3.7 Key Points to Remember

Below are some key points to remember:

  • 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 label and SDS
  • You MUST know where the Safety Data Sheets are kept – it’s a part of your job!
  • Always dilute chemicals as per PDS or label dilution information
  • Keep cleaners storage room clean and tidy at all times – this is a 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 Shets (SDS) must be less than 5 years old to be current
  • Call Poisons Information Centre on 131 126 for medical advice in case of an emergency

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