Here at Lely, we consider the safety of people and cows our top priority. Chemicals can be dangerous goods, meaning it is important to know how to properly handle these products both when in use and also when in storage. This handling and use may also vary according to your situation.

Every situation is unique. Just think of local laws and regulations which can differ by country: they can even mean something different for your farm and for your neighbor’s farm. Meeting these requirements isn’t always black and white, so it is important to understand the reasoning behind them to be able to apply them to your own situation, to ensure a safe situation for you, your family, employees, cows and the environment.   


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Blog with our chemical experts

Do you know which products are dangerous goods? How to recognize them? How to proper store them? What to do in case of an emergency?

Get more perspective on chemical safety and storage by following the blog with our experts. They address several topics by sharing real examples, practical tips and go into discussion based on their different professional backgrounds. 

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The basics

Safe storage where it is allowed and possible

Think of a separated and dark environment with escape routes, constant temperature and ventilation. It is important that there is a clear, visible identification and fixed allocation of the product. So that you, but also your employees, never miss out. Use spill pallets and chemical cabinets for the products intended for this and add Lely chemical charts with safety instructions. In addition, make sure that all aids are present, such as an eyewash, personal protection equipment, first aid facilities, fire extinguishing facilities and safety data sheets. Please comply with the national regulations and guidelines for storing chemicals.

Protect yourself and the environment

Think of personal protection equipment such as wearing gloves and safety glasses or a face shield. Don’t be rushed and ensure a clean and organized work environment. Make sure you know what you are doing, you are familiar with the products and that you know how you can work with them safely. Please read the Safety Data Sheet in order to comply with the national Health & Safety legislation that applies to workplaces.

Why our partnerships?

Every farmer in the world has to make decisions daily for their farm. Choices both for themselves and their business. But they do not need to do this on their own. They have the help of advisors to find the right solutions and steer their business in the right direction.

More and more of you are choosing Lely as a long-term partner. That is because every day our products and services allow you to take another step towards your desired results. We are by your side with the right people, who are skilled and highly trained.