Use the table below to identify which COSHH signs and symbols you need to display on cabinets when storing hazardous materials.
|Unstable explosive chemicals||Store in a secure location away from all other chemicals||Tri-nitro compounds, Heavy metal azides||All other chemicals|
|Flammable||Flammable liquids, gasses or solids.||Flammable storage cabinet||Acetone, Benzene, Methanol||
|Oxidising Substances||Spontaneously evolve oxygen at room temperature or with slight heating.||Separate non-combustible cabinet||
Hydrogen Peroxide, Halogens,
|Pressurised Gas||Includes flammable, oxidising & poisonous gasses.||Store in a cool, dry area in secure upright cylinders||Flammable – Methane, Oxidsing – Chlorine, Posionous – Carbon Monoxide||
Segregate oxidising, flammable & poisonous gas from one another.
|Corrosive||Will cause serious skin burns or eye damage. Also corrosive to metals.||Store in a protected acid/alkali storage cabinet||
Acids – hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid.
Alkali – Ammonium hydroxide.
Segregate acidsfrom alkalis,
|Toxic||Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), Very toxic (fatal), Poison||Store in a vented, cool dry area in a chemically resistant secondary container||Cyanides||
Acids & Bases, Oxidisers
|Health hazards which are less serious but still harmful.||Store in a cool, dry, hazardous cabinet labelled correctly||Bleach,
Chemicals in household cleaning products
|Long term Health Hazard||Poses a serious long term health risk and includes carcinogens and mutagens.||Keep in limited quantities in a secure hazardous chemical cabinet, locked and labelled.||Asbestos, Benzene, Vinyl Chloride||
Corrosives, Explosive chemicals
|Hazardous to Environment||Hazardous to the aquatic environment & the Ozone layer.||In a cool, dry area in a labelled hazardous cabinet||Zinc Oxide||Explosives|