How to Safely Store Class 3 Flammable Liquids

How to Safely Store Class 3 Flammable Liquids

How to safely store Class 3 Flammable Liquids

Does your worksite handle and store dangerous goods, such as flammable liquids? Safely storing dangerous goods is essential for organisations aiming to meet their Safework and environmental obligations. Storing dangerous goods correctly significantly reduces the risk of spills, cross-contamination, or accidental employee exposure to hazardous chemicals. 


What are Class 3 Flammable Liquids and how are they dangerous?

Class 3 Flammable Liquids commonly found in the workplace include adhesives, paints, oil, fuel, ethanol, methanol varnishes and lacquers. In the event of a fire, flammable liquids and their vapours can combust, possibly causing ignition of other nearby dangerous goods, and significantly spread the fire.


How to store Class 3 Flammable Liquids

Things to consider when evaluating flammable liquids storage options:

  • Conduct a risk assessment specific to your site and ensure you have up to date Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all stored chemicals.
  • Store flammable liquids in a designated area, away from other incompatible dangerous goods such as flammable gases, aerosols or explosives.
  • Keep flammable liquids away from any heat or ignition sources such an open flames, cigarette lighters or any hot work equipment.
  • Store Class 3 Flammable Liquids in a dedicated flammable liquids safety cabinet, manufactured to meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS1940-2017.


Spill Crew Class 3 Flammable Liquids – cabinet features and benefits

Spill Crew indoor safety cabinets are made in Australia and manufactured to meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS1940-2017 (The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids). Indoor flammable safety cabinets are colour-coded yellow and include all relevant safety and warning signage. They are quickly and easily recognised for flammable liquids storage.

Spill Crew safety cabinets feature double wall construction with a 40mm thermal barrier, designed to further protect the cabinet's contents from flames and radiant heat. This reduces the risk of the stored flammable liquids becoming a greater ignition source in the event of a fire.

Australian made safety cabinets are available in a range of shapes and sizes; from small 30L capacity through to large 850L cabinets. With adjustable shelves, Class 3 Flammable Liquids cabinets can be customised to suit various container sizes and shapes.



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