What should be stored in a COSHH cupboard?
Only substances that have been specifically instructed to be stored in a COSHH cabinet should be stored inside one, you can find this information on the safety data sheet which will be given by the supplier. Examples of chemicals suitable for storage are acid, alkali and pesticides.
All hazardous substances by law need to be stored in a COSHH cabinet that supplies a spill-proof container, and should not be stored alongside other dangerous chemicals if a possibility of a reaction occurring, chemicals should be grouped based on the substances hazard class code.
COSHH Cabinets come in an array of shapes and sizes all specifically designed for different purposes, depending on your COSHH needs. When choosing a COSHH cabinet it is important to consider storage space, you should aim to choose a cabinet with enough space to store all same hazard class substances used in the workplace, whilst allowing enough space for any chemicals you may need to store in the future.
Choosing a COSHH cabinet that meets the environmental needs of your business and employees workplace safety is essential, for more Information concerning the regulations on substance limits and health and safety guidelines on the storage of hazardous substances workplace managers should refer to the national HSG51 and DSEAR 2002 guidelines.