Using and storing detergents

If you are only using and storing the detergent, i.e. you do not fulfil any of the roles listed here:

  • Manufacturers/Producers of detergents
  • Importers of detergents
  • Any person changing the characteristics of a detergent
  • Any person changing the labelling or packaging of a detergent
  • Packagers working on their own account

your obligation is to use and store the product in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.

Users of detergents should read the label carefully prior to usage to alert them to the presence of any chemicals classified as irritants and /or allergenic fragrances. To prevent dermatitis, direct skin contact should be avoided. Use safe systems of work, protect the skin and regularly check skin surfaces.

Further information on using and storing chemicals:

BeSmart factsheet: on chemicals
HSA Learning - Chemical Safety Courses

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