The outbreak of The COVID 19 pandemic has shaken global society. All aspects of life are affected, and containing the spread of the virus during, and post lockdown is now the main priority. Masks, gloves and hand sanitiser are quickly becoming the norm.
We are all working to reduce the risk of further outbreaks of the virus and public safety is a priority.
The health of our economy also poses a considerable risk, and we need as a society to ensure that the country gets back on its feet to maintain jobs and income while sticking to the guidelines.
We are all familiar with the guidelines issued by the government and as we enter the latter stages of restriction lifting, and more businesses and schools prepare to reopen.
It is now more critical than ever that we consider all the risks and spend time carrying out assessments regularly.
Hand Sanitiser consumption and demand has exploded over the last few months since the outbreak, and most workplaces across the country are installing sanitising means for employees and customers which is a very positive step for hygiene reducing the spread of the virus.
As schools, hospitals, creches, and all other businesses introduce new requirements, including the use of hand sanitiser, there is a need to recognise the fire risk storing hand sanitiser in bulk creates.
We have already had numerous companies contact us regarding bulk storage of this product and looking for advice.
What is Hand Sanitiser made from?
Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser is predominantly manufactured using Alcohol and Triethanolamine. The product ranges from 60 – 80% alcohol and by its nature is a highly flammable liquid and an eye and skin irritant
Pure Alcohol has a flashpoint of 13 degrees, and Sanistiser with concentrations of 70% alcohol can be as low as 15 degrees which creates a serious fire hazard if storing the product in bulk on your premises.
As with any flammable liquid, it is essential when storing bulk quantities that adequate safety measures are taken.
Flammable materials must not be stored near exits, electrical equipment or heating equipment. They should always be stored in a separate, well-ventilated storage area, away from potential sources of ignition. If the material is removed from its original container, it must be placed into a container that is appropriate for flammable materials.
We recommend storing flammable Hand Santiser in a certified safety cabinet or with bulk quantities above 1000 Litres in an external store that is bunded and has a certified Fire Resistance.
For specialist advice for how to safely handle and store Hand Sanitiser please contact Chemstore today for a free no obligations site assessment or to discuss your specific concerns.Chemstore Summer Shutdown
Chemstore will be closing its doors in production this Friday 24th July at 13:30 for two weeks summer break.
Please note there will be no Chemstore unit deliveries during the shutdown.
We will be reopening on Monday 10th August at 8:00
For urgent enquiries, please email email@example.com and one of the team will be in contact.
Chemstore is delighted to announce the launch of our online shop, Chem-eShop. This online store will fetaure the majority of Chemstore products such as personal protective equipment, saftey cabinets, bunded spill pallets and much more.
Chem-eShop can be accessed by clicking the hyperlink below this image.Chemstore Joins NISO
NISO Mission Statement:
“To create the conditions where Irish workplaces are among the safest and healthiest in Europe through;
Chemstore are excited to partake in the many events planned in 2020 including the;
Find out more here by visiting Niso Events
Chemstore Proud to Introduce LIT Scholarship Programme
It is with great pride that we are announcing the introduction of the Chemstore LIT Scholarship in collaboration with Limerick Institue of Technology
Chemstore are honoured to become part of a “life changing” intiative that enables successful candidates with funding the pursue their studies in industry specific undergraduate programmes.
“LIT student scholarships aim to alleviate financial strain experienced by targeted student, allowing the recipients to concentrate fully on their education and finish their course of study. The programme has proved hugely successful and popular among students who may otherwise struggle to attend college.”
The scholarship allows Chemstore to invest in future talent and develop students with the skills needed to work directly in industry.
The successful candidate Abigail McCann will also take part in a summer internship working directly with Chemstore in the development of our compliance management software Chemstore Connect both on the LIT campus and in other industrial based clients of Chemstore.
The Scholarship awards took place at the Millenium Theatre on the LIT Moylish main campus on January 16th and was a very enjoyable evening to be a part of. To hear some of the past recipients of the award speak on the impact it had made was the highlight.
Deputy President of LIT Students’ Union, Jade Foynes said,
“I would encourage all the sponsors to never underestimate the difference you are making by investing in a student’s potential. Your investment changes lives, it most definitely changed me,” said the Leaders@LIT recipient.
Managing Director of Chemstore, Shane O’Carroll said,
“Chemstore are delighted to join this programme and would like to congratulate Abigail on being the first recipient of the Chemstore Scholarship. We are excited to continue our great relationship with LIT and to be a part of further initiatives in the future. I’d like to thank and congratulate Liam Browne and his team for the brilliant work they are doing, the future is in safe hands with so many talented people now emerging from the institute and beginning their careers in industry.”
Please enjoy this short clip LIT have put together from this year’s Awards Ceremony.
CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd is committed to conducting its business in accordance with all applicable Data Protection laws and regulations in line with the highest standards of ethical conduct.
This policy outlines the expected behaviours of CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd employees and any third parties in relation to the use, retention, disclosure, transfer and destruction of any personal data belonging to a Data Subject CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd is associated with.
Organisational methods for keeping data secure are essential and CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd believes that it is good practice to keep clear records supported by strong procedures. Line managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with the principles of the GDPR and to adhere to CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd’s Data Protection Policy.
This policy is designed to comply with the requirements set out under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
This policy will be implemented in conjunction with the other CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd Data Privacy documents including:
|Data||Information in a form that can be processed. It includes both automated data and manual data.|
|Automated data||Any information on computer or information recorded with the intention of putting it on a computer.|
|Manual data||Information that is kept as part of a relevant filing system, or with the intention that it should form part of a relevant filing system.|
|Data Controller||A person who (either alone or with others) controls the contents and use of personal data. A data controller is the individual or the legal person who controls and is responsible for the keeping and use of the personal information on computer or in a structured manual file.|
|Data Processor||A person who processes personal data on behalf of a data controller but does not include an employee of a data controller who processes such data in the course of his employment. If an organisation or person holds or processes personal data but does not exercise responsibility for or control over the personal data, then they are deemed to be a “data processor”.|
|Data Protection Officer (DPO)||A CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd officer with responsibility for the Data Protection compliance of the organisation.|
|Data Subject||A data subject is an individual who is the subject of personal data that is held by a data controller or processed by a data processor|
Data Protection Impact Statement (DPIA)
A DPIA describes the process designed to identify the risks arising out of the processing of personal data and minimisation of these risks as far and as early as possible. DPIAs are important tools for negating risk, and for demonstrating compliance, including ongoing compliance, with the GDPR.
|GDPR||The new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – Regulation 2016/679 which comes into effect in May 2018 and replaces the current Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and the Irish Data Protection Acts.|
|Personal data||Data relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from the data or from the data in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of a data controller.|
|Processing||Processing means performing any operation or set of operations on data, including:
· Obtaining, recording or keeping data;
· Collecting, organising, storing, altering or adapting the data;
· Retrieving, consulting or using the data;
· Disclosing the information or data by transmitting;
· Disseminating or otherwise making it available;
· Aligning, combining, blocking, erasing or destroying the data.
|Retention Policy||How long will CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd hold an individual’s personal data? This will be influenced by a number of factors. Data must be retained for the least amount of time and will be stored securely and deleted at the appropriate time.|
|Sensitive Personal Data||Any personal data relating to a person’s racial origin; political opinions or religious or other beliefs; physical or mental health; sexual life’; criminal convictions or the alleged commission of an offence; trade union membership.|
Pursuant to the GDPR, the personal data that CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd holds will be:
Legal Basis for collecting data
CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will process Personal Data in accordance with all applicable laws and contractual obligations. CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will not process personal data unless at least one of the following requirements are met:
Rights of Users
Right to be informed.
The privacy notice supplied to individuals in regard to the processing of their personal data will be written in clear, plain language which is concise, transparent and easily accessible.
Where data is obtained directly from the data subject, information regarding whether the provision of personal data is part of a statutory or contractual requirement and the details of the categories of personal data, as well as any possible consequences of failing to provide the personal data, will be provided. Where data is not obtained directly from that data subject, information regarding the source the personal data originates from and whether it came from publicly accessible sources, will be provided.
Right to access. Any Data Subject may contact CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd to confirm whether or not the Data Subject’s personal data is being processed. The categories of personal data processed will be clarified as well as the purposes for processing, the categories of recipients to whom personal data have been or will be disclosed and the envisaged storage period or criteria to determine that period. Where a request is manifestly unfounded, excessive or repetitive, a reasonable fee will be charged. All requests will be responded to without delay and at the latest, within one month of receipt.
Right to withdraw consent. Where consent is the basis for the processing of data the Data Subject may withdraw the consent at any time by contacting the DPO.
Right to rectification. Any Data Subject has the right to have inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored about them rectified. Requests for rectification will be responded to within one month; this will be extended by two months where the request is complex.
Right to object. In case processing is based on a legitimate interest to run, maintain and develop the business CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd, any Data Subject has the right to object at any time to processing of the Data Subject’s personal data unless for the provision of business or if CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd demonstrate other compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override the Data Subject’s interests, rights and freedoms, or for legal claims. Notwithstanding any consent granted beforehand for direct marketing purposes, any Data Subject has the right to prohibit CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd from using his/her personal data for direct marketing purposes, by contacting the DPO or by unsubscribing from direct marketing messages.
Right to restriction of processing. Individuals have the right to block or suppress CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd processing of personal data. The processing of personal data will be restricted:
Right to data portability. Any Data Subject has the right to receive Data Subject’s personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Right to erasure. Data Subjects may request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. This would include:
CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd may object to a request for erasure:
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and Data Protection Design
PIAs are compulsory under the GDPR. It is essentially a risk assessment of proposed processing of personal data that is likely to result in a high risk of the data subject’s rights. A PIA must be carried out prior to commencing that processing. It should be noted that if CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd comes to the attention of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, the PIA will be the first line of defence.
Conducting a PIA will improve awareness in CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd of the data protection risks associated with a project. Carrying out a PIA is good practice and a useful tool to help CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd as Data Controller to comply with protection law. This will help to improve the design of your project and enhance your communication about data privacy risks with relevant stakeholders. Some of the benefits of conducting a DPIA are as follows:
Data Protection by design means embedding data privacy features and data privacy enhancing technologies directly into the design of projects at an early stage. This will help to ensure better and more cost-effective protection for individual data privacy.
Data Protection Officer (DPO)
A DPO will be appointed to:
The DPO will report to the highest level of management at CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd. Sufficient resources will be provided to the DPO to enable them to meet their GDPR requirements.
Direct marketing can be described as the communication (by whatever means) of any advertising or marketing material which is directed at particular individuals. Consent is central to the rules on direct marketing and CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will strive to obtain an individual’s consent before sending any marketing material. To be valid, consent must be knowingly and freely given, clear and specific. CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will keep a clear record of what has been consented to, when are where this consent has been obtained so that compliance may be demonstrated in the event of a complaint.
The clearest way of obtaining consent is to invite the customer to tick an opt-in box confirming that they wish to receive marketing messages via specific channels. CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will strive, in conjunction with their IT Support, to ensure that communication involves a positive action on the part of the individual to consent to direct marketing. There will be a clear and positive statement explaining that the action indicates consent to receive marketing messages from CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd. Best practice is to provide an unticked opt-in box and invite the person to confirm their agreement by ticking. CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will ensure that the language used is clear and easy to understand.
The right to object to marketing is absolute and CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd must stop processing for these purposes when someone objects. This is so for business to business marketing.
Data Access Request (DAR) and Data Rectification or Deletion Requests (DRDR) – Procedures
Data Protection Training
All CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd employees that have access to Personal Data will have their responsibilities under this policy outlined to them as part of their staff induction training.
Further information and guidance can be obtained on the Data Protection Commissioner’s website www.dataprotection.ie.
In the course of its role as Data Controller, CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd engages a number of Data Processors to process Personal Data on its behalf. In each case, a formal, written contract is in place with the Processor, outlining their obligations in relation to the Personal Data, the specific purpose or purposes for which they are engaged, and the understanding that they will process the data in compliance with the Irish Data Protection legislation and the GDPR.
These Data Processors include:
– FBS Business Systems
– Pegasus Opera
– Finance Providers
– O’Carroll Crane Hire & Haulage
– Aqua Trans International Ltd.
– Gore Transport
This list may be amended as required.
Sending Personal Data Outside the EEA
Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the EEA unless that county or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will transfer personal data only where the organisation receiving the personal data has provided adequate safeguards. Individuals’ rights must be enforceable and effective legal remedies for individuals must be available following the transfer.
CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd will use Model Contract Clauses, Binding Contract Rules or Binding Corporate Rules for Processor or other contractual arrangements in order to establish adequate safeguards to protect the rights and provide remedies to Data Subjects where their data is transferred outside the EEA.
Data Protection Breach
Any loss of personal data in paper or digital format will be responded to and managed in accordance with CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd data Security Breach Procedures and in compliance with the provisions set out in the Data Protection Commissioner’s personal data Security Breach Code of Practice and available at https://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Data_Security_Breach_Code_of_Practice/1082.htm
It is essential that all incidents (including suspected incidents) which give rise to the risk of unauthorised disclosure, loss, destruction or alteration or personal data are reported without delay to the DPO.
Incidents can include:
A data protection breach can happen for a number of reasons, including:
In the event of a data breach happening, the DPO must be notified immediately. it must not be assumed that someone else has already notified the breach.
The breach should be notified using a Personal Data Security Breach Form set out in Appendix 1 of this policy.
The DPO will assess the breach and make a decision on the next steps to be taken.
After a review of the breach by the DPO, if the data breached affects the rights of a data subject, the DPO will inform the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner of the breach within 72 hours of CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd becoming aware of the breach.
A summary of any data breach that occurs, containing the facts relating to the personal data breach, its effects and the remedial action taken, will be recorded in a log maintained by the DPO.
Chemstore Introduces the Firevault DNV GL 2.7-2 module
Chemstore is proud to introduce the world’s first DNV2.7-2 certified hazardous materials safety store. The Firevault module is a next generation design that will drastically reduce risk, downtime, and liability when working with hazardous materials in zoned areas on an offshore rig.
The DNV2.7-2 Firevault is the only Module Type 5 Functional Group 6 (Flammable Material/Paint Store) available to the Global Oil & Gas sector that allows the Duty Holder to be compliant with DNV2.7-2, the HSE Safety Case Regulation 2015, PFEER 2015 and DSEAR 2002 and meets the needs of the HID Regulatory Model by mitigating or preventing major hazard risks with flammables offshore.
The Firevault provides seamless management of hazardous materials in the most critical environments backed by Chemstore Connect, a powerful software platform for the management of hazardous materials. The Firevault is designed to increase the safety, productivity and profitability of your offshore operations.
25 years in Business
Introducing Chemstore Connect
A key strength of Chemstore throughout its history has been anticipating and responding to the needs of the marketplace. By actively pursuing an innovative product strategy we are positioned to deliver real benefits to our customers now and into the future.
A testament to Chemstore’s ongoing product development and improvement initiatives is a growing blue-chip client base in locations across the globe spanning a wide array of sectors and applications. Recently of most note would be the development of our groundbreaking software platform Chemstore Connect. Over the last 18 months, we have been working tirelessly to develop a software that enables you with the essential tools for compliance on your site. By trialing the platform with key clients from heavy industry, food processing, education and the oil & gas sectors we are now able to introduce a product that creates unquestioned value for any organisation who handles hazardous materials on site. Connect is the critical final segment in our offering to you that guarantees a solution to manage and eliminate the risks with hazardous materials on your site.
Find out more by downloading our Connect Brochure
CMS Chemstore Engineering Ltd. is a family led SME headquartered in Limerick, Ireland and our UK Engineering office based in Putney, London. The company was founded in February 1993 and we have commenced our 25th successful year in business.
Chemstore as an organisation enable our clients to create a safer workplace for their employees. We provide an all-encompassing range of tried and tested products & services designed to eliminate the risks with hazardous material storage and handling on site. All our manufacturing of highly certified modules for the storage of various classes of hazardous materials & critical equipment is undertaken in Ireland and our quality standards are what make Chemstore the market leading provider of safety solutions. We’ve achieved that distinction through best practice, faultless service, and trusted products.
To mark the occasion we wanted tell our story that spans three decades.. we wanted to share with you where it all began, our core values, our achievements, the value we create for our clients and our exciting plans for the future. Please watch our video below:
Chemstore core values & goals
We firmly believe that every employee should feel safe in the workplace.
Every person who goes to work each day expects to complete their shift without succumbing to harm. At Chemstore we know in order for this to be possible in industrial environments, every employee should know exactly what hazards exist in their workplace and the knowledge to best manage these risks.
Our ultimate goal as an organisation is to eliminate the risks when storing and handling hazardous materials. Chemstore as company wants all our valued clients to feel that you have created a safer workplace for your employees and instil a pride in your company that it is a safe place to work.
Chemstore cares more
We’ve been designing, manufacturing and installing safe storage solutions for over 25 years and we know that our products are only half of the story. We take pride in building longstanding relationships and on providing the best possible advice, based on a thorough understanding of our customers’ business needs. With us, you’re in safe hands.
For us, safety can only be achieved through quality. It’s a standard that everyone at Chemstore strives for, and it runs through everything we do. So we always aim to provide high-quality products, on time, with excellent service and at the lowest cost. And to make sure that we’re on the right track, we’re committed to listening to our customers and to act on their feedback.
We are certified to the internationally-recognised ISO 9001 quality management standard and we’re constantly striving to improve our service whenever we can. Our employees are encouraged to suggest better, safer ways of working, and we believe in maintaining transparent business processes.
It’s a way of working that takes commitment, investment and long-term vision, but the results we deliver and the reassurance that we provide is well worth the effort.
2017 has been an exciting year for Chemstore as an organisation with key goals achieved and challenges overcome. As the year draws to a close we are looking forward to the holidays and have already some very exciting projects planned in early 2018 as we enter our 25th year in business!
As we reflect on the year 2017, we realise that it is clients, like you that make reaching our goals possible. Working together with you, we have strived to achieve our goals and would like to thank you for your custom and input.
At this time of year rather than issuing corporate gifts, Chemstore donate vital funds to a very worthwhile cause. This year we have selected the Mid West Simon Community who do extraordinary work to assist the homeless people particularly as Christmas can be such a challenging time. The Simon Community provide vital aid through the following services:
“The Simon Community depend very heavily on the generosity of the public and the corporate sector to enable us to provide a range of essential services to those most in need. Your support allows us to help people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or experiencing housing difficulties.”
Chemstore is proud to donate to the Mid West Simon Community and look forward to getting involved in further fundraising events and campaigns in 2018.
Chemstore Secures 2 Year Contract with Irish Rail
Earlier this week Chemstore were proud announce the completion of the first batch of TER (telecommunications equipment rooms) units for Irish Rail. This is part of a two year national contract secured by Chemstore.
This project is being closely managed from design phase all the way through the production & delivery ensuring the highest level of quality is delivered.
This key contract is a testimony to our constant goal to develop and improve solutions for the safe storage of hazardous material and critical equipment. It outlays a new market for Chemstore to serve and working with such a key national organisation for transport is a proud undertaking for the Chemstore team.
The purpose of this project was to meet Iarnród Éireann’s requirements for TER’s for use at a number of locations on the rail infrastructure to accommodate railway telecommunications equipment & technology.
The equipment room comprises of a concept of relocatable buildings, comprising of a single room with no raised sub-floor.
One standard room is sized as follows: Internal measurements 3.6m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 2.6m (H).
The equipment rooms fully comply with the BR 1615 specification.
There is one Mitsubishi wall mounted inverter heat pump and air conditioning cassette unit has been fitted to each unit delivering 2.5Kw on cooling and delivering 3.2Kw on heating.
A single zone fire alarm system with smoke detector has been fitted in the room complying with BS 5839 and current Irish legal requirements.
All fluorescent fittings inside the building incorporate battery back-up lighting providing three hours backup. All external bulkhead lights also provide three hours backup. All light fittings are rated to IP65.
The first three units left our manufacturing plant this week as can be seen below:
This project required extensive planning to guarantee that each design criteria was produced for our client. The detailed specification requirements were closely assessed by our highly skilled design team and the TER units were produced and managed via our ISO 90001 accredited Quality Management System ensuring the end product was exactly what Irish Rail required.