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Chemicals and hazardous substances

Chemicals and hazardous substances

Almost every premises will have some kinds of chemicals present. These may be cleaning materials or fuels for stoves etc. It is important to have proper, safe storage for these and keep a log or folder with the data sheets for all of them. In the work place these are controlled by the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations. 

Data sheets are available to download or from the manufacturer or may simply be as instructions on the container. These will help you to know how to store correctly and what to do in the event of an emergency involving the substance.

This may be particularly relevant to campsites where they may use a number of different commercial chemicals, especially if they run a swimming pool.

In most cases, where cleaning chemicals are purchased from a regular retail outlet, this will form part of the labelling.

More detailed information

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