This guidance is for those responsible for the safe use and handling of flammable liquids in all general work activities, small-scale chemical processing and spraying processes.
It explains the fire and explosion hazards associated with flammable liquids and will help you determine how to control the risks in your workplace.
It supplements the advice contained in Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Approved Code of Practice and guidance.
The revised document incorporates information and cites relevant standards in relation to the following publications which have been withdrawn:
- Lift trucks in potentially flammable atmospheres HSG113
- Flame arresters: Preventing the spread of fires and explosions in equipment that contains flammable gases and vapours HSG158
- The spraying of flammable liquids HSG178