Collect and dispose of hazardous laboratory waste safely
Many laboratories work with hazardous substances. Accordingly, waste with hazardous ingredients is produced, which must be collected and disposed of properly. Our checklist shows you 10 important requirements to be observed when handling hazardous laboratory waste.
Maintenance of fire-resistant cabinets for hazardous substances
For the storage of flammable liquids in workrooms, a fire protection cabinet is required that meets the strict requirements of EN 14470-1. To ensure that your hazardous substances cabinet complies with these requirements in the long term, regular maintenance including a fire protection usability test is required.
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Fire-rated cabinets for ATEX zones - What do I need to know
Within DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is defined as a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. You need to carry out a risk assessment to determine if your storage cabinet needs to be zoned as a hazardous area. Where there are flammable vapours present any electrical equipment that is installed needs to be ATEX rated.
The flame-retardant waste bins should be located anywhere where there are likely to be flammable materials, such as in laboratories, production areas and warehouses. The number of bins that you require will depend on the size of your premises, but every hazardous area should have one, and if the area is large, then more may be needed. If a cleaning rag or paper catches fire, time is of the essence to get it disposed of safely.
As well as having sufficient security bins, it is also important that they are clearly visible. While cleaning up spills, you may have the luxury of time to dispose of them, however, if one should suddenly ignite, swift disposal is essential to avoid injury. Take a look at our range of Personal Protective Equipment to provide additional protection for your personnel working in these hazardous situations.
Many of the flame-retardant waste bins in the range at DENIOS are free standing, allowing them to be placed anywhere and moved as necessary. However, the range also includes bins such as the self-extinguishing waste bin, which can be wall mounted.
The design of flame retardant bins is a simple but highly effective one. Flammable waste or rags and paper soaked in flammable substances are risky as they provide the fuel to start or accelerate a fire, but fires need oxygen to burn. In a flame retardant waste bin, combustion gases accumulate under the rim, starving the fire of oxygen and ensuring that it quickly goes out.
These security bins are so effective that they can be used safely if a cleaning rag or paper ignites. Swiftly dispose of it in one of our Self-extinguishing Waste Bins to quickly isolate and extinguish the flames.
Every business is different and will have unique safety needs. At DENIOS we understand that and have a wide range of flame retardant waste bins to make it easy to find one that suits your premises. There is considerable variation in size, ranging from the self-extinguishing waste bin with a volume of 16 litres to the Waste Container AB 100 with a volume of 95 litres.
There is also a wide choice of colours and materials, including aluminium, plastic, stainless steel and steel. Which you chose may be influenced simply by aesthetics or practicalities such as making sure that they are visible or how much they need to be moved.
Another factor for you to consider is what you are likely to need to dispose of. The Self-extinguishing Waste Paper Bin is ideal if you are simply disposing of paper, while the Container for Cotton Waste is suitable for the disposal of bulky cleaning rags. Browse the selection to find the right bin for your premises.