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Storing Chemicals, Oils, Flammables & Gases.

Storing hazardous substances in your workplace poses significant risks to your business, employees, and the environment if not managed correctly. The Emtez Advice Centre is dedicated to providing the latest regulations, comprehensive documentation, and expert guidance to help you safely store and handle chemicals, oils, flammables, and gases. By following our recommendations, you can ensure a secure and compliant environment, protecting all stakeholders from potential dangers associated with improper storage practices.

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What legislation and guidance should you be following when storing chemicals, oils, flammables and gases?

Proper storage of hazardous substances is not only crucial for safety but also a legal requirement in many industries. At Emtez, we provide detailed advice on storing hazardous liquids, oils, flammables, and gases to help you comply with industry standards and regulations. Our experts will guide you through everything from selecting the right storage containers to implementing effective spill response plans. By utilising our expert guidance, you can mitigate risks, prevent accidents, and create a safer work environment. Explore our comprehensive resources today to learn how to store hazardous materials safely and efficiently.




Improper storage of chemicals can endanger your business, the environment, and the safety of your employees.

To help you navigate these risks, we have compiled a comprehensive collection of official documents focused on the safe storage and handling of chemicals in the workplace.

Our resources cover crucial topics such as chemical warehousing, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), including offshore regulations, and best practices for working with solvents.




In the UK, the storage of oil is governed by country-specific regulations, and at Emtez, we ensure full compliance with these requirements across all four countries.

Our drum and IBC spill pallets, along with our drum and IBC storage units, meet all regulatory standards.

To support these storage solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of absorbents and spill kits, enabling prompt and effective responses to oil spills and incidents. By providing these products and tools, we help you maintain a safe and compliant environment for oil storage and handling.


flammable liquids


The correct storage of hazardous and flammable liquids is heavily regulated to ensure safety and compliance.

At Emtez, we can help you navigate these regulations by offering a comprehensive range of solutions, such as drum and IBC fire-rated storage containers, safety cabinets, and walk-in units.

Understanding the importance of proper storage, we provide a detailed list of official guidance covering various aspects, such as the safe handling of organic peroxides and compliance with the DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) in the Legislation & Guidance tab.

Our goal is to equip you with the necessary information and products to maintain a safe and compliant environment.

Gases in Cylinders


Gases in Cylinders

The correct storage of gas cylinders is crucial for safety and compliance, guided by four key principles.

At Emtez, we ensure you meet these standards by offering secure and well-ventilated storage solutions.

Firstly, gas cylinder stores should be located externally on your site and be fully secured. Additionally, they should have good natural ventilation and be free from ignition sources or combustible materials. Proper segregation of gases is essential, and while the guidance is straightforward, it is critical to understand it fully.

Remember - your insurance provider and local authority fire brigade may have specific requirements regarding the location of your gas cylinder store. Involving them in the decision making process is good practise to ensure full compliance.

Pharmaceutical Industry



The pharmaceutical industry faces significant risks of spills, including chemical leaks and accidental releases during manufacturing, transportation, or storage. It is imperative that Pharmaceuticals follow industry-specific guidance on spill containment and response to prevent contamination and protect both the environment and public health. Tailored spill prevention strategies are crucial for addressing the unique challenges of this sector, providing comprehensive solutions for developing and maintaining an effective spill prevention plan. 

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