Science ASSIST Information Sheet: Chemical Storage (ventilation)
This information sheet is an updated review of the answers to the following questions, and replaces the previously published Q&As:
If the chemical store is a frequent work area in which the chemicals are made and dispensed, does this change the requirements for ventilation? Is there a difference in law for ventilation with regards to a work area full of chemicals as opposed to a chemical store?
What type of extractor fan should we have to ventilate our chemical storage cupboard? My understanding is that we have an Industrial Extractor fan but should we have a Chemical Store specific extractor fan?
Can you clarify if the exhaust fan in the chemical store should be regularly tested to ensure it is providing sufficient ventilation?
Ventilation in corrosives cupboard: Are there any regulations regarding ventilation in corrosives and flammable cupboards?
This document replaces the answers to the previous questions published
Laboratory ventilation: general ventilation