Health and Safety

Health and Safety


The Chemical (Hazard, Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations;
CHIP3 regulations require us to advise you of any hazards associated with certain products.

There are 3 categories:

Hazard Classifications
* Risk Phrases
* Safety Phrases

Please see the guide below, compiled to help you recognise potential hazards.

For further information & in case of an emergency please call 016 8581 5400.


Risk Phrases:

R7: May cause fire.

R8: Contact with combustible material may cause fire.


R10: Flammable.

R11: Highly flammable.


R12: Extremely flammable.

R20: Harmful by inhalation.


R21: Harmful in contact with skin.


R22: Harmful if swallowed.

R31: Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.


R34: Causes burns.

R35: Causes severe burns.


R36: Irritating to eyes.

R37: Irritating to respiratory system.


R38: Irritating to skin.

R40: Possible risk of irreversible effects.


R41: Risk of serious damage to eyes.

R42: May cause sensitization by inhalation.


R43: May cause sensitization by skin contact.

R51: Toxic to aquatic organisms.


R52: Harmful to aquatic organisms.


R53: May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.


R65: Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.

R66: Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.


R67: Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Safety Phrases

S1: Keep locked up.

S2: Contact with combustible material may cause fire.


S3: Keep in a cool place.

S6: See label for details of inert gas and storage.


S7: Keep container tightly closed.


S9: Keep container in a well-ventilated place.

S13: Keep away from food and drink and animal feeding stuffs.

S14: Keep away from. (See product label)


S16: Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.

S17: Keep away from combustible material


S18: Handle & open container with care.


S20: When using, do not eat, drink or smoke.


S21: When using, do not smoke.

S22: Do not breathe dust.


S23: Do not breathe gas /

fumes / vapour / spray.


S24: Avoid contact with the skin

S25: Avoid contact with eyes.

S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.


S27: Take off all contaminated clothing immediately.

S28: Special requirements for washing off skin. (See product label)


S29: Do not empty into drains.

S33: Take precautionary measures against static discharges.


S35: This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way.


S36: Wear suitable protective clothing.


S37: Wear suitable gloves.

S38: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.


S39: Wear eye/face protection.

S41: In case of fire and/or explosion, do not breathe fumes.


S42: During fumigation/spraying wear suitable respiratory equipment. (See product label)


S43: Special firefighting requirement. (See product label)

S45: In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately.

S46: If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately & show container/label.


S47: Specific storage temperature requirement. (see label for detail).

S50: Not to be mixed with other substances. (see label for detail).


S51: Use only in well ventilated areas.

S53: Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.


S56: Dispose of this material and its container at hazardous or special waste collection point.

S57: Use appropriate container to avoid environmental contamination.

S59: Refer to manufacturer / supplier for information on recovery/recycling.

S60: This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.


S61: Avoid release to the environment.

S62: If swallowed do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show the container or label.


S64: If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).


Hazardous Classifications:

Highly Flammable (F)
Extremely Flammable (F+)
Harmful (X)
Dangerous for the environment (N)
Toxic (T)
Very Toxic (T+)
Corrosive (C)
Oxidising (O)
Irritant (I)