Article by: Sihle Thusi
Cleaning is the process of removing unwanted substances, such as dirt, infectious agents, and other impurities, from an object or environment. Cleaning occurs in many different contexts, and uses many different methods. Several occupations are devoted to cleaning.
It is therefore our duty to make this process as simple as it can be and SAFIC has made it a point to deliver a complete tool that ensures the smooth run of the process by offering Site Information as part of the package. This ensures that one is able to execute their cleaning duties without any obstacles and free of any unwanted incidents.
Site Information Includes:
Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Dilution Verification Charts
Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Technical Data Sheet (TDS):
Also referred to as the TDS / PDS; the Technical Data Sheet is a concise document that provides technical information of products that may not be as obvious to the end user. The information includes Product Specifications, Product Description, Product Properties, Dilution Guidelines and the recommended application process.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):
One of the most critical documents that are a Legal Requirement. The MSDS is a 16 point document that contains potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) and how to work safely with the chemical product.
These are often used as Marketing Tools for products and provide the assurance that the Chemical Product is derived from the utmost critical processes and complies with a certain body. The list is very comprehensive and includes but not limited to; SANS Standards, SANHA, Eco label, the list goes on.
Dilution Verification Charts:
Often dilution guidelines are provided in the Technical Data Sheet; verification charts or methods are a way of assuring that the guidelines are properly followed without affecting the efficacy of the product. These methods include the use of test strips, titration processes, swabs and various other methods.
Certificates of Analysis (COA):
The Technical Data Sheet provides a Product Specification and a COA is a document that assures that the Chemical Product was tested against its’ own specifications. This document is batch number related and each COA is unique to that specific Batch Number. The batch number is one method of many that assists in product traceability. The COA will therefore carry out the minimum required information such as the Manufacturing Date, Expiry Date, Batch Number, Analysis Data and date of testing.
A combination of the above then makes-up the Technical Site Information!