Hazardous substances at retail
A member of our ShopCare community is asking where they can get guidance on storing hazardous substances in a retail environment, specifically Aerosols and Class 3, as the official sites do not make this clear. Can anyone on the forum assist with current best practice or a link to same?
A number of people in the HASANZ Register could potentially help.
You can use the advance search functionality.
Alternatively some of the compliance certifiers provide advice.
HSNOCOP 42 Storage of Class 3.1 substances in retail stores conforming to AS/NZS 3833
Approved: May 2010
The purpose of the code is to overcome the restriction of 2350 litres of flammable liquids that can be kept in a retail store without the need to comply with specified separation distances. Retailers have found it impossible to keep stocks below this figure in the new large format retail stores and typical stock levels can be up to about 10,000 litres.
This code can be purchased from New Zealand Retailers Association Incorporated:
You can also view a hard copy of the Code at our office in Wellington.
Our approach was to get the supplier of the aerosols to advise and provide solutions and it worked really well. They came to site looked at the problem then provided lockable cabinets, and assisting with separation of product
Just to throw another spanner in these works: What do the building's and company's insurers have to say on the matter? With fire protection, it is often these requirements that are a driving factor.
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