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Chapter 21 PESTICIDE STORAGE

Green BookIn May of 1996 HSE brought out a new Guidance Note on Storing Pesticides For Farmers And Other Professional Users. Agricultural : Information Sheet No 16. This is now included as an Appendix in the new Approved Code of Practice - the 'Green Code'

It defines a professional user as anyone who uses pesticides as part of their business or undertaking, whether as an employer or self-employed person - so that means YOU!!!!

As usual with the modern approach to Health & Safety, the problem must be resolved around RISK ASSESSMENT

WHAT ARE YOUR STORAGE NEEDS?

Whatever the size of store it should be looked on from the following points - the degree and extent of the depending on size of store, contents and locality. If you can answer positively on each of these points, you are a long way to satisfying the regulations

SIZE

LOCATION

CONSTRUCTION

PURPOSE DESIGNED BUILDINGS

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CONVERTING EXISTING STRUCTURES - detached buildings

CONVERTING EXISTING STRUCTURES - stores within larger buildings

CONVERTING EXISTING STRUCTURES - lorry bodies, shipping containers etc.

CABINET/ BIN/ CHEST STORES

ORGANISING YOUR STORE

Consider -

MOBILE STORE

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS - Moisture-activated gassing compounds

ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS Oxidising agents

Note:

ACOP Use of Pesticides - Scotland

ACOP Use of Pesticides - England, Wales & northern Ireland


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