Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) May 25, 2012
Containers First, which has more than 25 years in the shipping container industry, is pointing out the fact that shipping containers can be modified to store dangerous goods. This remark is made at a time when the Environmental Protection Authority of Australia has just uncovered 62 instances of non-compliance during its audit in early May of this year. Fourteen of these cases were considered “high risk” breaches, some of which involve the storage of hazardous chemical in containers without adequate secondary containment.
The audit, which exposed non-compliance in petroleum and fuel production, chemical production and storage, bulk shipping, waste storage, dangerous goods production, and metal acclivities, brought forth 16 warning letters, eight prevention notices, and four penalty notices. Environment Minister Robyn Parker has reported that most of the issues raised in the audit have now been addressed and rectified.
The audit may have ruffled some feathers, but it was definitely necessary. It certainly prevented potential mishap. The storage of dangerous goods is no trifling matter as, if done incorrectly, it could have very grave repercussions. Containers First is well aware of the fact and makes sure that its own offering is very much compliant with the provisions of the law regarding the matter. The company, which specializes in shipping containers for sale, hire and modification, has fashioned dangerous goods storage containers that pass the standards of current legislation.
“Our dangerous goods storage containers comply with the current legislation AS 1940: 2004 to give you peace of mind,” maintains a Containers First representative. The AS 1940: 2004 is the standard that provides requirements and recommendations with regards to the design, construction and operation of installations wherein flammable or combustible materials are stored and handled. “We can assure you you're getting a fully robust, portable container that will ensure your dangerous goods are kept safe, secure and compliant with current laws.”
He adds, “All storage containers can be modified to your specific needs and are available with a range of accessories.” Using a dangerous good storage container from Containers First certainly seems like a good way to keep things safe, or, at the very least, to pass an audit from the EPA.
Containers First is evidently the last word in shipping containers. With the decades it has been in business, it is a clear and established authority. Whether people need to buy, rent or modify shipping containers that are either secondhand or brand new, it is certainly the place to go to. Interested parties can visit containersfirst.com.au for more details.