Safe cleaning detergent handling

Labelling Cleaning Detergents

At Brilliant Office Cleaning, it is a requirement to label all the cleaning detergents. This clearly distinguish the dangerous cleaning detergents from other cleaning detergents. As a result the staff can avoid unnecessary and unexpected incidents.

Cleaning Chemical Registry

We employ a cleaning detergent registry to record all the cleaning detergents stored in our client sites. We maintain separate registries for each client. Our chemical labelling system complies with Department of Health – Therapeutic Goods Administration procedures.

Training Staff to Follow Best Practices

We train our staff to employ best practices to handle cleaning detergents. We adhere to Australian Department of Health Guidelines when setting up the best practices. Our training procedures are mandatory for all cleaners who provide any service for our clients.

A Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS)

Our HMIS system is comprehensive. All the cleaning detergents are properly categorised based on the risk categories. When these cleaning detergents are used, the cleaners need to consider the risk categories.

Other Safety Measures

  • The correct quantity of product should be used. The suggested usage on the label should be followed.
  • All chemicals should be sealed when they are not being used.
  • Products should be used in well-ventilated areas to evade breathe in fumes.
  • Eating, drinking or smoking should be evaded while using dangerous products.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), like protective gloves, aprons and eye protection, should be worn. Protective goggles needs to be used to protect eyes when products that cause burns, including acids and caustics, are used.  Protective gloves are useful to avoid direct contact with chemicals.
  • Different products should not be mixed with each other unless the label directs the user to do so. This can cause hazardous chemical reactions. Even different brands of the same product may contain incompatible ingredients.