20ft Chemical Store Containers

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1. Container Specifications:

First, the container itself must be structurally sound and weatherproof. It should be constructed from durable materials, typically steel, and must be free from leaks and significant corrosion. The container should also be designed to withstand the storage of hazardous materials.

2. Ventilation:

Proper ventilation is essential. The container must have adequate ventilation systems to prevent the accumulation of fumes and gases, which can be hazardous. This typically involves installing air vents or mechanical ventilation systems.

3. Spill Containment:

A key regulation is spill containment. The container must have a spill containment system, such as a raised grated floor with a sump underneath, to capture any leaks or spills. This system must be able to contain at least 110% of the volume of the largest container stored within.

4. Fire Safety:

Fire safety measures are critical. The container should be equipped with appropriate fire suppression systems, such as fire extinguishers or sprinkler systems. Additionally, the materials used inside the container should be fire-resistant.

5. Signage:

Clear and visible signage is required. The container must display hazard signs, indicating the types of chemicals stored, along with any relevant hazard symbols and emergency contact information.

6. Access Control:

Access to the chemical store must be controlled. The container should be securely locked, with access restricted to authorized personnel only. It’s also important to have procedures in place for safe entry and exit.

7. Environmental Considerations:

Environmental regulations must be adhered to. The container should be positioned away from drains and watercourses to prevent contamination in the event of a spill. Additionally, regular inspections and maintenance are required to ensure ongoing compliance.

8. Legal Compliance:

Finally, ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations. This includes obtaining any necessary permits and adhering to guidelines set by regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

By following these regulations, you can ensure that your chemical store container is safe, secure, and compliant with all necessary legal requirements. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us.


We are one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of high quality shipping containers with a client base built up over 30 years, consisting of blue chip companies like Network Rail and UK Power networks. We rely on repeat business and recommendation not on advertising. The majority of our customers purchase containers without actually viewing them first, placing an enormous amount of trust in us, their chosen supplier. We believe that this is an easier, more convenient and efficient use of our clients' time. Where possible we will send out pictures of the containers they will purchase prior to delivery. The most important part of our service is giving advice and making sure that the customer buys the best container to suit their needs. Please see the Advice section on this website. We also boast that we supply the highest quality at the lowest prices and offer a price promise to back up this claim. We don’t like to be beaten on price and will do everything we can to honor this pledge.

We are committed to providing quality products at market leading prices. We cannot guarantee to be the cheapest every time, but If you have a written quote that is better than ours please challenge us to match or beat it!

what our clients say about us

Quick to organise and super convenient

“I just wanted to thank you for the service you’ve provided for us, the containers are very smart. I was out of the office when your team delivered the container at Didcot, but by all accounts, my guys were impressed by the driver's skill in replacing our old unit. Please pass on my thanks to your team.”

Andy Dunlop, Chelmsford

Very personable service

“Dealt with all the large container suppliers and capital containers are without a doubt the best, competitive prices, tidy boxes and fantastic service.”

Alfie Young, GB

Quick to organise and super convenient

“Quick to organise and super convenient. I needed short term storage for a 2-bed house move, and this fit the bill. Great price, staff are accessible and friendly, and there were no issues at all. Highly recommend”

Matt, GB

Capital containers have been very…

“Capital containers have been very helpful in getting us containers, they have been fast and very profession I the progress and will keep on using them.”

Hugh Boyd-Lambley, GB

“Many thanks for the use of your storage areas…They were clean, good size and very easy to access.”


We have an extremely hard working and dedicated team trained to deliver your container with both expertise and efficiency.