Storing goods and materials safely


All businesses must assess the risks of storing goods and materials and take steps to control them. This is particularly important for businesses such as warehouses, factories, shops and construction businesses.

As well as ensuring you fulfil your health and safety legal duties, the right approach to storage can also help you reduce pollution, unnecessary wastage and other costs.

This guide explains how to assess the key risks of storing goods and materials and sets out ways of reducing them. It also covers what you should do when storing hazardous substances, particular types of material and food.