Chemical labels explained

The deluge of technical information we encounter in the Cleaning Industry can be a bit daunting, so we love this fun and simple explanation of the elements on chemical labels.

This will help you make sense of the blurb you find on every bottle, and use the information to:

  • keep yourself safe
  • keep others safe
  • protect clients’ property
  • get the job done fast & well


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Cleaning tips – How to prevent contact dermatitis

Cleaners are often at risk of developing contact dermatitis, particularly on the hands and forearms due to repeated wetness and contact with chemicals.   Dermatitis manifests itself as redness, itches, swelling, blisters, flaked and cracked skin – it’s uncomfortable and can be severe enough to prevent you from doing your job.  Follow the simple guidance below to ensure you keep yourself safe and well:

  • AVOID – avoid tasks that involve contact with chemicals, food or water. Ie use a dishwasher instead of washing up by hand, use utensils and tools rather than  your bare hands.
  • PROTECT – wear non-allergenic gloves at all times, use a skin conditioner cream before and after work to boost your skin’s resistance.
  • CHECK – look out for signs of dry, inflamed or broken skin – the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it will be.

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