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  • 1. Physical Activity and Leisure Management Ltd POOL PLANT OPERATIONS INFORMATION UPDATE SEMINAR (on-line option)
  • 2. Physical Activity and Leisure Management Ltd MODULE 6: CHEMICAL STORAGE AND USE
  • 3. 3 This module contains not only a little bit more legislation and regulation, but also the best practice advice to ensure that chemicals are stored, transported, handled and used safely. In this Module we will be focusing on:
  • 4. 4 • The Storage of Chemicals • Personal Protective Equipment • Signs and Signage • Evacuation Training
  • 5. • All chemicals should be kept off the floor (damp/moisture can come up through concrete, etc) • Acids and alkalis should be kept separate at all times. • Liquids should not be stored above solid substances. • Shelving should be solid, not slatted. • Individual substances should be stored in their own bund trays • Chemicals should not be stored above head- height Storage of Chemicals 5
  • 6. Personal Protective Equipment • Eye protection • Face protection • Respiratory Protection • Hand/Skin Protection • Footwear • Eyewash • First aid • Fresh water supply • Communication • Individual provisions 6
  • 7. Signs and Signage … how well are you complying? 7 • Door signs indicating the CHEMICAL NAMES of substances inside the room. • Chemical pipelines should be labelled with CHEMICAL NAMES and DIRECTIONAL ARROWS • Injection points should be clearly indicated • Chemical containers and bund tanks should be clearly labelled (not just the lids!)
  • 8. Evacuation Training 8 • If there was a gas emission, it would take a few minutes to evacuate a swimming pool. • If you do not have enough gas respirators for every member of staff to use, they will have to hold their breath whilst they are assisting in the evacuation. • But, if they can’t hold their breath for long enough, they could be badly affected.
  • 9. 9 Most Fire & Rescue Services will need to evacuate to at least 400m. Would you be able to assist?
  • 10. Carlton Associates Ltd (c) 2013 That is the end of Module 6 What you need to do now: 1. Return to the course page 2. Download the module update notes and save them on your computer 3. Read through the notes 4. Print out the notes and insert them in your manual
  • 11. Carlton Associates Ltd (c) 2013 End of Module 6 Presentation

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