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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Safety precautions for the storage of flammable liquids in the workplace

Flammable liquids are volatile substances that give off flammable vapours that will ignite in the presence of an ignition source. Due to their volatile nature and low flash point, flammable liquids pose many risks upon the people, property and environment of the workplace. Workplace incidents result...
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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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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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Is petrol flammable?

Petrol, which is also known as gasoline in the United States, is a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from the fractional distillation of crude oil. The hydrocarbon molecules that make up petrol are quite small having between 4-12 carbon atoms per molecule. Petrol has a relatively low flashpoint of -4...
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Is diesel a dangerous good?

Throughout Australia, there has been some confusion as to whether diesel fuel is classified as a dangerous good, or a non-dangerous substance. The correct answer to this question is very critical as the requirements for the storage, handling and transport of the substance vastly differs depending on...
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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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