Saturday, December 12, 2009


1.1 Materials received in drums, boxes, carboys etc. are transported on pallets using

hand trolleys, forklift trucks etc.

1.2 Do not throw loaded drum of hazardous chemicals while loading / unloading.

1.3 All flammable liquids must be stored in tightly sealed containers.

1.4 Maintain in the warehousing area, aisle space of atleast one meter for easy

movement of materials.

1.5 Ventilate storage room . it is desirable to have exhaust vent (S) just above floor

level on one side of the room and make – up inlet (S) on apposite wall.

1.6 Storage room where large where large quantities of liquids are stored must have

an emergency exit door, clearly marked.

1.7 Provide portable fire-extinguishers in the area of storage.

NOTE :- 1 Strictly prohibit smoking or carrying of any other

source of ignition around storage of flammable (e. g. matches).

2 Let trained personnel handle transfer of corrosives and flammable materials.

3 Inspect and test tanks valves hoses, and transfer lines regularly.

1.8 While handling any material by cranes, cables ropes etc. ensure that the load is properly balanced and is not overweighed above the rated capacity of the lifting equipment.

1.9 Install necessary barricades, warning signs to prevent anyone from walking beneath the load.

1.10 When any material is lifted by cable, rope etc. ensure to provide a ropeline for guiding the object while it is in a suspended position. Minimise its swinging in the air.


1.1 Glass bottles of capacity of two litres and above must be transported in a safety bucket or on a trolley. Do not transport solvents open containers.

1.2 While lifting manually any material from floor height, do not bend at your waist to lift. Always bend on your knees, keep back straight and lift by straightening your legs. Improper lifting by bending your spine may result in serious injury to your spinal cord, or could strain your back.

1.3 Material movement equipment must be operated as per written down operating procedures. Travelling or riding on hand trolleys or fork-lift truck must be prohibited.

1.4 Before using a chain, cable, sling, rope or any other material handling equipment, make visual check to make sure there is nothing obviously defective about the equipment.

1.5 To minimise noise level during material handling

- reduce dropping height of goods being collected in boxes.

- Use soft rubber mats to receive hard impacts.

- Select belt conveyors instead of roller conveyors for transporting materials within the work area.

1.6 While while above are general guidelines, consult the safety officer for specific instructions.

1.7 All grounding cables should be adequately checked by a competent electrical engineer.

1.8 All electrical fitting in storage and handling areas of flammable solvents should be explosion proof.

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