2.15 Key Points to Remember

Below are some key points to remember:

  • It is recommended to read the whole product label to understand the intended use and unique features of the product
  • Only use products as directed and intended
  • Chemicals must be kept away from everyone except trained cleaners
  • NEVER mix chemicals
  • NEVER bring unauthorised chemicals onto the site
  • Be aware of any potential hazards
  • Be aware of safety information on the label and SDS
  • You MUST know where the Safety Data Sheets are kept – it is a part of your job
  • Always dilute chemicals as per Product Data Sheet (PDS) or label dilution information
  • Keep the cleaner’s storage room clean and tidy – this is part of OH&S
  • NEVER pour chemicals down an external stormwater drain/sewer
  • Be mindful of manual handling
  • Always use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when handling any chemicals
  • Make sure there is plenty of ventilation when using hazardous chemicals
  • Always refer to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for vital First Aid information
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must be less than 5 years old to be current
  • Call the Poisons Information Centre on 131 126 for medical advice in case of an emergency