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training SELDEN - CLEANING SYSTEMS THAT PUT YOU IN CONTROL Selden Research Limited Staden Business Park, Staden Lane Buxton, Derbyshire. SK17 9RZ tel : 01298 26226 fax : 01298 26540 email : [email protected] web : www.selden.co.uk COSHH+ KIT 1 5 COSHH+ offers an easy, yet comprehensive, foundation for training your cleaning team. COSHH+ covers the essentials of chemical handling as well as product specific information tailored to your site and its chemicals. Available as a high-resolution A4 PDF file. This document, as all with all others within the Selden support systems, is highly customisable. In addition to the user guidance document, supporting A4 COSHH+ safety notices are also provided. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 bespoke - COSHH+ is bespoke to your site and its cleaning chemicals COSHH overview - what it is and what it means to your cleaning operatives golden rules - advice for handling chemicals hazard symbols - what the symbols mean and which products carry them PPE guidance - why PPE is needed and what PPE is required for your chemicals basic product information- a brief introduction to the chemicals being used dilution advice - the importance of correct dosing control general cleaning guidelines - DOs and DONTs and best practice information Example Site Unit 1,The Highstreet,Town Centre Townville, Somewhere AB1 2DE Example Site The training and support system unique to Selden Research. Provides COSHH / H&S awareness and guidance tailored to products in use at a given site. Offers a product overview to help users understand the chemicals applications, appropriate usage, PPE requirements and any other additional important factors. This document provides additional information regarding the Selden product range in use on your site. The contents of this document are here to support training or to be utilised as a reference for future use. Essential product information for each product is included, along with ‘best practice’ guidance for handling cleaning chemicals. An overview of COSHH is included. Please note, this document does not replace the proper and essential role of good training in the workplace. The employer is ultimately responsible for the welfare of their staff and this document should not be considered as a substitution for that training. COSHH+ overview & objectives Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 2 of 23 aim of COSHH? control of substance hazardous to health To protect people against risks to their health, whether immediate or delayed, from substances hazardous to health arising from a work activity COSHH is a legal objective and requirement. It is there to enforce and raise safety standards in the workplace. It is there to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents involving chemi- cals and other hazardous substances. The term ‘delayed’ is highlighted above as this is an often ignored or misunderstood term. Consider an immediate reaction – we have probably all got shampoo in our eyes – immediate discomfort. However, you can cause damage that you do not feel straight away. A delayed reaction. How many of you wear gloves when doing the washing up? Washing up liquid is a detergent. Detergent breaks down grease, proteins and oils – including the oils in your skin. Over time (repeated exposure) you can remove this oil and damage your skins ability to create this oil to protect itself. This can result in dermatitis. It may not happen today, tomorrow or in years to come. But it can happen. This is an example of delayed reaction. COSHH is based on identifying the hazard of a substance and then determining the risk… Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 3 of 23 COSHH - who is responsible? everyone! Supplier Classify and label products in accordance to government regulations Ensure correct product labelling Display (if applicable) hazard warning symbols Provide Safety Data Sheets Employer Ensure health & safety in workplace, primary responsibility for implementing COSHH Carry out Risk Assessments Provide information and training Implement Control Measures (procedures) Employee Must protect themselves and others in the workplace Comply with employer’s control measures (procedures) Use safety equipment and protective clothing Know safety precautions Adopt good practice for safe handling of chemicals Report any spillages, accidents and concerns If in doubt – ASK! COSHH is everyone’s responsibility. We are all responsible for complying with COSHH. COSHH falls under the scope of the Health and Safety at Work act. Ignorance of the law is no defence and should your actions (or inaction) cause an accident you could be charged with anything from negligence to manslaughter. Therefore, it is important that you fully understand your responsibility – not only to ensure your safety and your colleagues safety, but also to avoid falling foul of the law. This may all sound rather alarming. Thankfully, it is really very, very simple to stay legal and stay safe… Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 4 of 23 hazards & risks? hazard or risk - what is the difference? A Hazard Is the potential of a substance to cause you harm A Risk Is the likelihood that it will harm you in use, this depends on : the hazard how it is used how it is controlled who is exposed, to how much, for how long what they are doing Consider a hazardous chemical such as an oven cleaner. This is a very strong chemical and will clearly be labeled as such. It has the potential to cause harm if it is splashed onto the skin or into the eyes. We need a strong product to properly and effectively clean the oven, so we cannot mitigate or reduce the hazard of the task. However, we can manage the risk better, By ensuring we wear gloves to protect our skin and goggles to protect the eyes we reduce the risk of suffering harm. COSHH is all about identifying the hazards and managing the risks… Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 5 of 23 think safety! the golden rules of chemical safety ALWAYS treat all chemicals with respect - familiarity can breed complacency. AVOID personal contact with chemicals. Protect the skin and eyes. Avoid swallowing / inhaling. ALWAYS wear protective equipment. Use eye protection, gloves, protective work- wear, etc. ALWAYS obey instructions supplied with the chemicals - Refer to labels & safety literature. ALWAYS replace closures on containers. ALWAYS store chemicals correctly. ALWAYS ensure that safe systems of work are implemented whenever chemicals are handled. ALWAYS know the emergency first aid procedures. Pay attention to the particular hazards of individual chemicals. eg corrosives. AND NEVER indulge in horseplay. NEVER smoke, eat or drink near chemicals: use only designated areas. NEVER mix chemicals unless specialised knowledge is available. Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 6 of 23 hazard symbols understanding the hazard symbols IRRITANT Hazard (Xi) : Irritant Chemicals that may cause inflammation to the skin or other mucous membranes. This symbol covers a wide range of (sometimes relatively minor) hazards - with precautions such as avoid contact with the skin, do not breathe, etc Anyone using an irritant substance should wear eye protection such as goggles, and they should take care to wash any spills off their skin immediately. HARMFUL Hazard (Xn) : Harmful Chemicals that may cause damage to health Again, this is quite a wide ranging category. Anyone using a harmful substance should wear eye protection such as goggles, and they should take care to wash any spills off their skin immediately – or better still, reduce the risk of contact by wearing appropriate work wear and gloves. CORROSIVE May on contact cause destruction of living tissue or burns Can attack and destroy skin, eyes etc. Concentrated solutions of strong acids would be labelled with the corrosive symbol. Concentrated solutions of strong alkalis would also be labelled this way. Anyone using a corrosive substance should wear gloves and eye protection, such as goggles or a face shield. Hazard (C) : Corrosive TOXIC Chemicals that at low levels cause damage to health Anyone using a toxic or very toxic chemical would need to take great care. They should wear gloves and eye protection, and they may wear a mask over their mouth and nose or handle the chemical in well ventilated or specialist conditions. Hazard (T) : Toxic VERY TOXIC Chemicals that at low levels cause damage to health Hazard (T+) : Very Toxic HIGHLY FLAMMABLE Chemicals that may catch fire in contact with air, only need brief contact with an ignition source, have a very low flash point or evolve highly flammable gases in contact with water. Only a handful of actual cleaning chemicals fall under this category. This symbol is more often seen on aerosol containers. The chemical itself may not be flammable but the propellant that drives it out of the can is often flammable. Aerosols will always carry a warning about avoiding sources of ignition, direct sunlight and heat. Hazard (F) : Highly Flammable EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE Chemicals that have an extremely low flash point and boiling point, and gases that catch fire in contact with air. Hazard (F+) : Extremely Flammable EXPLOSIVE Chemicals that explode Hazard (E) : Explosive We know of no cleaning chemical that bears this symbol. If we discover one – we will avoid using it! This sort of chemical requires an ignition source (such as a flame or spark) but there are some substances that movement alone could trigger it! OXIDISING Chemicals that react exothermically with other chemicals Hazard (O) : Oxidising This sort of chemical is extremely rare in cleaning. Oxidising chemicals are materials that spontaneously evolve oxygen at room temperature or with slight heating, or that promote combustion. To be kept away from flammable chemicals at all costs! DANGEROUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Chemicals that may present an immediate or delayed danger to one or more components of the environment Hazard (N) : Dangerous for the Environment A rarity in the Selden product range. Selden have a very good environmental profile and avoid manufacturing chemicals bearing this symbol. Of course, product such as fly-killers invariably carry this symbol as they are supposed to be dangerous to flies and bugs! Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 7 of 23 F104: AMPHOCLEN H005: ACT ORIGINAL none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category none of the products in use are in this category Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 8 of 23 Products in Use : Required PPE B002 SELGLEEM LEMON C007 SELGUARD C009 SELDET LEMON E014 SELACTIVE F104 AMPHOCLEN H005 ACT ORIGINAL T003 KITCHEN CLEANER F104 AMPHOCLEN H005 ACT ORIGINAL Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 10 of 23 first aid - accidents can happen take the correct actions immediately Eyes Rinse immediately with plenty of water, holding the eyelids open and seek medical advice immediately if corrosive, irritant or caustic products, for all other classifications seek medical advice if effects persist. Inhalation Remove from source of vapour or spray mist and seek medical advice. Skin Wash thoroughly, (for corrosive, irritant or caustic products seek medical advice) Ingestion Remove product from mouth, Never induce vomiting, if conscious give plenty of water or milk to drink and seek medical advice.. In the event of medical advice being sought, we strongly suggest giving the material safety datash- eet to the medical practitioner. You should be aware of where the MSDS are retained on your site. In fact, we would recommend keeping a photocopy in each cleaning cupboard/store for ease and speed of access. Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 11 of 23 Product Information C007 SELGUARD hard surface sanitiser detergent Conforms to BS6471 QAP 50. Complete floor, wall and hard surface bactericidal cleaner. Ideal sanitising rinse for hospital blankets. Pleasantly perfumed. To clean, sanitise and deodorise walls, floors, working surfaces, carpets, upholstery and bed linen in hospitals, old people's homes, doctors surgeries, dentists and vets, kitchens, canteens and restaurants, washrooms, public places, swimming pools and sports clubs, supermarkets, shops, public transport and anywhere where clean, sanitary conditions are required. To clean and sanitise all hard surfaces at QAP 50 dilute 'Selguard' 1 part to 50 parts hand hot water. For general cleaning dilute 1 part to 100 parts hand hot water. Product Hazards Required PPE (for handling) Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 14 of 23 Product Information F104 AMPHOCLEN heavy duty sanitiser cleaner concentrate for the food and catering industries The ideal food plant cleaner sanitiser. Fully tested with proven effectiveness against Gram+ve and Gram-ve bacteria, passes EN1276 Disperses and dissolves fats, blood stains, shortenings in food processing/catering. Controlled foam for scrubbing and wall washing, even pressure washing. Highly concentrated and economical in use. Safe on aluminium Amphoclen is the ideal cleaner sanitiser concentrate for: food industry, bakeries, confectioners, breweries, abbattoirs, meat processing etc. Amphoclen is the ideal cleaner for hospitals, schools, changing rooms, kitchens, restaurants. bars etc. Also ideal for animal handling equipment and vehicles, animal houses, kennels, veterinary buildings, mortuaries etc. Mop, spray, scrub or pressure wash as necessary. Dilutions: 1 part to 10 parts hot water for heavy duty degreasing. 1 part to 30 parts hot or cold water for pressure washing, and for cleaning and sanitising heavily soiled surfaces. 1 part to 50 parts water for cleaning and sanitising lightly soiled surfaces. 1 part to 300 parts water for regular damp mopping of lightly soiled areas and as a sanitising rinse. N.B. Do not allow Amphoclen to dry out on aluminium or light metals e.g. zinc or tin. For latest test results consult website. Product Hazards IRRITANT Required PPE (for handling) Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 17 of 23 dilution control correct dosing & dilution Doubling the dose simply uses twice as much chemical for the same task. It is unlikely to make the task any quicker or more effective. It may require more rinsing or leave residue. You will be wasting product and creating a greater impact on the environment. Think about it – if you use twice as much chemical than needed, then twice as much transport will be used. That’s doubling the size of carbon footprint. Plus, it doubles the amount of waste going into landfill. >> Dose once. >> Dose Correctly. >> Clean once. >> Clean right. Water Litres (L) 0.5 0.75 1 2 5 10 Millilitres (ml) 500 750 1000 2000 5000 10000 Dilution Rate Chemical Required (ml) 1 : 5 100 150 200 400 1000 2000 1 : 10 50 75 100 200 500 1000 1 : 20 25 37 50 100 250 500 1 : 40 13 19 25 50 125 250 1 : 50 10 15 20 40 100 200 1 : 60 8 12 16 32 83 166 1 : 80 6 9 13 26 63 125 1 : 100 5 7 10 20 50 100 1 : 150 3 5 7 14 33 67 1 : 200 3 4 5 10 25 50 Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 20 of 23 DOs and DONTs chemical cleaning DOs & DONTs DO Wherever possible, ensure chemicals are kept in a secure and locked room Use the correct chemical for the task being carried out Wear rubber gloves and protective glasses at all times Inform your supervisor/manager of any accidents or spillages involving chemicals Thoroughly wash hands after using chemicals Follow the directions for use on the label / product guidance sheet Ensure work areas are well ventilated when using chemicals Thoroughly wash out any buckets after use Rinse and clean any equipment after use. Store equipment securely and safely Report any faulty / leaking containers Follow emergency and first aid procedures in the event of an accident DO NOT Mix chemicals under any circumstances Leave chemicals in unmarked containers Put chemicals into other incorrect containers Leave chemicals unattended Deviate from manufacturer’s instructions Use chemicals you are not trained to use Use any chemicals other than those approved Store chemicals other than those approved Issue chemicals to unauthorised persons Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 21 of 23 cleaning checklist follow these simple rules and make work safer for you and your work colleagues Take all reasonable care for the Health & Safety of yourself and all other persons who may be affected by your work. Co-operate fully with supervision and management in compliance with regulations, instructions and requirements effecting Health & Safety at work. Ensure that all materials, equipment and protective clothing provided for Health & Safety are: a) used correctly b) never misused or altered in any way. No smoking unless in a designated area. Wear suitable clothing and suitable shoes whilst working. Look out for flexes and cables (on your cleaning machines and telephones or electrical appliances) they can be easily damaged or cause a tripping hazard. Ensure that all cleaning machines and equipment are safe and that electrical cables are in sound condition before you use them. Do not use any defective equipment, remove to a place of safety and report it to your supervisor. Use only safe machines that you have been taught to use safely and correctly. Walk, don’t run. Don’t walk over wet floor and don’t permit others to do so. Handle all chemicals with care, read labels before using. Use correct dilution rates and wear your protective gloves and glasses. Work from floor level, unless ladders and steps have been provided. The use of chairs, desks and boxes etc to reach heights is extremely unsafe. Make sure you know the whereabouts of fire appliances, alarms, emergency exits and first aid facilities. Check each room or area when you work is completed for security and safety. Secure all windows, doors etc. Unless told otherwise, switch off lights, electric fires etc. Turn off water taps even if no water is coming out. Return all cleaning items to the cleaning store on completion of work. All accidents or dangerous occurrences must be reported promptly and fully to your supervisor / manager. Example Site COSHH+ Kit for Example Site Page 22 of 23 3 6 7 2 4 8 CLEANING SYSTEMS THAT PUT YOU IN CONTROL

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Selden Research LimitedStaden Business Park, Staden LaneBuxton, Derbyshire. SK17 9RZtel : 01298 26226 fax : 01298 26540 email : [email protected] web : www.selden.co.uk

COSHH+ KIT

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COSHH+ offers an easy, yet comprehensive, foundation for training your cleaning team. COSHH+ covers the essentials of chemical handling as well as product specific information tailored to your site and its chemicals.

Available as a high-resolution A4 PDF file. This document, as all with all others within the Selden support systems, is highly customisable. In addition to the user guidance document, supporting A4 COSHH+ safety notices are also provided.

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bespoke - COSHH+ is bespoke to your site and its cleaning chemicals

COSHH overview - what it is and what it means to your cleaning operatives

golden rules - advice for handling chemicals

hazard symbols - what the symbols mean and which products carry them

PPE guidance - why PPE is needed and what PPE is required for your chemicals

basic product information- a brief introduction to the chemicals being used

dilution advice - the importance of correct dosing control

general cleaning guidelines - DOs and DONTs and best practice information

Example SiteUnit 1,The Highstreet,Town CentreTownville, Somewhere AB1 2DE

Example Site

The training and support system unique to Selden Research.

Provides COSHH / H&S awareness and guidance tailored to products in use at a given site.

Offers a product overview to help users understand the chemicals applications, appropriate usage, PPE requirements and any other additional important factors.

This document provides additional information regarding the Selden product range in use on your site.

The contents of this document are here to support training or to be utilised as a reference for future use. Essential product information for each product is included, along with ‘best practice’ guidance for handling cleaning chemicals. An overview of COSHH is included.

Please note, this document does not replace the proper and essential role of good training in the workplace. The employer is ultimately responsible for the welfare of their staff and this document should not be considered as a substitution for that training.

COSHH+overview & objectives

Example Site

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aim of COSHH?control of substance hazardous to health

To protect people against risks to their health, whether immediate or delayed, from substances hazardous to health arising from a work activity

COSHH is a legal objective and requirement.It is there to enforce and raise safety standards in the workplace. It is there to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents involving chemi-cals and other hazardous substances.

The term ‘delayed’ is highlighted above as this is an often ignored or misunderstood term.

Consider an immediate reaction – we have probably all got shampoo in our eyes – immediate discomfort.

However, you can cause damage that you do not feel straight away. A delayed reaction. How many of you wear gloves when doing the washing up? Washing up liquid is a detergent. Detergent breaks down grease, proteins and oils – including the oils in your skin. Over time (repeated exposure) you can remove this oil and damage your skins ability to create this oil to protect itself. This can result in dermatitis. It may not happen today, tomorrow or in years to come. But it can happen. This is an example of delayed reaction.

COSHH is based on identifying the hazard of a substance and then determining the risk…

Example Site

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COSHH - who is responsible?everyone!

SupplierClassify and label products in accordance to government regulations

Ensure correct product labelling

Display (if applicable) hazard warning symbols

Provide Safety Data Sheets

EmployerEnsure health & safety in workplace, primary responsibility for implementing COSHH

Carry out Risk Assessments

Provide information and training

Implement Control Measures (procedures)

EmployeeMust protect themselves and others in the workplace

Comply with employer’s control measures (procedures)

Use safety equipment and protective clothing

Know safety precautions

Adopt good practice for safe handling of chemicals

Report any spillages, accidents and concerns

If in doubt – ASK!

COSHH is everyone’s responsibility. We are all responsible for complying with COSHH. COSHH falls under the scope of the Health and Safety at Work act.

Ignorance of the law is no defence and should your actions (or inaction) cause an accident you could be charged with anything from negligence to manslaughter.

Therefore, it is important that you fully understand your responsibility – not only to ensure your safety and your colleagues safety, but also to avoid falling foul of the law.

This may all sound rather alarming. Thankfully, it is really very, very simple to stay legal and stay safe…

Example Site

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hazards & risks?hazard or risk - what is the difference?

A HazardIs the potential of a substance to cause you harm

A RiskIs the likelihood that it will harm you in use, this depends on :

• the hazard• how it is used• how it is controlled• who is exposed, to how much, for how long• what they are doing

Consider a hazardous chemical such as an oven cleaner. This is a very strong chemical and will clearly be labeled as such. It has the potential to cause harm if it is splashed onto the skin or into the eyes.

We need a strong product to properly and effectively clean the oven, so we cannot mitigate or reduce the hazard of the task. However, we can manage the risk better, By ensuring we wear gloves to protect our skin and goggles to protect the eyes we reduce the risk of suffering harm.

COSHH is all about identifying the hazards and managing the risks…

Example Site

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think safety!the golden rules of chemical safety

ALWAYS treat all chemicals with respect - familiarity can breed complacency.

AVOID personal contact with chemicals. Protect the skin and eyes. Avoid swallowing / inhaling.

ALWAYS wear protective equipment. Use eye protection, gloves, protective work-wear, etc.

ALWAYS obey instructions supplied with the chemicals - Refer to labels & safety literature.

ALWAYS replace closures on containers.

ALWAYS store chemicals correctly.

ALWAYS ensure that safe systems of work are implemented whenever chemicals are handled.

ALWAYS know the emergency first aid procedures.

Pay attention to the particular hazards of individual chemicals. eg corrosives.

AND

NEVER indulge in horseplay.

NEVER smoke, eat or drink near chemicals: use only designated areas.

NEVER mix chemicals unless specialised knowledge is available.

Example Site

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hazard symbolsunderstanding the hazard symbols

IRRITANT

Hazard (Xi) : IrritantChemicals that may cause inflammation to the skin or other mucous membranes.

This symbol covers a wide range of (sometimes relatively minor) hazards - with precautions such as avoid contact with the skin, do not breathe, etc Anyone using an irritant substance should wear eye protection such as goggles, and they should take care to wash any spills off their skin immediately.

HARMFUL

Hazard (Xn) : HarmfulChemicals that may cause damage to health

Again, this is quite a wide ranging category. Anyone using a harmful substance should wear eye protection such as goggles, and they should take care to wash any spills off their skin immediately – or better still, reduce the risk of contact by wearing appropriate work wear and gloves.

CORROSIVE

May on contact cause destruction of living tissue or burns

Can attack and destroy skin, eyes etc. Concentrated solutions of strong acids would be labelled with the corrosive symbol. Concentrated solutions of strong alkalis would also be labelled this way. Anyone using a corrosive substance should wear gloves and eye protection, such as goggles or a face shield.

Hazard (C) : Corrosive

TOXIC

Chemicals that at low levels cause damage to health

Anyone using a toxic or very toxic chemical would need to take great care. They should wear gloves and eye protection, and they may wear a mask over their mouth and nose or handle the chemical in well ventilated or specialist conditions.

Hazard (T) : Toxic

VERYTOXIC

Chemicals that at low levels cause damage to health

Hazard (T+) : Very Toxic

HIGHLYFLAMMABLE

Chemicals that may catch fire in contact with air, only need brief contact with an ignition source, have a very low flash point or evolve highly flammable gases in contact with water.

Only a handful of actual cleaning chemicals fall under this category. This symbol is more often seen on aerosol containers. The chemical itself may not be flammable but the propellant that drives it out of the can is often flammable. Aerosols will always carry a warning about avoiding sources of ignition, direct sunlight and heat.

Hazard (F) : Highly Flammable

EXTREMELYFLAMMABLE

Chemicals that have an extremely low flash point and boiling point, and gases that catch fire in contact with air.

Hazard (F+) : Extremely Flammable

EXPLOSIVE

Chemicals that explodeHazard (E) : Explosive

We know of no cleaning chemical that bears this symbol. If we discover one – we will avoid using it! This sort of chemical requires an ignition source (such as a flame or spark) but there are some substances that movement alone could trigger it!

OXIDISING

Chemicals that react exothermically with other chemicals

Hazard (O) : Oxidising

This sort of chemical is extremely rare in cleaning. Oxidising chemicals are materials that spontaneously evolve oxygen at room temperature or with slight heating, or that promote combustion. To be kept away from flammable chemicals at all costs!

DANGEROUSFOR THE

ENVIRONMENT

Chemicals that may present an immediate or delayed danger to one or more components of the environment

Hazard (N) : Dangerous for the Environment

A rarity in the Selden product range. Selden have a very good environmental profile and avoid manufacturing chemicals bearing this symbol. Of course, product such as fly-killers invariably carry this symbol as they are supposed to be dangerous to flies and bugs!

Example Site

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IRRITANT

F104 : AMPHOCLEN H005 : ACT ORIGINAL

HARMFUL

none of the products in use are in this category

CORROSIVE

none of the products in use are in this category

TOXIC

none of the products in use are in this category

VERY TOXIC

none of the products in use are in this category

HIGHLYFLAMMABLE

none of the products in use are in this category

EXTREMELYFLAMMABLE

none of the products in use are in this category

EXPLOSIVE

none of the products in use are in this category

OXIDISING

none of the products in use are in this category

DANGEROUSFOR THE

ENVIRONMENT

none of the products in use are in this category

Example Site

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Products in Use : Required PPE

B002 SELGLEEM LEMON

C007 SELGUARD

C009 SELDET LEMON

E014 SELACTIVE

F104 AMPHOCLEN

H005 ACT ORIGINAL

T003 KITCHEN CLEANER

F104 AMPHOCLEN

H005 ACT ORIGINAL

Example Site

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first aid - accidents can happentake the correct actions immediately

EyesRinse immediately with plenty of water, holding the eyelids open and seek medical advice immediately if corrosive, irritant or caustic products, for all other classifications seek medical advice if effects persist.

InhalationRemove from source of vapour or spray mist and seek medical advice.

SkinWash thoroughly, (for corrosive, irritant or caustic products seek medical advice)

IngestionRemove product from mouth, Never induce vomiting, if conscious give plenty of water or milk to drink and seek medical advice..

In the event of medical advice being sought, we strongly suggest giving the material safety datash-eet to the medical practitioner. You should be aware of where the MSDS are retained on your site. In fact, we would recommend keeping a photocopy in each cleaning cupboard/store for ease and speed of access.

Example Site

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Product Information

C007

SELGUARD

hard surface sanitiser detergent

Conforms to BS6471 QAP 50. Complete floor, wall and hard surface bactericidal cleaner. Ideal sanitising rinse for hospital blankets. Pleasantly perfumed.

To clean, sanitise and deodorise walls, floors, working surfaces, carpets, upholstery and bed linen in hospitals, old people's homes, doctor’s surgeries, dentists and vets, kitchens, canteens and restaurants, washrooms, public places, swimming pools and sports clubs, supermarkets, shops, public transport and anywhere where clean, sanitary conditions are required.

To clean and sanitise all hard surfaces at QAP 50 dilute 'Selguard' 1 part to 50 parts hand hot water. For general cleaning dilute 1 part to 100 parts hand hot water.

Product Hazards

Required PPE (for handling)

Example Site

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Product Information

F104

AMPHOCLEN

heavy duty sanitiser cleaner concentrate for the food and catering industries

The ideal food plant cleaner sanitiser. Fully tested with proven effectiveness against Gram+ve and Gram-ve bacteria, passes EN1276 Disperses and dissolves fats, blood stains, shortenings in food processing/catering. Controlled foam for scrubbing and wall washing, even pressure washing. Highly concentrated and economical in use. Safe on aluminium

Amphoclen is the ideal cleaner sanitiser concentrate for: food industry, bakeries, confectioners, breweries, abbattoirs, meat processing etc. Amphoclen is the ideal cleaner for hospitals, schools, changing rooms, kitchens, restaurants. bars etc. Also ideal for animal handling equipment and vehicles, animal houses, kennels, veterinary buildings, mortuaries etc.

Mop, spray, scrub or pressure wash as necessary. Dilutions: 1 part to 10 parts hot water for heavy duty degreasing. 1 part to 30 parts hot or cold water for pressure washing, and for cleaning and sanitising heavily soiled surfaces. 1 part to 50 parts water for cleaning and sanitising lightly soiled surfaces. 1 part to 300 parts water for regular damp mopping of lightly soiled areas and as a sanitising rinse. N.B. Do not allow Amphoclen to dry out on aluminium or light metals e.g. zinc or tin. For latest test results consult website.

Product Hazards

IRRITANT

Required PPE (for handling)

Example Site

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dilution controlcorrect dosing & dilution

Doubling the dose simply uses twice as much chemical for the same task. It is unlikely to make the task any quicker or more effective. It may require more rinsing or leave residue.

You will be wasting product and creating a greater impact on the environment. Think about it – if you use twice as much chemical than needed, then twice as much transport will be used. That’s doubling the size of carbon footprint. Plus, it doubles the amount of waste going into landfill.

>> Dose once. >> Dose Correctly. >> Clean once. >> Clean right.

WaterLitres (L) 0.5 0.75 1 2 5 10

Millilitres (ml) 500 750 1000 2000 5000 10000

Dilution Rate Chemical Required (ml)1 : 5 100 150 200 400 1000 2000

1 : 10 50 75 100 200 500 1000

1 : 20 25 37 50 100 250 500

1 : 40 13 19 25 50 125 250

1 : 50 10 15 20 40 100 200

1 : 60 8 12 16 32 83 166

1 : 80 6 9 13 26 63 125

1 : 100 5 7 10 20 50 100

1 : 150 3 5 7 14 33 67

1 : 200 3 4 5 10 25 50

Example Site

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DOs and DONTschemical cleaning DOs & DONTs

DOWherever possible, ensure chemicals are kept in a secure and locked room

Use the correct chemical for the task being carried out

Wear rubber gloves and protective glasses at all times

Inform your supervisor/manager of any accidents or spillages involving chemicals

Thoroughly wash hands after using chemicals

Follow the directions for use on the label / product guidance sheet

Ensure work areas are well ventilated when using chemicals

Thoroughly wash out any buckets after use

Rinse and clean any equipment after use. Store equipment securely and safely

Report any faulty / leaking containers

Follow emergency and first aid procedures in the event of an accident

DO NOTMix chemicals under any circumstances

Leave chemicals in unmarked containers

Put chemicals into other incorrect containers

Leave chemicals unattended

Deviate from manufacturer’s instructions

Use chemicals you are not trained to use

Use any chemicals other than those approved

Store chemicals other than those approved

Issue chemicals to unauthorised persons

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cleaning checklistfollow these simple rules and make work

safer for you and your work colleaguesTake all reasonable care for the Health & Safety of yourself and all other persons who may be affected by your work.

Co-operate fully with supervision and management in compliance with regulations, instructions and requirements effecting Health & Safety at work.

Ensure that all materials, equipment and protective clothing provided for Health & Safety are:a) used correctlyb) never misused or altered in any way.

No smoking unless in a designated area.

Wear suitable clothing and suitable shoes whilst working.

Look out for flexes and cables (on your cleaning machines and telephones or electrical appliances) they can be easily damaged or cause a tripping hazard.

Ensure that all cleaning machines and equipment are safe and that electrical cables are in sound condition before you use them. Do not use any defective equipment, remove to a place of safety and report it to your supervisor. Use only safe machines that you have been taught to use safely and correctly.

Walk, don’t run. Don’t walk over wet floor and don’t permit others to do so.

Handle all chemicals with care, read labels before using. Use correct dilution rates and wear your protective gloves and glasses.

Work from floor level, unless ladders and steps have been provided. The use of chairs, desks and boxes etc to reach heights is extremely unsafe.

Make sure you know the whereabouts of fire appliances, alarms, emergency exits and first aid facilities.

Check each room or area when you work is completed for security and safety. Secure all windows, doors etc. Unless told otherwise, switch off lights, electric fires etc. Turn off water taps even if no water is coming out.

Return all cleaning items to the cleaning store on completion of work.

All accidents or dangerous occurrences must be reported promptly and fully to your supervisor / manager.

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