OCP for Storage of Inflammable

Purpose: This procedure is to be used as guidelines for storing of all inflammable materials like paint, thinner, diesel, hardener.

Scope:  Storage of paint & thinner

Responsibilities:       Operational: Store keeper

                                    Supervisory: Shift supervisor, Stores In charge

                                    Overall:  Production Superintendant

Operating Criteria: Handling and Storage of Inflammables


  1. Hazardous (Flammable materials) like Oils, Paints & Thinners to be stored in designated locations only.
  2. Locations should be properly labeled.
  3. Fire-fighting equipment shall be placed near the location and store personnel must be aware of fire Risks and fire fighting.
  4. Other Flammable stock should not be available near the Location (Minimum of 3 m away from boundary)
  5. Location should be away from Electrical panels & Hot work areas
  6. Location should not be on edge of narrow Fork Lift paths.
  7. Boundary should be marked in Red paint.
  8. Drums should not be stacked more than 2 nos vertically.
  9. Store in well-ventilated, dry place away from sources of heat & direct sunlight.
  10. MSDS to be displayed at points of Storage.
  11. All the storage areas should be identified using signage.
  12. Do not use Benzene / Diesel / thinner for cleaning hands.

Points of Checking:

  1. Container should be tightly closed.
  2. Do not use pressure to empty containers.
  3. All sources of ignition should be excluded from the areas of preparation and application.
  4. Smoking, Eating & drinking is prohibited in the storage and application areas of these flammables.
  5. Container should be closed & kept in upright condition.

   Actions in case of deviations:

  1. In case of inhalation, move to fresh air, keep patient warm & at rest. If breathing is irregular & stopped give artificial respiration.
  2. In case of eye contact irrigate copiously with clean fresh water for at-least 10 minutes, holding the eyelids apart & seek medical attention.
  3. In case of skin contact remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water or use a recognized skin cleanser. DO NOT USE SOLVENTS / THINNERS.
  4. If accidentally swallowed obtain immediate medical attention. Keep at rest. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITTING.
  5. If any problems observed inform shift supervisor immediately.


  1. List of Chemicals
  2. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  3. Accident/Incident Reports
  4. Correction and corrective actions

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