Hazardous goods warehouse

The hazardous goods warehouse - storage area for hazardous substances

There are substances that can pose a particular danger to both the environment and us humans - both during transportation and storage. Therefore, these hazardous substances must be stored in a special place, the hazardous goods warehouse.

Such storage facilities must meet special requirements. These differ depending on the hazardous goods class of the stored substances and goods.

Which substances are stored in a hazardous goods warehouse?

All hazardous substances must be stored in a hazardous goods warehouse. These include, for example:

  • Acids
  • Gases
  • Gasoline
  • Batteries

What must be observed in hazardous goods warehouses?

If these are stored in a hazardous goods warehouse, a few things must be observed. For example, there are certain bans on storing different hazardous goods together. In addition, each hazardous substance places different demands on the hazardous goods warehouse.

There are many things to consider when storing hazardous substances. These include:

  • Which hazardous substance is stored
  • Whether different hazardous substances may be stored together
  • What safety requirements the hazardous substance has

Are there any quantity limits for storage and transportation?

A hazardous goods warehouse cannot be of any size, but has a maximum size. If non-hazardous goods are also stored in the same storage building, there must be a spatial separation between the two. In addition, the building or site must be equipped with suitable security devices and the employees must be professionally trained.

All aspects of both the storage and transportation of hazardous substances are defined in the dangerous goods guidelines.


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