CoSHH compliant chemical storage cabinets
Like any other hazardous material storage, chemical cabinets are regulated by CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002). You have a legal obligation to adhere to the legislation if you store chemicals on your premises.
The chemical cabinets supplied by Work Area Ltd are designed specifically for the safe storage of chemicals and comply fully with the CoSHH regulations. You can browse the range of chemical cabinets here, or contact Neil Hancox if you need any help or advice.
Storage cabinets for chemicals
If you have chemicals marked as flammable, they must be stored in fireproof cabinets. These should be made of steel and have a fire-resistance rating of at least 30 minutes.
Chemical storage cabinets should have welded seams to prevent fire seeping through gaps
Similarly, doors must fit tightly to frames, and hinges must have a high melting point.
Chemical cabinet security
Your chemical storage cabinets need secure locks. Like acid storage cabinets, they should be firmly attached to walls or floors to prevent accidental damage or even vandalism.
Work Area’s chemical storage cabinets include secure locking mechanisms and are provided with pre-printed warning labels for your convenience.
CoSHH cabinets specifications
- Manufactured in 20 gauge mild steel with welded seams
- Fitted with reinforced non-combustible doors, with high melting point hinges
- Lockable “L” handle with 2 point locking system (2 keys supplied)
- Adjustable shelves act as a spillage tray for minor spills (adjustable in 25mm increments)
- Non-removable internal spillage sump
- CoSHH chemical cabinets are finished in grey epoxy polyester powder coating
- Four pre-printed warning labels supplied
Dealing with chemical spills
Work Area’s chemical cabinets have sumps to deal with any spills. The shelves in the chemical cabinets are designed to contain minor spills and prevent drips falling on to containers below.
Remember, corrosive substances can melt plastic and other materials, so chemicals must always be stored in a secure, dedicated lockable cabinet.
Speak to the Work Area team today. You can phone on 01295 982 008 or if you prefer,
send your chemical storage cabinet enquiries by email.