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CHIP Code Sheet

This CHIP Code Sheet summarises the pictograms, safety phrases and risk phrases which are required by EU laws to be displayed on, or along with, cleaning chemicals. 

The safety phrases and risk phrases can be found on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), which can be downloaded from the product page. If for any reason the safety Data Sheet is not downloadable/viewable please Email Us or use our Contact Page and we can send it to you promptly. You can find more useful Chemical Handling COSHH Information here. 

Relevant products on the website are marked with the associated hazard pictograms which are essential to be understood before using the product. 


The hazard labels on cleaning products consist of warnings and specific symbols known as pictograms.

The European's Union 2009 classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) regulation introduced new pictogram designs to the labeling system for hazardous chemicals. New pictograms including Gas Under Pressure and Serious Health Hazard, were introduced in 2017. 

The diamond shaped thumbnail diagrams indicate the nature of the hazard(s) associated with the use of a hazardous substance.

On the cleaning product labels, the pictograms are accompanied by signal words, hazard statements, and precautionary statements, as well as supplier and product information. 

CHIP Regulations - Hazard Signs

Safety Phrases

Safety phrases give advice to ensure safe use of cleaning chemicals. 

S1: Keep locked upS2: Contact with combustible material may cause fire
S3: Keep in a cool placeS6: See label for details of inert gas and storage
S7: Keep container tightly closedS9: Keep container in a well ventilated place
S13: Keep away from food, drink and animal feedsS14: Keep away from... (see product label)
S16: Keep away from sources of ignitionS17: Keep away fro combustible material
S18: Handle & open container with careS20: When using, do not eat, drink or smoke
S21: When using, do not smokeS22: Do not breathe dust
S23: Do not breathe gas / fumes / vapour / sprayS24: Avoid contact with the skin
S25: Avoid contact with eyesS26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and seek medical advice
S27: Remove all contaminated clothing immediatelyS28: Special requirements for removing off skin (see product label)
S29: Do not empty down the drainS33: Take precautionary measures against static discharges
S35: This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe wayS36: Wear suitable protective clothing
S37: Wear suitable glovesS38: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment
S39: Wear eye / face protectionS41: In case of fire and/or explosion, do not breathe fumes
S42: During fumigation / spraying, wear suitable respiratory equipment (see product label)S43: Special firefighting requirement (see product label)
S45: In case or accident, or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediatelyS46: If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately & show container / label
S47: Specific storage temperature requirement (see label for detail)S50: Not to be mixed with other substances (see product label for detail)
S51: Use only in well ventilated areasS53: Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use
S56: Dispose of this material and its container at special waste collection pointS57: Use appropriate container to avoid environmental contamination
S59: Refer to manufacturer / supplier for information on recovery / recyclingS60: This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste
S61: Avoid release to the environmentS62: If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show the container / label
S64: If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious)

Risk Phrases

The risk phrases, also known as hazard statements, give more detailed information on the hazard. 

R7: May cause fireR8: Contact with combustible material may cause fire
R10: FlammableR11: Highly flammable
R12: Extremely flammableR20: Harmful by inhalation
R21: Harmful in contact with skinR22: Harmful if swallowed
R31: Contact with acids liberates toxic gasR34: Causes burns
R35: Causes severe burnsR36: Irritating to eyes
R37: Irritating to respiratory systemR38: Irritating to skin
R40: Possible risk of irreversible effectsR41: Risk of serious damage to eyes
R42: May cause sensitization by inhalationR43: May cause sensitization by skin contact
R51: Toxic to aquatic organismsR52: Harmful to aquatic organisms
R53: May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environmentR65: Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed
R66: Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or crackingR67: Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness

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