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Safety data sheets

Safety data sheets

Every cleaning product should have a safety data sheet available for it.


A safety data sheet is complied by the manufacture, and it outlines all you need to know about the product, including details of the ingredients, who to contact, and what to do in the event of an emergency. Data sheets are usually several pages long.

It has never been easier to access a safety data sheet; you only need to enter the name of the product -along with the words ‘safety data sheet’- into an internet search engine, and you should be able to access the information you require.

Whether you’re the owner of a cleaning company or a customer of same, if you are providing cleaning products for someone else to use, it’s important that person has all the information they need to use the product safely and correctly. You could print the sheets off for them, if you’re able to do so, or at the very least send them a link to the website where you found the data sheet.