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.
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