Hazardous materials storage containers are used to transport and store a range of chemicals and other hazardous materials, generally for industrial use or for using on a building site. But when it comes to transporting them around the corner or around country, what precautions do you need to take? We look at some of the factors you need to consider when transporting or storing hazardous materials storage containers.

Containing Spills

When transporting hazardous materials it is important that you have the ability and facility to contain any spills that may occur. Spills of dangerous materials pose risks to people, property and the surrounding environment, and can leave you with a big clean up bill and potential fine. It is important to check the Australian Standard requirement for containing spills related to the chemical you are carrying or storing.

Required Signage

When transporting dangerous goods around the country, you are required to display the relevant dangerous or hazardous materials signage. This allows for identification of which class of goods is being transported in the case of an accident. Without signage, clean up and recovery could take a lot longer.

Storage Temperatures

Your need to be aware of the maximum storage temperatures for the goods you are transporting. Some products, like peroxides, need to be kept below a certain temperature to prevent reactions. You need to be able to control the temperature inside your container to match the goods you are carrying.

Loading and Offloading

When loading and offloading dangerous goods, you need to follow a range of safety protocols such as ensuring any obstacles are clear and minimising both foot and vehicular traffic in the area. This is to minimise distraction and to minimise incidents which may cause major issues.

If you need to transport dangerous goods, Shipping Containers Sydney can provide a range of dangerous goods containers to ensure your load is safe.