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What Does CoSHH Mean?

The UK Government website states that "COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health and includes nanomaterials."

There are several steps that an employer can take that ensure they are full CoSHH compliant. The oragnisation should;

  1. Identify any materials that are potentially hazardous to health.
  2. Create risk assessments to decide how harm to health can be prevented.
  3. Provide equipment and measures that actively reduce harm to health.
  4. Ensure and enforce the use of these measures.
  5. Keep all of the equipment and measures in good working order.
  6. Provide ample training and instruction for all employees & others.
  7. Monitor the health of their employees, if appropriate.
  8. Plan for emergencies.

Some businesses actively manufacture or produce harmful nanosubstances as part of their core business processes. However, for most businesses and organisations CoSHH regulations will apply to the seemingly benign substances they keep on the premises.

CoSHH Cabinets make up a key part of an organisations strategy to control hazardous substances. They help to isolate the substances in an area where people are aware there is a potential risk to their health. 

This provides a visual and physical cue to the operator for them to refer to the risk assessment.

For futher information on CoSHH regualtions, you can visit the Government HSE webiste below.

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What is DSEAR Compliance?

DSEAR stands for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (2002) which form the primary legislation that apply to the control of any substance that could cause a fire or explosion. The legislation applies to any workplace or commercial premises where such substances are present, used or produced.

Our CoSHH Cabinets can assist with DSEAR compliance by collecting and containing dangerous substances, controlling the quantities of dangerours substances stored in an area and eliminating the risk of incompatible substances coming into contact with each other.

GHS and CLP Labelling Systems Explained

GHS and CLP regulations were formed to provide legislation to organisations to ensure hazardous substances and materials are labelled correctly.

Prior to the Global Summit held in Johannesburg in 2002, there was inconsistency around the world on how hazardous materials were identified and what materials were considered to be hazardous. Therefore the UN created the Globally Harmonised System for the identification and labelling of hazardous materials.

The GHS regulations were only developed as an international agreement and do not form a legal treaty, therefore countires or trading blocs have adopted the guidelines to create their own legal legislation.

The EU and the UK adopted the GHS guidelines by creating the CLP Regulation. The CLP Regulation came into force in the UK on 20th January 2010. The regulations show exact prictograms that should be used for different materials depending on the effects that they have to either people or the environment. 

These labels replaced CHIP regulations in 2015 and must be adhered to strictly. All of our Hazardous Cabinets are supplied with the full range of CLP labels meaning you can enforce and ensure compliance on site.

A full list of labels and their corresponding pictograms can be found on the governments HSE website here

Our Coshh Cabinets - Health and Safety regulated

Yes, they are. Each cabinet requires vigorous testing. This allows for its application in all industries. Look at some of those tests below:

  1. Fire Guard Tested & Certified to EN 13501-1.
  2. Reaction to Fire Classification A2-s2, d0 EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009
  3. Hazardous Labels complies with GHS, CLP, IMDG/IMO, AND & ICAO/IATA requirements.
  4. Germ Guard Active Technology Powder Coating, protecting against MRSA and E-Coli.
  5. GHS and CLP compliant 'Flammable' label provided (fitted by user).
  6. Hazardous Storage Cabinets

    We have a fantastic variety here at Cupboards Direct. Both for you and your business. You may need wall mounted hazardous storage or a floor mounted Coshh cabinet. It could be important that you own a mobile flammable cupboard too. You will need to carefully plan on where these storage units will go. Although they are secure cabinets, easy access when needed is important. Their purpose is to secure hazardous substances. This is to isolate unwanted fumes and prevent health risks. Ensuring your workplace is a safe and secure environment.

    Our Coshh Cupboards Range

    If you work with harmful substances, you must ensure that you own a Coshh cupboard. Doing so could prevent health issues for you, your staff and colleagues. We have a fantastic range to choose from. Our Cabinets comply with all Coshh regulations. They provide fantastic versatility too. They are designed for you to store away those hazardous materials. It's inevitable that spillages inside these units will occur, especially for mobile units. So, they are fitted with adjustable spill-retaining galvanised shelves. This is for excellent spill management. Explore the entire range of Coshh cabinets now. The dark grey powder coat includes Germ Guard Active Technology.

    Flammable Storage Cabinets

    The perfect range for flammable liquids storage. All of which come in the colour red. This indicates what the purpose of the unit is. It handles spillages effectively through its leak proof integral sump. This indicates to your staff or customers that the regulations are in motion. There are multiple sizes to choose from. This is a vibrant range that will ease your concerns about flammable hazardous substances in the workplace.

    Acid and Alkali Storage Cupboards

    An excellent option for storing Acids and Alkalis. But also, for storing hydrochloric acids and sulphuric acids. Not to mention citric acids and ethanoic acids amongst many others. An alkali is a soluble substance with a pH higher than 7. An acidic substance will have a pH lower than 7. Always double check the details of these substances. Keep products secure with a heavy-duty seven lever safe door lock with a fantastic anti-pick lock mechanism.

    Why Choose our Hazardous Storage Cabinets?

    Our aim is to present you with as many safe storage solutions as possible. For every industry and working environment. Also, for all different kinds of substances. There are even more Coshh cabinets to explore. So, we are confident you will find what you are looking for. Every product includes a detailed listing above. This includes measurements, certifications, and purposes. Explore this category now and create the safest working environment for yourself and your employees.

    Other Hazardous Substance Cabinets

    Our hazardous cupboards are amongst the most popular solutions for storing harmful substances. Yet, we don't stop there. There are many other options for you to consider. We can provide you with stands for all your smaller secure storage. As well as our low-level chests such as our Flambank range. We also have outdoor storage solutions like our KDC Portable storage unit. All of which are excellent options for your dangerous substances and hazardous chemicals.

    Contacts Us

    If there is any more information you would like about any of our products here at Cupboards Direct, please get in touch. Contact our Sales team on 01384 887 084.