Catering for Storage of Dangerous Goods
Warehousing is an integral part of our business and wider
supply chain. We, at Aramex, therefore decided to propose a separate
state-of-the-art facility for Dangerous Goods (HazMat) storage in Dubai
South free zone area - not only to ensure the health and safety of our
people, but also due to the high volume of demand to further enhance our
storage capacity. The new warehouses are temperature controlled and
designed to meet Dubai South, Dubai Municipality, NFPA, LEED, TAPA,
ISO18001 and ISO14001 requirements. One temperature controlled warehouse
is intended for General Storage, the other for Dangerous Goods.
The primary objectives for establishing the HazMat warehouse are to
store a broad range of chemicals and to cater for market requirements.
Our HazMat warehouse has a built area of 10,000 Sq.m and has been
constructed to meet industrial standards for DG/NDG goods. The warehouse
is fully equipped with a state of the art fire alarm system and
firefighting facilities. For firefighting, a very effective and potent
foam expansion system is in place, coupled with a cutting-edge VESDA
warning system (EWS) that continuously monitors air quality. In view of
the high-risk operations taking place within the building, all fixtures
and MEP systems are explosion proof (ATEX), which helps ensure that any
spark, if generated, will be contained. The facility is also equipped
with a network of drain lines and holding tanks for each compartment -
this is in line with strict regulations and helps manage chemical wastes
in accordance with Dubai Municipality regulations.
The facility has four compartments strictly reserved for specific DG
class, each with fire-rated panels giving 2 hours’ fire rating. This
results in better management and helps avert accidents caused by
chemical reactions. With strict HSE and Security Protocols in place,
only trained staff members are allowed to operate the facility.