While it’s easy to forget that corrosives and dangerous chemicals are present onsite, those who work with them every day rarely forget about them. They are constantly worried about keeping themselves and co-workers safe, which is why they use safety cabinets to store these goods until they’re needed.
It isn’t suitable to leave these products out all the time because they can mix with the air and cause issues. Along with such, if they are spilled, it can create health issues for others in the workplace.
When focused on safety cabinets, the ultimate goal is to choose the right one based on your needs. If most of your products are flammable, you should use a flammable cabinet. For corrosives, you can choose either a metal or polyethylene cabinet to store them. Make sure that whichever one you choose is fire tested to exceed Australian Standards 1940-2004 or AS 3780-2008.
The goal is to make it easy for people to use the cabinet, ensuring that they do use it every time. You may choose to keep them locked so that unauthorised employees can’t gain access. However, the cabinet doors should close by themselves and latch so that employees don’t have to stop what they’re doing to close them.
At EcoSpill, they realise that many industries work with dangerous chemicals and corrosives. You need to have quick access to them, but you never want to risk the safety of your employees. Their cabinets have a variety of features, such as electrostatic powder-coat finishes, dual vents, leakproof containment sumps, and more. They’re all designed to be used inside the facility and shouldn’t be stored outside in the elements. Safety cabinets keep corrosives safe, but they also help you stay organised, as everything is in its place and has a safe place to go.