Nomen est omen: safety containers and transport containers ensure that hazardous liquids and hazardous goods can be safely and securely transported on public and in-house traffic routes and that flammable and corrosive liquids, as well as acids and alkaline solutions, can be stored, dosed and disposed of safely.
Safety and transport containers: The ideal solution to maintain safety at work
From easily flammable liquids to aggressive cleaning agents: Hazardous substances are an important issue at every company that has a laboratory, production line or workshop. Legislators have passed numerous regulations covering this area in order to ensure environmental protection and occupational safety is maintained, and which also ensure a smooth flow of operations. These regulations provide a compass that you can use to find suitable safety and transport containers at kaiserkraft. We're providing you with an overview of the most important aspects to observe when making your selection.
What does the legislation say about the use of safety and transport containers?
When it comes to hazardous goods handling, there is a whole canon of guidelines and laws to observe and which must be implemented according to the type of operations and the volume of substances in your company, and which define the safety products that are required to do so.
Among others,Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH),
Storage of flammable liquids in containers (HSG51)
and the reccomendations from HSE are of key importance.
COSHH, for example, deals with the handling and storage of substances which are hazardous to health. The easiest way to avoid exposure to hazardous substances is to use safer alternatives. In most industries a safer alternative is not available; our customers need to reduce the exposure time. This is achieved through safer storage and segregation
The basic tenor of all the guidelines is clear: Every hazardous substance that could adversely affect the environment, safety or occupational health and safety in any way must be stored in appropriate safety containers. This applies for each link in the logistics chain – from goods receipt to storage and dispensing, and continues through to disposal.
There are specific containers, storage facilities and additional safety provisions for each of these steps. The most important regulations, however, all specify similar requirements:
- The material that a container is made of must always suit the hazard presented by the content. Furthermore, resistance to a media must be guaranteed in all cases.
- There is a labelling obligation for which the company itself is responsible for compliance.
- The respective container size should factor in a specific limitation on quantity.
- Hazardous goods handling is subject to regular checks and an uninterrupted duty of documentation.
How do I select safety and transport containers?
The safety and transport containers available from kaiserkraft are custom made for both specific liquids and hazardous substances, as well as for specific areas of use. This is why you should direct your primary focus on these two aspects when making a selection.
When selecting the material, we recommend taking a look at our Safety container compatibility list. This provides an overview. The purpose of use is the second most important aspect: A safety disposal can have a different structure and provides different properties than a cleaning and immersion tank for cleaning small parts.
Once these aspects have been clarified, then you should turn your attention to the product itself. The most important property is the required content. You should carefully consider how much content is actually needed at each workplace and for each work assignment when using a dispensing container, for example. Don't calculate too generously, as the limitations on volume are a key aspect of minimising hazards.
Once this has been decided, is it always a good idea to take a look at the range of labels and stickers to ensure the products comply with the labelling obligation – as far as the safety and transport containers do not already feature them.
Safety and transport containers at kaiserkraft
Every single product used for hazardous goods handling and available from kaiserkraft satisfies the strictest safety requirements. More detailed information about this can be found on the respective product page. Alternatively, feel free to contact us.
Depending on the purpose of use and the content, the containers offer important features such as flame traps, dispensing devices, carrying options or pressure relief valves, all of which protect your employees and make their work easier.
Our product range is accompanied by well-thought-out accessories that increase the safety of these products even further. Take a look, for example, in our range of pumps specifically for hazardous substances. Furthermore, we also offer funnels, drum sumps and accessories for drum handling. Or simply ask us how you can organise your hazardous substances management to make it even safer.
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