Australian Government statutory body, Safe Work Australia, was established in 2008 to develop national policy relating to Work Health and Safety (WHS) as well as workers’ compensation. It is important to observe mandated regulations regarding dangerous goods handling, especially if you are not an authority on the subject, because it can have significant ramifications for your business as well as your employees if you do not understand your Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) obligations.
According to Safe Work Australia’s Code of Practice on Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace, published July 2012, there are a number of ways to control the risks associated with hazardous chemicals where some control measures are more effective than others, as represented in the ‘hierarchy of control’. “You must always aim to eliminate a hazard and associated risk first. If this is not reasonably practicable, the risk must be minimised by using one or more of the following approaches: substitution, isolation, and implementing engineering controls.”
As per national policy, most businesses eliminate the hazard of working with dangerous goods simply by outsourcing that requirement to experienced toll manufacturing specialists such as Chemical Solutions.
Dangerous Goods Handling—Services and Storage
One of our most popular services in relation to dangerous goods handling is chemical repacking, which can be combined with other services from blending and crushing to sieving and filtering for a more holistic production cycle. Rather than expose your personnel to the risks of dangerous goods handling, we have the facilities, the equipment, and the team to manage the risks in a safe and compliant manner.
We also provide effective inventory storage for dangerous goods and hazardous substance, adhering to legislated requirements for classification labelling. This aspect of dangerous goods handling can be tedious and difficult for businesses because it is a crucial requirement to complete with perfect accuracy. Also, by offloading your products to our storage facilities, businesses can optimise their own warehouse inventories.
Another advantage of working with Chemical Solutions is using the chemical repacking service. While we can manage the complete end-to-end blending and repacking process, we also manufacture to your specifications, complying with all dangerous goods handling processes. This is ideal in terms of speed-to-market and cost-effectiveness.
Dangerous Goods Repacking Options
Chemical Solutions are can supply water soluble bags for dangerous goods handling. Suppliers that cannot source product in their preferred format should contact our team to toll or contract repack the relevant materials into the required packs.
Chemical Solutions has a variety of stock packages (bags, pails, etc.) available for dangerous goods and hazardous and non-hazardous products. Our machinery can handle between 1kg-25kg packaging solutions, giving you flexibility in the physical handling and packaging of the products, as well as how to store and transport them.
Quality Toll Manufacturing with Dangerous Goods Handling Expertise
At Chemical Solutions, in addition to providing dangerous goods handling services we also specialise in toll manufacturing, sieving and filtering, and a range of other complementary bulk chemical activities. For more information, call 1300 708 558 or enquire via our website.