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  • Freight Container

    Model No: Scrap metal

    DON'T GET CAUGHT WITH A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING

    The storage of flammable and combustible liquids can present a serious risk to human life unless it is done safely. For that reason, Australian Standard AS 1940-2004 imposes strict requirements and recommendations for the safe storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids.  There are two types of dangerous goods stores available: purpose built stores and standard freight containers which have been modified for use as a dangerous goods stores.  Make sure you know what you are getting for your money. The Australian Standard states: Except for the purposes of loading and unloading, freight containers shall not be used for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids in packages, unless they have been modified to comply with the requirements of section 3 (which includes "General Design and Construction Requirements") and section 4 ("Package, Storage and Handling Areas").

    Even if you purchase a freight container which has been modified so it complies with sections 3 and 4 of Australian Standard AS1940, you will have to meet the following additional requirements: before the modified freight container is first used as a store, the floorboards must be inspected for any significant contamination from previous spills or leaks (Note: Contaminated floorboards could react dangerously with any further spills or leaks or evolve harmful vapours in a fire); there must be a passage at least 800mm wide inside the modified freight container. Such a passage must be clearly marked e.g. by yellow lines painted on the floor; no point within the modified freight container can be more than 6 metres from the modified freight container's exit door; each door of the modified freight container must be able to be opened from the inside and any external lock must be deactivated  Again, modified freight containers that do not comply with these strict requirements may be unsafe to store dangerous goods.

     Purpose built stores are ready to use and don’t require inspection before use.


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