Classified Storage: Arranging and separating chemical components according to Chemical reactions, potential hazards and how to face it


For example:

  1. Keeping combustible materials away from flammable sources and well ventilated
  2. Allocating a separate storage place for oxidizing materials which are combustible if close to flammable materials
  3. Storage of materials which combust reacting with water in a dry place
  4. In case of storing porous materials attention should be payed to spaces and ventilation
  5. Isolating chemicals that if reacted together may cause fire, explosion or gas release (e.g. iodine + ammonium chloride)
  6. Setting signs showing the chemicals and the potential hazards
  7. Liquid components should be stored vertically, accessible and easily mobilized
  8. Do not use Diesel or Benzene vehicles in transportation
  9. Do not use sparkle producing cut off machines
  10. Do not deal with waste in a way that may produce static electricity
  11. Containers should be arranged in a manner that prevents accumulation of liquids in case of leakage
  12. Store chemicals in a dry place
  13. Only specialized staff can deal with chemicals and they should be protected by personal safety gear
  14. Having a demo for warehouses with all the details as regards the stored chemicals, potential risks and safety measures. The civil defense should have a comprehensive plan for fire fighting in each of the premises