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Your winter checklist for preserving product quality and safety

This month, we look into how the colder months affect chemical storage and safety in the workplace.

As winter approaches and colder temperatures start to hit, it’s important to note that climate alone influences a lot of key factors for industrial organisations – both in terms of storage and the safety of your workforce and site. In this article, we’ll cover how to easily mitigate problems caused by cold weather on your site this winter.

A fuel-testing module supplied by Chemstore to a BP UK site

Quality control
Temperature control is a critical factor when storing quantities of valuable products such as solvents, adhesives and coatings. It is essential in many industrial processes to maintain the optimal temperatures for these products to obtain the highest product quality for goods produced. For processes such as paint mixing, adhesive appliances and ingredient storage – companies need correct temperature controlled storage that is both compliant and fit for purpose.

Chemstore specialises in the manufacture of bespoke temperature controlled chemical stores that can be designed specifically for your product requirements.

For individual IBC containers which require daily use and need to be kept above freezing Chemstore also supply IBC and drum heating jackets which can be safely used in flammable environments on your site as they are ATEX rated.

This bespoke highly specified module was designed to maintain accurate internal temperatures in ATEX rated environment. 

Site safety
As the colder months approach, the requirement for the onsite health and safety manager to be wary of seasonal environmental hazards such as surfaces affected by rainfall and icy conditions becomes critical. Taking employees’ welfare into account doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming.

Icy surfaces create a slipping hazard for onsite employees but also there’s also other things like vehicle stability to consider. Chemstore can supply bulk quantities of rock salt that instantly melts dangerous ice on walkways and roads on your premises. For mobile dispensing we also supply a heavy duty towable salt spreader. For more information, just contact one of our sales team today and get prepared for the winter ahead. Call +44 20 8704 1807 or +353 (0)61 327 792 or email us on /

The Environment & Chemicals









We can encounter chemicals in any state in many forms at different times in their life cycles. Chemicals can move through the environment through a wide range and complex network of interactions.

Transitions at their most basic;

  • Air and Water
  • Air and Earth
  • Water and Earth
  • All three in combination

The Environment and the Workplace……

Environmental hazards must be taken into the context of the workplace;

  • Indoors e.g. Office, factory, powerstation, hospital, church.
  • Outdoors e.g. Gardening, construction site, fishing, vessel.
  • Combination e.g. Oilrig, construction site, water treatment plant.
  • Within a transportation network e.g. Ship, bus, airplane, train
  • Within a unique environment e.g. Mine / quarry, sealed environment such as a space station / submarine

What are the Potential Environmental Hazards to Health?

The list is endless, and is unique to each type of workplace!!!!!
However it can be overviewed primarily in the toxicological context as;

  • Chemical Hazards to health
  • Biological Hazards to health
oil pollution