By law you must tell the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and us (as the fire authority) in writing if you are storing or planning to store 25 tonnes, or more of dangerous substances.
You must also ensure that your site is adequately signed with the appropriate symbols and location markings.
A dangerous substance is any substance which is dangerous for conveyance within the meaning of The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations 1993.
You must provide the following details:
- the name and address of the person making the notification
- the full postal address of the site
- a general description of the nature of the business carried on or intended to be carried on at the site
- a list of the classifications of any dangerous substances which are, or are liable to be, present
- the date on which it is anticipated that a total quantity of 25 tonnes or more of dangerous substances will be present, or if they are already present, a statement to that effect.
On receipt of notification we will contact you in order to conduct an assessment of your site, location marking and signs.
If you have previously notified us and there is subsequently a change in conditions, or storage of dangerous substances stops you should contact us again.