Approved Used Hazardous Material Stores

Here at Chemstore we understand that budgets desired may not be available to the Health & Safety Department in your organisation. Unfortunately the lowest price on the market doesn’t provide the quality required for you to achieve the highest level of safety on your site. With that in mind Chemstore have made a pledge to maintain the highest quality standards, therefore we have refurbished a fleet of our ex rental and used hazardous material stores which are kept in stock in our facility. This means our customers have the option to work with lower budgets while still obtaining the highest quality product on the market – manufactured by Chemstore.


Chemstore offer a wide range of used hazardous material stores which have been re certified tested to guarantee the Chemstore pledge of the highest quality standards. The type of products in stock will vary from time to time but we generally hold 10 to 15 units on an ongoing basis. All units have been re-manufactured, refinished , signage upgraded and re-tested to meet current standards with Leak Test Certification provided.


Contact one of our Sales Engineers today for full information.


Buyback & Trade In Programs

If you have old, non compliant, damaged or unused hazardous storage equipment, please contact us. We buy back this type of equipment on a regular basis and we can ensure that a reasonable value is achieved on your unused resource. We can either purchase the equipment straight or give an allowance against new or Approved Used equipment.


Contact us to find out more about our buyback & trade in programs.

Bund Testing

In order to comply fully with the requirements of the Water Pollution Act 1997, 1990 it is imperative that bund testing is carried out on a regular basis.

A bund is defined as a secondary containment facility designed to prevent leaking contents from contaminating the environment.

A bund must be structurally strong enough to withhold the pressures exerted if it had to contain the full contents of the primary tank plus a factor of 10% volume (initially designated volume factor to recognise the presence of rainfall in external bunded areas). A bund must also be impervious to the liquid stored in the tank and to water, as this is the test medium used.



The standard protocols that apply to bund tests:

  • Bunds should be tested at least every three years. However, it is recommended to test more frequently in certain cases such as highly sensitive environmental areas.
  • The testing period is gauged when bunds are filled to the minimum capacity and monitored for loss after a 6 hour, 24 hour or 5 day test period.
  • The bund must be constructed of a compatible material capable of containing the liquid being stored. A common error found in the industry is storing corrosive liquids in a steel bund which is highly likely to corrode and leak over time


Bulk tanks for storing fuel, oil and chemicals often pose the greatest spillage risk on site. The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations 2001 requires sound tanks and bunding of 110% of the capacity of the bulk tank to contain a spill should it occur.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Pollution Guideline PPG2 recommends that bulk storage tanks should consist of:

  • Reinforced Concrete Construction
  • Base and walls impermeable to water and oil
  • Any fill or draw off pipe should be located within the bund or, if not, adequately protected by secondary containment

Our Bund Repair & Testing service involves:

  • Visual inspection of bund
  • Hydro Static bund test in accordance with legislation
  • Bund Fault Report, if necessary
  • Bund repairs
  • Full certificate of bund

Common Problems with Bunds:

  • Damaged Wall
  • Pipe existing through bund wall
  • Oil penetration through wall
  • Plant life in bund

Contact our certified engineers today for full information on the Chemstore bund testing service.




Chemstore products, including the wide range of bunded safety stores and chemical storage equipment that we design and manufacture, are readily available to purchase or rent. Rental arrangements can be tailored to suit site specific and budgetary requirements as needed.


Key benefits of the Chemstore rental service:

  • Finance / rental plans customised to suit customer requirements
  • New & used products available to buy or rent at discounted rates
  • Discounts offered for long term rental plan
  • Rentals to suit temporary storage during disruptive site refurbishment or building projects
  • Approved units for contractor use on multinational sites
  • Rentals rates offered on all Chemstore products

All rental agreements are subject to Chemstore’s standard terms & conditions. Contact our Accounts manager Adrian Murphy for full information today.

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Chemical Hazard Awareness & Spill Response Training

At Chemstore we believe the highest standards need to be maintained in all areas of your workplace therefore it is our pledge to provide you with highest level of service. As members of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) our training courses have been approved by the federation in the UK and currently our training directors David O’Carroll, Stephen Mansell & Tom Hanly are aiming to have Chemstore courses IOSH approved.

Chemstore offers a highly certified on-site training course to leading organisations in Ireland & the UK.  These courses ensure compliance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005, address Industry Best Practice and allow clients to meet EA & EPA requirements for the storage, use and handling of Hazardous Materials.

Chemstore’s training courses enables your workforce to anticipate, react and alleviate chemical mishaps as far as reasonably practicable in the workplace.


The training courses have been developed in accordance with HSE & HSA guidelines and best industry practice.

Chemical Hazard Awareness & Spill Response Training is designed to increase awareness of Hazardous Materials in the workplace and enable operators to safely react to spills on-site.


The Topics covered under this course include:

  • Requirement of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005.
  • What is a Hazardous Substance?
  • Identifying Hazardous Substances.
  • Health impacts of exposure.
  • Identify risks associated with chemical use.
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Explained.
  • Personnel Protection Equipment – Overview.
  • Practical Chemical Spill Demonstration.
  • Fire Extinguisher/Fire Blanket use for Chemical Spill.
  • Immediate first aid action for chemical burns.
  • General Principles of Chemical Safety.
  • Emergency Plans
  • Site Familiarization
  • An understanding of SDS and how to use the data for risk assessments.
  • The knowledge to predict a chemical’s behaviour if released.

Course Requirements

  • Maximum number per session is 12 people.
  • Duration 3 Hours.
  • On site requirements – well lit and ventilated room & area for demonstration.
  • Presentation Notes.
  • Issue of Attendance Certificates.

For full information on the courses provided, contact one of training directors today.

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Site Assessment

Having over 26 years experience of working closely with our valued customers has enabled us here at Chemstore realise that assessing hazardous material storage and handling requirements over the phone or via email can often prove difficult for our clients. Our experienced team of engineers are here to help you achieve compliance on your site and we feel it is important we come to meet you on your site to help you complete your goal.

As part of our continuous commitment to our clients, Chemstore offers a Free Site Assessment Report service. This service includes a visit by one of our highly experienced engineers who will carry out an initial inspection and risk assessment of your site. A written report is then produced with recommendations. This report will assess compliance with environmental and safety requirements under the following legislation and standards:

  • Health, Safety & Welfare at Work 2005
  • HSE Health & Safety Guidance Notes (G)51, (G)71, (G)76 & (G)97
  • EPA & EA requirements
  • DSEAR Regulations
  • ISO 14000-1
  • ATEX 95 & 137 Directives
  • COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
  • BS 7750
  • IPC Licensing

Topics Covered

  • Hazardous / Pollutant Material Storage
  • Hazardous / Pollutant Material Bunding & Segregation
  • Emergency Spill Response
  • Laboratory Safety – Hazmat & Gas
  • Safe Handling of Hazardous Materials
  • Safe Dispensing of Hazardous Materials
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Signage Requirements
  • Training Requirements under Health, Safety & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Static Electricity Management for Highly Flammable Substances
  • Waste Streams, Safe Materials & Storage
  • Gas Storage & Management