Using chemicals is one of the dangers that many employees face. Company owners are well-known for using training as a way to deter spills and accidents, but that isn’t enough. Most countries have regulations in place that help prevent accidents and injury to employees and the environment. One such regulation is to use corrosive storage cabinets to house any chemicals and acids that you may have to work with daily. The trouble is that some corrosives aren’t supposed to be next to each other because the fumes alone can cause combustion.
While each country has various rules, most of them are similar. Corrosive storage cabinets must meet or exceed Australian Standards AS 3780-2008. You should also ensure that they have been fire tested. Most cabinets use steel double walls that are 1.2mm thick, but you can also find 100 percent polyethylene construction, which should also meet/exceed AS3780-2008. Either way, you need to make sure that you have enough cabinets to house all the corrosives onsite. It is also essential that you realise that some corrosives cannot be stored alongside others that are different. Always make sure you read the information on the back of the container and that you follow all the rules.
At EcoSpill, they have a variety of corrosive storage cabinets, all designed to exceed Australian Standards AS3780-2008. Their steel versions have self-closing and self-latching doors and dual ventilation features. They also include electrostatic finishes to prevent static from causing sparks. The drip trays are made of polyethylene, and they also contain leak-proof containment sumps. The polyethylene version has a liquid-tight sump and polyethylene drip trays, and they’re also chemically inert, so they can’t react with any corrosives or chemicals that are put inside. With both product styles, you can find a variety of sizes to suit your needs.