Safety Guidance for Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling Facilities


( In the face of increased volumes of dangerous goods transported in sea containers, and the occurrence of major incidents as well as lesser accidents, there is a clear need for guidance on safe storage and handling of dangerous goods in warehouses, including port and terminal facilities.

Building on combined expertise and experience, ICHCA International alongside the International Vessel Owners Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA), National Cargo Bureau (NCB) and World Shipping Council (WSC) have responded to this critical requirement by developing a Dangerous Goods Warehousing White Paper.

“A pivotal element of our guidance is a Warehouse Checklist.  Given our aim to provide a practical management tool, we believe the Checklist format is a significant addition to the other elements of the White Paper. Broken down into eight key functional areas of operation, this comprehensive 14-page Checklist is designed as both a planning guideline and a review tool, as well as an everyday device for maintaining safety management vigilance.” 

-Richard Steele, CEO ICHCA International

The Dangerous Goods Warehousing White Paper, and its accompanying Checklist, detail the risks involved in storing and handling dangerous goods and, importantly the measures to be taken in containing them.

Topics covered include:

    • competency and training of workforces;
    • property construction;
    • fire protection;
    • security equipment and protocols;
    • emergency response procedures

It is intended as a practical guide to systematic and documentable processes for those managing and operating storage facilities to ensure ongoing safety but also that incidents are containable if they arise.

You can download the Guidance Paper and Checklist below:

Warehousing White Paper December 2022

Warehousing White Paper Checklist


Source: Ichca




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