Safety Warning Labels, PPE & Water Testing
Safety Warning Labelling
In order to conform to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act employers are obliged to ensure that all hazards are duly assessed and risks minimised. Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) correctly identifying and labelling the chemical storage, dosing hose runs and injection points and is required to make clear which chemicals are present in the pool plant room .
On January 20, 2009 the regulation (EC) no.1272/2008, called the GHS or CLP Regulation, entered into force. It regulates the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP: Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) and as of 2015 will completely replace the European Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC as well as the Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC. The CLP Regulation is based on the recommendation of the UN, the so-called ‘Globally Harmonized System’ (UNGHS, or “purple book”), that can be traced back to the sustainability conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (Agenda 21, Chapter 19).
Topline offer a wide range of swimming pool chemical safety warning labels, all designed to the latest BSI regulation for symbols and colour and hazard coding.
Many off-the-shelf labels are not suitable for such swimming applications as they do not make clear the type and nature of the chemicals used or the wide range of hazards and incompatibly with other chemicals found within the typical pool plant room. Topline safety warning labels are uniquely designed specifically for swimming pool applications, to ensure that all the relevant information is clearly set out for access doors and routes, chemical tanks, bunds, hoses and injection points
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE is a mandatory obligation under a range H&S directives as, by their very nature, the chemicals used in swimming pools offer the potential for injury or death if not handled with care and respect by trained and competent pool operators.
Topline safety kits are designed to offer maximum protection against the everyday hazards of chemical handling. These include full-face respirators and filters, chemical proof suits, gauntlets, aprons, visors, goggles, ear defenders and an eye wash stations.
Pool Water Testing
In addition to the daily pH and chlorine testing regime a pool operator must maintain ‘balanced water’ conditions in the pool using the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI). A balanced pool is neither scale forming nor corrosive (although most operators prefer to have slightly scale forming water), and the pH, total dissolved solids (TDS), alkalinity, calcium hardness and temperature must all be within range to ensure the overall water balance does not prematurely age the pool fixtures, fittings and plant.
Topline offer a full range of test kits and reagents for pH, chlorine, bromine, alkalinity, calcium hardness, iron, copper, aluminium, sulphates, aluminium and TDS.