Pesticide storage cabinets ensure that your potentially hazardous chemicals and solutions are always kept securely locked away. From keeping the chemicals safe to protecting machinery and staff, having the right storage cabinet helps manage space far more effectively. Our professional solutions ensure you have various options and sizes to store all your chemicals on-site correctly. Our pesticide dangerous goods cabinets are manufactured in Australia and carefully designed to ensure the right airflow and containment. Read on to find out more about storing pesticides.
Class 6 dangerous goods, such as toxic substances and pesticides are potentially hazardous, and should not be stored in the same containers or close to food, potable water, animal feed, medical supplies, protective clothing, seed, fertilisers, or fuels. Not only will this separation prevent contamination of these products, but it also helps to deter the movement of vapours, dust, or spills that reduce the likelihood of accidental exposure.
Never Store Near Food Or Drink Containers
Many people using common workspaces might recognise the shape and colour of pesticide containers as something less harmful. However, whether eating, drinking, or causing accidental exposure within the area, these harmful substances can wreak havoc on a home or business. Keeping them away from consumables ensures there is minimal chance of harm to people around.
Store Chemicals In Cool, Dry, And Well-Lit Areas
The storage area should prevent temperature extremes, as very high or very low temperatures can cause chemical substances to deteriorate. Proper lighting helps ensure the correct items are chosen for each task, and no mix-ups can occur. In addition, any leaks or spills can be seen and cleaned up immediately, rather than making their way onto the floor.
Store Dry Products Above Liquid Products
This will prevent the liquid chemicals from spilling or leaking onto the dry ones below and contaminating them. This is a good rule for many chemical or storage areas as it ensures that any spills can be contained correctly and cleaned, rather than falling onto other products and causing further harm or reaction.
Never Store Excess Fluids In Equipment
To avoid the problem of the excess mixture, carefully calculate and measure the amount of pesticide required for each application. After applying, if excess mixture remains in application equipment, such as sprayers and spreaders, it should be applied according to label directions to your property until none remains in the tank.
Pesticide storage cabinets are beneficial as a management and safety solution, giving you reliable, durable containers to ensure the good containment of your chemicals. These products should always be stored correctly at home or work to ensure safety on-site. Contact us today to find out more.