- Storage areas should be cool and well ventilated.
- Do not store aerosols near stock room entrances and exits. Adequate access gangwaysshould be provided and maintained to enable the stock room or store to be evacuatedrapidly.
- Do not store aerosols near any source of heat.
- Do not store aerosols in direct sunlight.
- Do not allow smoking in storage areas.
- Take care when splitting up packs of aerosols – the use of knives or sharp implementsmay pierce cans. The use of a concealed safety knife is recommended.
- Make sure that stacks of aerosols are level and stacked evenly. This will ensure thatthey do not spray off before they get to the customer.
- Do not put heavy items on top of aerosols.
- Be careful when you are moving aerosols around and make sure that they are notdamaged.
- Do not move stacks of aerosols by pulling them by the plastic shrink wrapping.
- Remove damaged or leaking aerosols immediately and take them to a well ventilatedarea (ideally outside)where there is no source of ignition.
- Avoid keeping aerosols in basements.
- Bear in mind that aerosol propellants are heavier than air and so, if the aerosols areleaking, the flammable propellant may collect at low points or in basements.
- Never incinerate aerosol products regardless of whether they are full or empty as thiscan be hazardous to personnel.