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How To Handle Industrial Cleaning Supplies Correctly

May 6, 2008
All companies, schools, public buildings and small business have a strict cleaning order to follow. Many companies have professional cleaners that take care of the weekly cleaning process, maintaining the quality of health and hygiene of the building. A lot of the cleaners need industrial cleaning supplies, which need to be selected carefully and must have COSHH policy to go with it.

Industrial cleaning supplies can be a dangerous substance if it is handled wrongly. People who are unaware of the COSHH policy, this is an abbreviation for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health. This was drawn up to highlight the risks involved with using heavy industrial cleaning products and the steps to take in using them. Many of these substances come with a COSHH symbol to warn others of the risks involved if they were to be exposed to your skin, if it is inhaled or swallowed.

It is always a good idea to become familiar with the safety procedures in using any cleaning equipment. Normal cleaning supplies are low risk and harmless, with some products that come with warning signs on the labels. Industrial cleaning products are used mainly for use in larger buildings and are generally unsuitable for everyday usage, but on a weekly basis. These should be followed by a strict guideline for cleaners to look over and refer to avoiding any potential or hazardous incidences.

In terms of being environmentally friendly, companies should consider the affects of using conventional industrial cleaning supplies and the now stricter policies on energy efficiency. Products that are non-toxic and cause a low impact on the environment will normally be labelled to highlight this advantage. If you were concerned over the environmental damage from using these kinds of cleaning products then it would be a good idea to avoid products with chlorine and phosphate.

Some household cleaning products can produce hazardous air vapour, which many people are unaware of. Most importantly of all is not mixing chemical substances together, these can result in consequences, which could potentially affect your health. Often, these products do not affect you straight away, but may affect you later on. It is not worth taking the risk in using solutions that you are unsure about, therefore, it is better to be prepared.

Always make sure you stocked up with the right equipment to handle the cleaning products with, as the worst thing you could do is touch any of these things with your bare hands. Once you have made contact onto your skin, it can cause irritations, redness or blistering. This can be difficult to treat and can leave lasting scars and marks. If contact is made then you should rinse immediately and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
About the Author
Anna Stenning is an expert on industrial cleaning supplies, as she knows what products to use when cleaning for large companies.
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