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The safe storage of flammable liquids in the workplace

  When it comes to the compliant storage of flammable liquids, the UK has a minimum requirement which is regulated by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive). The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) set the minimum requirements for the protection of workers from fire and explosion risks related to dangerous substances and potentially explosive atmospheres and from gases under pressure and substances corrosive to metals and requires employers to control the risks to the safety of employees and others from these hazards. The regulations are supported by Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) and guidance documents and within the Control and Mitigation Measures ACOP you will find reference to the fire resistance of cabinets, other enclosures, cupboards and bins. Fire resisting cabinets or other enclosures should provide a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance in respect of integrity, except where explosion relief provisions are made and fire resisting...

Be a Waste Handling Roll Model

At Empteezy, we are proud to have developed a revolutionary range of waste handling solutions that require no wires, pulleys or climbing - helping to keep workers safe. Our Roll Forward Skips are the product of choice for applications such as: Heavy rubble in the construction industry Off-cuts of wood in joinery workshops Coolant contaminated swarf in engineering Off-cuts of metal in automotive panel manufacturing In fact, they area ideal to manage waste from any production, assembly or building operation in almost any business sector; Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Rail, Automotive, Engineering, Joinery, Print, Paper etc… removing the involvement of staff outwith the fork lift cab. Additionally, the roll forward mechanism has a very smooth operating action and is extremely robust making it perfect for constant use applications. Our latest addition to the range is the RFSP11L (max load 1000kg). This is fitted with a rotationally moulded green (blue...

Empteezy endeavour to protect remote workers

With a variety of roles being carried out in the great outdoors involving fuels, lubricants, chemicals and agrochemicals, we have expanded our range of portable eyewash solutions designed to protect those working without day-to-day facilities. The need to have fast access to the right equipment to safeguard employees and the environment they are working in is as necessary in these “remote” working environments as it is in any purpose built facility. The challenge can sometimes be to get practical solutions that really work. If you are working miles from the nearest plumbed in water supply how do you provide emergency response to someone who has been splashed with chemicals or has dust in their eyes? The Stainless Steel Portable Eyewash Tank is designed for situations where it is not possible to connect to water mains, giving workers instant access to decontaminate their eyes or other parts of the body however remote...

A Guide to Emergency Decontamination Equipment

There is no detailed UK written legislation regarding emergency decontamination equipment. However, the internationally recognised American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard ANSI Z358.1 2014 offers comprehensive guidance on manufacturing, installation and use, as well as testing, training and maintenance. As such we recommend this standard as best practice. Below are some of the key points from the standard that we hope you find useful.   1. Equipment Location Consider the location of your business and workers - whether remote or onsite. All emergency stations must be located in areas that are accessible within 10 seconds, roughly 17 metres. This is referred to by as the "10 second rule". The best practise would be to check the travel time, bearing in mind that the injured person may need extra time or support to reach the designated station. Where highly corrosive chemicals are used, thought should be given to installing the emergency station...

A solution for every spill - The Empteezy Absorbent Guide

We all know that the incorrect storage and/or poor management of liquids can have far reaching consequences for the environment, health & safety and a business’ bottom line. When a spill does occur, you need to be sure that you and your staff know how to respond quickly and appropriately. Not all spills are the same, which is why we offer 3 different types of absorbents to suit the wide range of applications found in businesses and the environment today. Why not check out our handy free guide: A Solution for Every Spill, which will provide you with information on the 3 types of absorbents and their application? Remember: being prepared will help achieve the best possible outcome. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a site assessment. Additionally, please visit our homepage for our full product range. Additional Download: Choosing the Right Absorbent: A comprehensive guide with Compatibility Chart