There are a vast number of hazardous substances and products containing hazardous substances used in the workplace, varying in type, hazard, severity and the conditions under which they present a risk. The risk presented by substances is dependent on the substance itself, its hazards and the quantity stored.

This guidance simply identifies the factors which should be taken into account and the special storage conditions for specific types of substances.

Employers' Duties

  • The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 includes a general duty requiring arrangements for the storage of substances to ensure safety and the absence of risk to health.

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