Description of Incident
During high winds, a bunded COSHH Storage Container being held at an onshore storage yard toppled over. As it fell it struck a concrete
barrier and caused damage to the unit sliding doors. The incident was captured on CCTV.
• There were no persons in the area at the time
• The container was empty and therefore no
spillage of chemicals
• These containers have a high centre of gravity when empty
Good Practice Guidance
If storing these units empty, it is recommended, if possible, they are placed up against other containers or in a location that is not as susceptible to wind.