Are you thinking about storing dangerous goods outdoors? Before you set up your chemical store, there are a few key factors that you need to consider. The outdoor environment poses a range of risks that indoor operations simply don’t. Making sure your storage situation is compliant is vital for the health and safety of your site. In this post, we’ll detail some key issues that may arise in the outdoor environment — and suggest ways that you can reduce chemical risk through engineering controls.
To reduce the risk of ignition near your outdoor chemical stores, we strongly recommend keeping all vegetation at a minimum. Trees, bushes and long grass should be kept manicured, with any undergrowth cleaned away. Make sure that there are no overhanging trees or branches, as these may come into contact with your store in the event of strong winds.