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A Guide to implementing COSHH Legislation in the workplace

A Guide to implementing COSHH Legislation in the workplace

 Every year exposure to hazardous substances at work affects the health of many thousands of people. Common examples include: lung disease (e.g. a...
HSE Guidance Note Flammable Substance Storage

HSE Guidance Note Flammable Substance Storage

HSE Guidance Note Storage of flammable liquids in process areas, workrooms, laboratories and similar working areas The Dangerous Substances and Exp...
Compatibility Chart for Hazardous Substance Storage

Compatibility Chart for Hazardous Substance Storage

The table below provides guidance on the Storage of Hazardous material. It lists the most common hazardous materials and indicates which are compat...
Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

A number of gases are kept under pressure in cylinders for a variety of applications in industry, medicine, catering and leisure. Safe storage of ...
BS EN14470-1 Fire resistance

BS EN14470-1 Fire resistance

The British Standards Institute, has formally adopted the European Standard EN 14470-1 as BS-EN 14470-1 for regulating design and performance of fi...
Guide to Storage of Firearms

Guide to Storage of Firearms

The following guidelines cover section 1 firearms and ammunition and section 2 shot guns and give general guidance on how to meet acceptable secur...
DSEAR Safety Regulations

DSEAR Safety Regulations

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) require employers to control the risks to safety from fire and explosi...
Hazardous Storage Compliance Standards and Governance

Hazardous Storage Compliance Standards and Governance

ATEX     ATEX (“Atmosphères Explosibles”) is an acronym used for the explosion protection regulation 94/9/EC that provide the framework and safet...
Bulk Storage of Highly Flammable Liquids (HFL's)

Bulk Storage of Highly Flammable Liquids (HFL's)

The maximum volume of any flammable liquid with a flashpoint below the maximum ambient temperature of the working area that may be stored in a fla...
Auto Ignition Temperature

Auto Ignition Temperature

Auto Ignition TemperatureThe Auto-Ignition Temperature - or the minimum temperature required to ignite a gas or vapor in air without a spark or fl...
Flash Points of Common Flammable Substances

Flash Points of Common Flammable Substances

Important: The flash point is NOT the temperature at which the vapour will spontaneously ignite. The vapour must be exposed to a heat source at or...