Flammable liquid storage cabinets are a key piece of equipment for any business that deals with liquids or materials that pose a fire risk. Whether it's paints, solvents, fuels or any other harmful chemical, safe and secure storage is essential.
With our range of fully-compliant flammable liquid storage cabinets, you can ensure that your business and workforce are protected whilst fulfilling all of your health and safety storage requirements. What's more, the First Mats range includes stock items which can be delivered in just 2 to 3 working days.
Our range of flammable liquid storage cabinets are finished in a red colour to highlight the hazardous materials which are contained within. They are also lockable to ensure that only those with the correct training and know-how can access the flammable materials, this is also crucial in eliminating the potential of these materials being stolen for any reason.
Using a flammable liquid storage cabinet is not only good practice for businesses to keep their employees, workplace and the general public safe, but it is also a requirement set by the government's Health & Safety Executive.
Guidelines outline that any flammable liquids in process area workrooms, laboratories and similar working areas should be kept closed and stored in suitable cabinets of fire-resisting construction and which are designed to retain spills.
It is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that all flammable liquids are correctly and safely stored to prevent any workplace accidents which may occur from the misuse of these products.
Using a high-quality and secure flammable liquid storage cabinet will also provide you with peace of mind that your employees, place of business and any general public which may be on-site are kept safe from the hazardous liquids contains within them.
The Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets from First Mats have all been designed to comply with these regulations, helping you to keep your business on the right side of the law.
There are several aspects to consider when choosing the best flammable liquid storage cabinet for your needs.
First, you need to understand your needs in terms of size. You will need to find a cabinet that is big enough to hold all the flammable liquids you may have on-site. Failure to do this may result in issues if inspected by the HSE or if an accident occurs.
However, guidelines by the HSE point out that one flammable liquid storage cabinet must hold:
“no more than 50 litres for extremely, highly flammable and those flammable liquids with a flashpoint below the maximum ambient temperature of the workroom/working area; and no more than 250 litres for other flammable liquids with a higher flashpoint of up to 55°C”
So, if you are dealing with large amounts of flammable liquid, you need to keep this in mind when selecting your flammable liquid storage cabinet.
Larger cabinets can be very heavy. Therefore, you may need to consider if and how you would move the flammable liquid storage cabinet should the need arise. Some larger cabinets feature fork skids with fixing slots which can be used to easily fix castors, making it easier to move the heavy loads.
Our Transbank range has been designed with mounting points that make it ideal for use with vans, trucks and other vehicles. For on-site storage, our Flamstor cabinet or FlamBank chest is recommended.
At First Mats, we take great pride in offering the highest quality flammable liquid storage cabinets and an unbeatable service to match. All our cabinets meet COSHH regulations and offer ultra-tough construction to keep any potentially hazardous materials safe and secure.
Our five-star Trustpilot rating goes just some of the way to highlighting how important offering great customer service is to us. If you need any advice or support on our flammable liquid cabinets or any of our other products, get in touch today.