Health, Safety and Training Aspects

  • Joe Harrington


When we consider the wide scope of industrial cleaning activities, the need to be aware of the health, safety and training aspects becomes apparent, particularly with the introduction of new legislation, codes of practice and, in the case of the European Union; Directives and the harmonisation of national and international standards. Health and safety problems and their solutions are the same throughout the world. The United Kingdom is recognised as a world leader in the development of an effective national health and safety culture. It is intended therefore, to use the UK approach as a basis for this chapter. The information in the chapter is for guidance only. In line with European and UK legislation, the Health and Safety Act is continually updated. It is essential, in every case, to obtain the latest HSE publications (1). Reference details are given at the end of this chapter.


Personal Protective Equipment High Pressure Water Cleaning Operation Safety Data Sheet Terminal Objective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe Harrington
    • 1
  1. 1.PCTDurhamUK

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