Hazardous substance cabinets and COSHH cabinets specifically designed for the safe containment and storage of chemicals and substances deemed a hazard to your health. Reinforced and lockable, they prevent unauthorised personnel from gaining access to the dangerous materials stored inside. These storage cabinets are essential for anyone that may use any product that is considered flammable, corrosive, poisonous, toxic, harmful or an irritant. Not only will they keep you, your employees and customers safe, they will also ensure you stay within the health and safety regulation guidelines.What is CoSHH and what does it stand for?CoSHH stands for ‘ Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’. It is a health and safety legislation regulated by the government. It is a binding law that all employers must take all necessary steps to minimise the risk of harm from chemicals that they store for use in the workplace.Cabinet constructionHazardous substance cabinets and COSHH cabinets are made from strong metal and will feature one or two lockable doors. The doors must also display the appropriate labelling which helps to easily identify what hazardous substances are in the cabinet. Inside, there will be a few spill-retaining shelves some may even be adjustable for extra flexibility. Hazardous substance cabinets will be liquid-tight and have leak-proof bases and sump trays for added protection.Do CoSHH cupboards have to be yellow?Not necessarily, hazardous cupboards can be yellow, red, green or steel grey, but as a rule of thumb:Yellow cabinets – Generally used for storing inflammable chemicals.Red cabinets – Used for storing poisons, pesticides or other deadly materials.Steel grey cabinets – Used for storing acids and alkalis.Green cabinets – Used for solvents, paints and production fluids.
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