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, 9 July 2020