The essential advantage of a safety cabinet is the safe and legally compliant possibility of storing hazardous substances in work spaces - therefore fulfilling basic requirements in accordance with the applicable statutory regulations. But did you know that a safety cabinet not only minimises many risk situations in daily routines but can also save you time and money?
Discover here how to save time & money with a safety cabinet...
If hazardous substances are not available at the point of use but are stored in a central warehouse how does this effect daily working hours ? Our illustrative daily schedule below shows you where many companies are wasting valuable working time - and how decentralised storage in safety cabinets can help.
The close-to-workplace storage of hazardous substances not only minimises risks in the daily routine, but also helps you to avoid unnecessary travel times and to make work processes more efficient. Depending on the size of the company, several minutes per day can be estimated for in-house transport. Even if an employee only spends 6 minutes a day, over time that equates to a lot of lost working hours:
6 minutes per day
30 minutes per day
2 hours per month
3 working days per year
As a guide, a single employee can spend up to 3 working days a year transporting hazardous substances from A to B. Time-consuming transport can be significantly reduced with the use of a safety cabinet - the working time can be used more effectively and save you money! The initial cost of the safety cabinet has then quickly paid for itself.
Saving transport at the expense of safety can also be expensive! If hazardous substances are stored improperly and damage occurs
Your insurance claim expires
The partners are personally liable for any damage to property or personal injury
This can lead to incalculable production losses
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Maintenance of fire-resistant cabinets for hazardous substances
For the storage of flammable liquids in workrooms, a fire protection cabinet is required that meets the strict requirements of EN 14470-1. To ensure that your hazardous substances cabinet complies with these requirements in the long term, regular maintenance including a fire protection usability test is required.
Fire-rated cabinets for ATEX zones - What do I need to know
Within DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is defined as a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. You need to carry out a risk assessment to determine if your storage cabinet needs to be zoned as a hazardous area. Where there are flammable vapours present any electrical equipment that is installed needs to be ATEX rated.
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Fire-rated cabinets for chemicals explained - what you really need to know
It is important to understand what a fire-rated cabinet does, when and where to use it. This guide gives you details on what you really need to know when assessing your safe storage needs. We cover what fire-rated means; what is a fire-rated cabinet; important legislation and guidance on the safe storage of flammable substances and chemicals; what can be stored in a fire-rated cabinet and where to put your fire-rated storage.
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