet is to provide a physical barrier. This is to delay the involvement of stored hazardous substances in the event of a fire. The cabinet should serve to limit passage of hot gasses and flame. The main objective for storing hazardous substances in a hazardous substance cabinet is to give time to safely escape. For example, from a building in the event of an incident. Ultimately so emergency action plans can be implemented.
Hazardous Substance cupboards can be yellow, red, green or steel grey, but as a rule of thumb: Yellow cabinets - Generally used for storing inflammable chemicals. Red cabinets - Used for storing poisons, pesticides or other deadly materials. Steel grey cabinets - Used for storing acids and alkalis. Green cabinets - Used for solvents, paints and production fluids.