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Storage of Flammable Liquids - Guidance Available

Learn how to manage the risks of flammable liquids in your workplace.

Safe Work Australia has published a new guide on the storage of flammable liquids.

The guide is for small to medium sized businesses and describes the risks of flammable liquids and explains, step by step, how to manage those risks.

This includes working out how flammable the chemicals you store are, which other chemicals they’re safe to be around, how to make sure there is proper ventilation, and ensuring you have the correct fire-fighting equipment.

The guide also includes an example of a business that uses and stores flammable liquids, and provides advice about workplace placarding for businesses storing large quantities of flammable liquids.

The guide was developed in consultation with representatives from work health and safety regulators, unions and industry groups.

Read and download the Storage of flammable liquids guide.

Safe Work Australia has also published a new case study for businesses using and storing flammable hand sanitisers in response to COVID-19.

The case study discusses some simple steps that need to be taken when storing or rebottling hand sanitiser, such as making sure you have the chemicals safety data sheet and making sure you store it in a safe place.

Read the Storing and rebottling hand sanitiser case study.

To find out more about complying with work health and safety requirements, contact your WHS regulator.

Royal Life Saving Society Australia advises signing up to Guideline for Safe Pool Operation (GSPO) and pairing the knowledge of Safe Work Australia with the GSPO, particularly the section of Safety Equipment. For further details on how to sign up for a subscription please click here.

Credit to Safe Work Australia

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