Storing Hand Sanitizer – A Flammable Liquid

Since hand sanitizer has become a necessity and classroom staple, it’s more important than ever to practice safe storage practices for flammable and combustible liquids. Not only can they readily ignite and burn intensely, they can spread quickly and easily overcome the protection of a sprinkler system.

Flammable liquid storage cabinets meet specific design and construction criteria to ensure safe storage. Not more than 1,230 gallons of flammable or combustible liquids may be stored in a single cabinet.

Follow these best practices for safe storage:

  • Cabinet doors should always be kept closed and latched.
  • Liquid containers, including approved safety cans, should be kept in the storage cabinet when not in use.
  • Each storage cabinet should be consciously labeled: “FLAMMABLE — KEEP FIRE AWAY.”
  • Store only flammable or combustible liquids in the cabinet. Acids, caustics, and other hazardous materials should be stored in the cabinet.