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Raw materials control / sampling

This Technical Measures Document refers to the ‘cradle to grave’ approach to prevent an unwanted chemical being used in a plant resulting in a major accident or hazard. A chemical can be a contaminant, raw material, reactant, intermediate, by-product or product.

See also Technical Measures Documents on:

The relevant Level 2 Criterion is 5.2.1.9(50).

General principles

The following aspects should be considered with respect to Raw Materials Control/Sampling:

The following issues may contribute towards a major accident or hazard.

Contributory factors for an assessor to consider concerning raw material delivery, test and storage

The Safety Report should address the following points:

Contributory factors for an assessor to consider during plant production

The Safety Report should address the following points:

Major hazards

The Safety Report should address the following points:

Codes of Practice relating to raw materials control / sampling

The following publications can be used as guidance material relating to safety issues surrounding the testing and sampling of raw materials:

Further reading material

The following British Standards are useful references for quality assurance issues surrounding the testing and sampling of raw materials:

Case studies illustrating the importance of raw materials control / sampling

2019-07-22