Professional cleaning product for whom?
Buying and using a professional cleaning product is not harmless and without risk. Indeed, the cleaning product that the consumer can buy in supermarkets is designed for use by "laymen" and 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 poor conditions may beyond the fact of not obtaining the expected results put the health of the user at risk.
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 cleaning product and ecology.
To cope with the risks of formulations which are sometimes a little active, manufacturers have been oriented for a few years towards products that meet the Ecolabel standard
by reducing the risks for users but also the environmental footprint.
It is therefore strongly recommended, today to choose 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 pushed employers to be ever more demanding when it comes to the products they buy (DUERP Single Occupational Risk Assessment Document).
This therefore naturally leads local authorities and professionals to turn to Ecolabel and / or CLP-free
maintenance products without a
thus greatly reducing the responsibility of the client in the event of an accident.
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 responsibility of the employer forward in case the user suffers damage as a result of using the product.
The first safety measure is therefore that you will have understood that you are moving towards products with an Ecological label and / or without CLP. This will significantly reduce the risk.
In the event that you have to take a product outside this field, you will have to prioritize products from recognized brands and above all take into account the method and the protective equipment recommended by the manufacturer.
The use of a professional cleaning product also requires the implementation of training and usage protocols. In areas such as kitchen hygiene, the implementation of the HACCP method
is now an obligation.
Zoom on UFI codes from January 1, 2020/2021
With the evolution of the classification of raw materials, the number of classified mixtures increases and the poison control centers are crumbling under the number of trade names declared in particular linked to the massive use of private label (private label).
In order to improve the identification of mixtures, the new Annex VIII in connection with article 45 establishes 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 dangerous mixture. It is a 16 character alpha-numeric code.
How will it be used?
Affixed to the label of the finished product and declared via SYNAPSE, it will be used by poison control centers to identify the product involved in an incident without risk of error and thus deliver good first aid advice.
When is the UFI compulsory?
By January 1, 2021 for professional products
By January 1, 2020 for consumer products.