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Are you Aware of the Following Regulations for Hazardous Goods for Singapore?
In terms of handling hazardous goods for Singapore, there are certain regulations that you have to be aware of. Take note of the following, so you’ll know some of the rules that you have to remember whenever you decide to import or export hazardous goods to and from Singapore:
- A license control should be obtained by anyone who plans on importing, selling or exporting hazardous goods and substances in Singapore. To get the license, you need to show proof of safe storage for the hazardous goods. The storage location should also be based on an approved location while complying with certain storage requirements.
- Get a Transport Approval so you can transport hazardous goods if they exceed the limit set by the Environmental Protection and Management Regulations. In most cases, the limitations are usually between 0kg if the goods involved are highly toxic chemicals and 1,000kg if it’s for corrosives.
- In terms of storing or warehousing the goods, it is crucial to choose a properly sheltered storage area. It should be properly fenced up and come with a lock and key. Furthermore, it should have most of the safety equipment used today, including fire protection, warning and leak detection devices, as well as emergency scrubbing systems designed to store toxic gases.
- There should be a sufficient emergency action plan when it comes to handling the accidental release of chemicals. Moreover, it’s necessary to have emergency equipment in place, including protective gears, oversized drums, and neutralizing agents.
There are still a lot of other regulations when it comes to handling dangerous goods, and it pays to be aware and understand such rules to ensure that you comply with all of them and prevent any legal issues.