If you ever need the services of a third-party logistics provider for the warehousing of chemicals, you should choose a firm like Denios Engineering that is certified and whose facilities use state of the art equipment for hazardous substance storage. Below are some guidelines that are recommended by Denios Engineering to be used in all of their Hazmat storage units.
All chemicals received into stock should be dated upon receipt.
The stock from the previous delivery has to be used first before embarking on the stock that has just arrived.
The amount of stock in the Denios chemical storage unit should be checked and verified every year.
Chemicals should not be warehoused with anything else inside the Denios chemical storage unit.
Chemicals should not be stored in fume hoods or work areas.
The cabinets or storage areas have to be labeled to know where each chemical has to be placed depending on the toxicity level.
It is a requirement to label all of the chemical products and tag them before storage. The label should capture information such as, specific contents, date of reception, and most importantly the expiry date.
Flammable chemicals should not be put in standard home use refrigerators.
It is not advisable to keep or even store these hazardous materials on the floor of the Denios chemical storage unit.
Chemicals inside the Denios storage unit should not be stored above eye level. This is to allow easy visibility in case there is corrosion of the chemical containers or even if the chemicals have expired without necessarily having to place them on the floor to do this.
One of the advantages of using Denios chemical storage unit is that the shelves have a lip that encloses the chemicals all around preventing them from falling.
The other benefit is that they have metal shelving that holds the flammable chemical products to reduce fire dangers.
Storing chemicals below or above the sink should be avoided at all costs. Some chemicals usually become flammable once in contact with water.
Chemical storage areas must be located away from areas that have a huge traffic of people or activities.
The chemical cabinets together with the entire Denios Chemical storage unit should always be under lock and key if it is not in use.
All chemicals should be stored in a cool and dry place as a general rule of thumb.
All chemical bottles and containers must be tightly sealed. This is an essential housekeeping practice alongside ensuring all chemicals are placed in the right container.
All emergency telephone numbers should be posted where everybody can see in case an accident occurs.
The storage unit must have a smoke detector as well as a fire extinguisher in the location it is situated.
All of the personnel handling the storage unit should be well-trained in the effective safe use and handling of these hazardous materials.