Storing goods and materials

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What does this involve?

Read the Business Gateway guide to storing goods and materials to learn how to assess and reduce the risks involved. Your business has a legal duty to protect health and safety – not only of staff and customers, but also of anyone else who comes into contact with its operations.

View the guide for advice about:

  • using shelves, racks and pallets safely
  • storing dangerous or hazardous materials
  • storing waste and food
  • minimising the risks of good storage

By applying measures to fulfil your legal duty, you may also reduce waste and pollution and make other savings in the process.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

How long does this take?

It takes 4 minutes to read up on the safe storage of goods and materials.

Important information

Contact your local Business Gateway office for further business advice and support.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for information on safely storing good and materials.  You can also explore other online resources on employee health and safety.

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