Guide to Organizing a Pesticide Store

Mark the exterior of the store (and where it is located within a larger building, the exterior of the building) with the general danger warning sign (see diagram below).

Guide to Organizing a Pesticide Store

Put ‘No Smoking’ or ‘Smoking and Naked Flames Forbidden’

Prohibitory signs (see diagrams below) on the exterior door of the store.

Provide adequate shelving so that products can be seen by staff.

Store powders above liquids (liquids can leak if containers are damaged).

Provide adequate lighting so that you can read the labels.

Protect stocks against frost – oil or gas heaters or electrical equipment with exposed elements are not suitable.

Avoid storing plastic containers in direct sunlight – shade windows if necessary.

If pallets are used to keep stocks off the floor, make sure they do not present a tripping hazard and that the bunding capacity remains adequate.

Lag water pipes

Provide a brush, shovel, absorbent granules/sand and an impermeable container to deal with any spillages or leaking drums/packages.

Practice good store management by ensuring that waste cardboard packaging is removed, old stocks are used up, damaged or deteriorating containers are properly disposed of and an up-to-date stock record is kept (away from the store).

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Keep an accurate stock record available as well as useful telephone numbers, including your local fire service.

Product Storage : smaller product volumes

Where legislation permits a dedicated storage area within a building, a chest or box may be adequate for smaller amounts of crop protection products. These facilities must:

Have adequate space to enable products to be stored tidely and safely.

Be labeled to identify the store with appropriate hazard warnings

Be located away from children and animals.

Be located outside of any dwelling area

Be kept locked at all times to avoid unauthorised access when unsupervised the store.

Be able to store products on trays –or within secondary containers -that would retain the contents in the event of a leak.

Keep products off the floor.

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