How to handle flammable liquids in the workplace
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How to handle flammable liquids in the workplace

Apr 20, 2018 Posted by Walter Ingles

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The 9 classes of dangerous goods

The Australian Dangerous Goods Code establishes all hazardous substances into 9 different dangerous goods classes according to their physical and chemical properties and the risks that they present.
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What are the risks associated with dangerous goods?

No doubt you’ve heard of the term dangerous goods before, and the same goes for hazardous substances, hazmat, hazchem, flammable liquids and corrosive substances.  You probably know that they’re all related somehow.  But what really are dangerous goods? 
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What are flammable substances?

Flammable substances are substances that will ignite and continue to burn when they are brought into contact with an ignition source. Flammable substances can exist in a solid, liquid or gaseous state. Most flammable liquids are volatile, and they give off vapours that mix with air to form a flammab...
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How to handle flammable liquids in the workplace

Flammable liquids are liquids that will give off enough vapours to ignite in the presence of an ignition source at temperatures below 60 °C. Flammable liquids present many risks upon the people, property and the environment and therefore they must be handled in a safe and compliant manner to minimis...
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Is kerosene flammable and how should it be stored?

Kerosene is a very useful liquid that is used in many industries. It is used as a solvent and lubricant in manufacturing plants, to store alkali metals in chemistry and as a jet fuel in the aviation industry. Kerosene is made up of hydrocarbons and it is obtained from the fractional distillation of ...
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How to store flammable liquids in a safe and compliant manner

Flammable liquids are volatile liquids that easily ignite in the presence of an ignition source. To protect the people, property and environment of your organisation, it is very important that you store flammable liquids in a safe and compliant manner.
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What can be stored in a flammable storage cabinet?

Not all dangerous substances and articles can be stored in a flammable liquids storage cabinet. There are 9 different classes of dangerous goods and only Class 3 Flammable Liquids can be stored in flammable storage cabinets. Some examples of Class 3 Flammable Liquids include:
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Do flammable cabinets need to be vented?

Flammable liquids are liquids that give off enough flammable vapours, at temperatures below 60 °C, to ignite in the presence of an ignition source. Flammable vapours that disperse from flammable liquids present a number of risks to the workplace. To protect the people and property of your organisati...
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Do flammable cabinets need to be self-closing?

Flammable liquids storage cabinets are cabinets that have been specially designed and constructed for the indoor storage of Class 3 Flammable Liquids. Flammable liquids are liquids that have a flashpoint below 60 °C.
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Ventilation requirements for flammable solids storage cabinets

If your organisation stores or uses any class 4 flammable solids such as carbon, sulphur, or phosphorus, it’s important to minimise risk to people, property and the environment by storing these hazardous goods in a safe and compliant manner.  Flammable solids are prone to spontaneous combustion, and...
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What is a combustible liquid?

Most organisations in the manufacturing, agriculture, mining, food & beverage, transport and vehicle maintenance and service industries would use combustible liquids on a day to day basis. Combustible liquids have many uses. Some combustible liquids such as diesel are used to fuel combustion engines...
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How to segregate different classes of dangerous goods

How to segregate the 9 different classes of dangerous goods in a way which will reduce risk to people propoerty and the environment. 

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