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coshh risk assesment help

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coshh risk assesment help

Post by den9112 » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 8:02pm

Hi,i am doing a review of my COSHH risk assesments , and on one of the headings regarding the chemical i am using (pine floor gel) i am trying to work out what to put when stating ,the quantity,the time it it used i am putting down the cleaning hours from 6.30am until 9.30am and then 3.00pm until 5.45pm outside these hours the chemical will be locked away in a metal container in my room,how often will be used daily at these times ,its the quantity i just cant seem to word correctly ,my first thought would be the manufacturers recomendation ,ie 1 part chemical to 5 parts water etc ...would this be suffice as the quantity can vary depending on what job i am doing ...can anyone help ..Thanks

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Re: coshh risk assesment help

Post by Breezeblock » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 8:14pm

I would say you are correct. You can write in the various ratios for different tasks (eg: maybe 1:50 for general cleaning and 1:25 for heavy soilage as an example) but they should be as per the manufacturers instructions and not ones you have made up yourself
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Re: coshh risk assesment help

Post by den9112 » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 8:25pm

Hi,yes i thought that ,but as a general cleaner but mainly used for my floors the quantity can vary a lot
i suppose i could block capital and stress that manufactures instructions as per quantity to be followed at all times

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Re: coshh risk assesment help

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 21st Mar 2017, 8:46am

Manufacturers recommended dosage as that is the most effective ratio for perfect results
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Re: coshh risk assesment help

Post by Gazza » Tue, 21st Mar 2017, 11:51am

I would consider changing the heading to recommended ratio/ dosage- that one word gives room to be flexible. a bit like the message keep out of reach of children on some chemicals. not lock away from children.... the latter is far to restricting
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Re: coshh risk assesment help

Post by DanC » Wed, 22nd Mar 2017, 10:07pm

I believe you should also write down an estimated quantity of each chemical store on site. i.e. You buy 30L once a month so including the store room the new stock is in, and the 2 other cleaning cupboards on site (5l in each), you would expect to have a maximum of 40L on site at any one time. Also a good idea to keep records of this with your Emergancy Fire Policy with maps of where chemcals are stored and what and quantities.
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