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1. How do I know what is dangerous or hazardous?

They are goods which pose any type of hazardous threat to either people, property or the environment. Anything which is flammable or could explode, be poisonous, corrosive or have the possibility of sudden decomposition should be considered a dangerous good or a hazardous material. These goods are usually present in some form in most business regardless of their size.
If you are unsure then you should ask us about your concerns.

2. Why do I need a dangerous goods consultant?                      

Each individual dangerous goods class has different properties. These properties need to be taken into account for a proper storage design and separation distances apply both between storages and also to other buildings and places on a site. In some cases there are also flammable vapours which will affect a design both in storage ventilation, and also where proximity to sconces of ignition can have an effect.
A consultant specialising in dangerous goods storage who is accredited with a recognised body such as the AIDGC will know how to avoid the pitfalls associated with the dangerous goods storage.
Contact us today on (86) 136 5611 3330 or email us on info@indstoragesupplies.com.

3. What do I need to do in order to store dangerous goods?
 
Generally every dangerous goods storage should be designed in accordance with a relevant standard or code of practice. Whilst each state is subtly different, the same principles apply everywhere. The design should be documented and compliance noted. This is the basis for a risk assessment or the way to go in order to manage hazards and risks for the storage.

4. What are the dangerous goods classes?
 
Class 1 Explosives
Class 2.1 Flammable gas
Class 2.2 Non Flammable non-toxic gas
Class 2.3 Toxic gas
Class 3 Flammable liquid
Class 4.1 Flammable solid
Class 4.2 Spontaneously combustible
Class 4.3dangerous when wet
Class 5.1 Oxidising agent
Class 5.2 Organic Peroxide
Class 6.1 Toxic
Class 6.2 Infectious substance
Class 7 Radioactive
Class 8 Corrosive
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods
Note that some dangerous goods that fall in these classes may have more than one class. These are referred to as "sub risks".

5. Dangerous or Hazardous? What's the difference?
 
Hazardous substances are classified based only on health effects (whether they are immediate or long term), while dangerous goods are classified according to their immediate physical or chemical effects, such as fire, explosion, corrosion and poisoning, affecting property, the environment or people.
"Hazardous Substances" have the potential to harm human health. They may be solids, liquids or gases; they may be pure substances or mixtures. When used in the workplace, these substances often produce vapours, fume, dusts and mists. There are many industrial, laboratory and agricultural chemicals which are classified as hazardous. Hazardous substances may cause immediate or long-term health effects. Exposure could result in:
poisoning;
irritation;
chemical burns;
sensitisation;
cancer;
birth defects; or
diseases of certain organs such as the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and nervous system.
Dangerous goods are substances that may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising, or water-reactive. These goods can be deadly and can seriously injure or kill people, damage property and the environment.  Numbers of dangerous substances are covered under the Dangerous Goods Act  1985 and the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012, as well as other regs covering transport of these substances. For more information, go to the Dangerous Goods topic information page on the WorkSafe website.
Hazardous substances and dangerous goods are covered by separate legislation, each focussing on controlling the different risks associated with them. Many hazardous substances are also classified as dangerous goods, so both pieces of legislation apply to these.
Hazardous substances are defined in the Regulations as being either listed on the Hazardous Substances Consolidated Lists (Alphabetical or according to CAS number) or fitting the description (meeting the criteria) of a hazardous substance according to the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004] 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared under the Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1003(1995)].
The lists can be accessed from the Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS) website. 
To find out whether a substance is hazardous, check either the label or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

6. What is the guideline for dangerous goods safety storing and handling?

Yes, there is a guidline for it. Please contact us on info@indstoragesupplies.com ,then we can send it to you by email.

7.How can you prove your dangerous goods safety storage cabinets are compliant to Australian Standards?

Fully-welded double wall 1.2mm steel construction for body and doors and 40mm of insulating air space ,which there are more reinforced ribs inside,high durable ,strong and safe;
Adjustable 1.2mm galvanized steel shelves with better anti-corrosion and perforations for free air movement ,and 100mm adjustment increment,on welded hangers interlock for maximum stability;
Self-closing mechanism makes sure door shuts completely every time;
Equipped 150mm high liquid tight sump to contain more spills;
State of the epoxy powder finish for high durability and performance;
Three-point stainless steel bullet latch system provides fail-safe, positive door closure;
Slip-resistant paddle handle has a recessed design that won't catch on passing traffic;
Dual vent with built-in flame arresters and vent openings ;
Distinct and high reflective safety warning signs and words indication;
Adjustable 4 pcs of feet can make easy balance and stable;
Fully compliant with Australian Standards (AS 1940-2004);
Designed by Australian designers to meet the AS better and know correct the special requirements from Australian customers.
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