- Range 16.E - Safety cabinets for pesticides
- Range R - Safety shelving (RRP, RRA404 and RRA604 models)
- Range G - Pallets and accumulation centers for spill containment
- Range 16.K - Safety cabinets for pesticides
Pesticides and flammable liquids are poisonous and can cause pollution to our environment. The National and European regulatory agencies have been set up to protect water and the environment. Hence, some fundamental rules have to be applied to protect our environment efficiently.
- Pesticides must be stored at a reasonable distance from water points, fragile crop, house lots, food (cattle, vegetables) or electrical wires.
- A storage area can either be a bungalow, container, protected room or safety cabinet. These storage areas or safety cabinets must be ventilated, natural or technical and lockable. The doors of the cabinet have to open towards the front and leak proof, i.e. equipped with a base trough or retention tank.
- The safety cabinets must be clearly labeled and marked with the stored product propriety with a normalized pictogram according to ISO 3864 and the European Guideline 92/58/EEC. The pictogram should include relevant information (e.g. first-aid recommendations, emergency telephone numbers, etc. First-aid equipment must be easily reached and ready to be used.
APPROPRIATE STORAGE OF POISONOUS CHEMICALS
According to the national regulatory agencies, storage must be organized in a manner that it cannot cause pollution. Hence, the following should be taken into consideration:
- Pesticides must not leak from containers or storage premises. A pesticide cabinet or sump must be equipped with 100% leak-proof retention tank. The retention tank should never be used for storage unless equip with a perforated duckboard shelf which may be used as an additional storage shelf.
- The retention tank or sump must be adapted to the substances to be stored (media resistance), avoiding alteration of the tank and causing possible leakage within time.
- The cabinet or container must be ventilated (10-fold change of air per hour).
- The retention tank or sump must contain 50% of the stored liquids and/or at least the content of the largest container, whichever is greater.
- In protected areas, if storage is permitted, 100% of the stored chemicals must be retained in a retention device.
- Pesticides should be stored in their original container or marked with all necessary details (e.g. product name, specifications, warning signs, S- or R- phrases).
- it is very important to store the chemicals separately (by product families, e.g. flammables, hazardous liquids, acids, bases, etc.) avoiding reactions which might cause unnecessary accidents.
- The empty containers of poisonous products should be recycled according to national and local waste disposal regulations.