The Furniture Maker

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The Problem

A WorkSafe inspector arrived unannounced to audit the storage of dangerous goods on site. Jonathan, the Operations Manager was on site and the nominated person in charge.

It was two hours before the inspector left but not before delivering a pretty straight message. “Sort out the storage of your flammable liquids or our next visit could well see your manufacturing operation closed down.”

The flammables were situated throughout the site. Jonathan picked up the phone and called Hazero.

The Solution

When the Hazero team arrived on site, they quickly got up to speed with container sizes and how many of each, as well as what chemicals were held and the available space. Jonathan had expected he would be required to build a complex concrete block store but the solution turned out to be much simpler, a Chemshed Flammable Cabinet – 250L.

The Outcome

Because container sizes were 20L or under, and the overall quantity was under 250L, Jonathan was able to consolidate all class 3 flammable liquids into the cabinet, one that complied with the AS1940:2017 design requirements without him having to do anything other than position it in the area where the products were used most frequently.

The work site instantly became a much safer place – and the WorkSafe inspector was satisfied with the solution as it solved the issues and was compliant. The factory got a clean bill of health without losing a minute of downtime from the issue.

Creating safer working environments

At Hazero our mission is zero hazards. Our extensive range of quality products will help you store, contain and control and clean-up dangerous goods and hazardous substances.


Need help creating a safer working environment? Contact our team today on 0800 688 844 or email us at info@hazero.co.nz. Our team are also available for on-site assessments across New Zealand, click here to request a site visit.