Code of Practice Handling and Storage of Dangerous Goods
When it comes to handling and storage of dangerous goods, there are certain code of practices that must be followed by each and every organization to ensure the health and safety aspects of the employees.
Identification of Hazards:
When it comes to hazard identification with regard to dangerous goods, it is necessary for the ‘occupier’ to give due consideration to the following:
Reaction Problem: The physical and chemical reaction between various articles, substances and the dangerous goods that could lead to a hazard if they get in contact with each other.
Check on Properties: The physical and chemical properties of dangerous goods such as viscosity, physical state, chemical energy, vapour pressure, solubility, particle size, reactivity, electrical conductivity, combustion products and concentration.
Prohibition on Substance Entry: Any systems of work, activities, structures, articles or substances that are not used for handling or storing dangerous goods within the premises, plant ( inclusive of the materials that are used in the plant), having the potential to interact with various dangerous goods within the premises that could lead to a hazard.
Transfer Care: Any manufacturing, transport and transfer processes that involves the dangerous goods inclusive of the pressures and temperatures to which these goods are subjected, mixing, physical processes such as separation, changes of state and absorption as well as processes that involve chemical reaction.
Storage and Handling: The structures, systems of activities work, plant (inclusive of the material characteristics that are used in the plant) utilized for handling and storing the dangerous goods that could lead to a hazard.
Identifying Incidents: Those characteristics and types of incidents that are associated with dangerous goods which includes incidents that affect the structures or plant used for storage and handling dangerous goods within the premises.
Gathering Information: Any such information related to the dangerous goods’ hazardous properties such as material safety sheets for dangerous goods.
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Handling Bulk Dangerous Goods
It is the responsibility of the occupier to ensure that the container for bulk dangerous goods or any associated attachments or pipework to the container, is secured to a stable foundation to avoid the damage that is caused from relative movement between the associated attachment sand pipework and the container itself.
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