Professional cleaning product for whom?
Buying and using a professional cleaning product is not trivial and without risk. Indeed, the cleaning product that the consumer can buy in supermarkets is designed for use by "laymen" and for domestic use. As a result, the active ingredients are often reduced in order to logically reduce the risk during use.
The professional cleaning product will offer formulations with stronger active ingredients to meet the need for cleaning and disinfection in communities, hospitals, industry, out-of-home catering ...
The use of this type of cleaning product will require supervision through protocols for some of them. Their use or application in bad conditions may beyond the fact of not obtaining the expected results endanger the health of the user.
It is therefore imperative to read the technical data sheets, SDS, danger logo, pH of the cleaning product
and any recommendations. In case of doubt, our advisers are there to support you.
Professional maintenance product and ecology.
To cope with the risks of formulations which are sometimes a little active, manufacturers have for several years turned to products meeting the Ecolabel standard
by reducing the risks for users but also the environmental footprint.
It is therefore strongly recommended to choose today products that meet recognized Ecological labels such as the Ecolabel, the NordiK Swann.
In addition, under the labor code, employers are required to assess the risks to the health and safety of workers for any activity likely to present a risk of exposure to dangerous chemical agents (Article R4412-5 of decree n ° 2008-244 of 07/03/2008).
Taking these risks into account has prompted employers to be ever more demanding when it comes to the products they buy (DUERP Document Unique d'Evaluation Risques Professionnels).
This therefore naturally leads communities and professionals today to turn to Ecolabel maintenance products and / or without CLP and without
danger logo, thus greatly reducing the responsibility of the client in the event of an accident.
The risks and your choice of cleaning product, responsibilities
Many cleaning products are used today without the necessary personal protective equipment. An oven cleaner used without glasses, gloves or mask, will automatically put the employer's responsibility forward in the event that the user suffers damage as a result of the use of the product.
The first of the safeties is therefore, as you will have understood, to move towards products with an Ecological label and / or without CLP. This will significantly decrease the risk.
In the event that you have to take a product outside of this scope, you will have to prioritize products from recognized brands and especially take into account the method and the protective equipment recommended by the manufacturer.
The use of a professional cleaning product also requires the establishment of training and use protocols. In areas such as kitchen hygiene, the implementation of the HACCP method
is now an obligation.
Focus on UFI codes from January 1, 2020/2021
With the evolution of the classification of raw materials, the number of classified mixtures is increasing and the poison control centers are crumbling under the number of declared trade names, in particular linked to the massive use of private labels (private labels).
In order to improve the identification of mixtures, the new annex VIII in connection with article 45 introduces the creation of UFIs, unique formulation identifiers, which will facilitate the work of CAPs (Anti Poison center).
What is a UFI code?
A Unique Formulation Identifier which must appear on the label of products containing a hazardous mixture. It is a 16-character alpha-numeric code.
How will it be used?
Affixed on the label of the finished product and declared via SYNAPSE, it will be used by poison control centers to identify without risk of error the product involved in an incident and thus deliver good first aid advice.
From when is UFI compulsory?
By January 1, 2021 for professional products
By January 1, 2020 for consumer products.