Under Chemical Regulations you must tell people on your farm, including workers, firefighters and other emergency services personnel, if there is a possibility that dangerous substances are involved in a fire.

They will need to know the location of any:

  • Bottled gas, especially acetylene and LPG, and bulk diesel or petrol.
  • Slurry and any other animal waste.
  • Guns and munitions.
  • Asbestos in the materials the buildings are made of.
  • Fertilisers, sodium chlorates, pesticides or any other agrochemicals and poisons.

You should be able to provide material safety data sheets for all chemicals used on your farm.


Dangerous substances

If there is a fire on your farm it is essential that we know the location of the following substances. Consider adding their location to your Fire Box.

Dangerous substances include:

  • Compressed Gas
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Flammable liquids
  • Toxic substances
  • Corrosive substances and
  • Environmental pollutants