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How to manually dose swimming pool chemicals

    This is a hazardous activity and should not be performed by people who have not received the appropriate training.       ALWAYS wear the appropriate PPE. ALWAYS add the chemical to the water, NEVER add water to the chemical. NEVER mix a chemical with another chemical. Only ever mix with water. NEVER

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The health surveillance cycle

Health surveillance is any activity which involves obtaining information about employees’ health and which helps protect employees from health risks at work. The objectives for health surveillance are: Protecting the health of employees by early detection of adverse changes or disease; Collecting data for detecting or evaluating health hazards; Evaluating control measures. As part of

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Automatic Monitoring and Dosing

Commercial swimming pools should have a system installed to automatically dose the disinfection, pH control and coagulation chemicals into the pool water circulation system. Manually dosing chemicals (sometimes referred to as ‘hand-dosing’) is a hazardous activity that can be easily avoided by the installation, use and maintenance of such systems. Hand-dosing chemicals should only be

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Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them

Introduction It is not reasonable to expect much in the way of meaningful progress without setting clear objectives. As with many other areas of business, health and safety performance will be improved by the setting of appropriate objectives and the subsequent achievement of them. Setting Objectives Objectives can be strategic, tactical or operational: strategic objectives

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Chemical Safety – Know Your pH Correctants

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) CO2 is a non-toxic and non-flammable gas, colourless and odourless but with a characteristic taste and pungency at higher concentrations. The normal concentration of CO2 in the air that we breathe is approximately 400 ppm (0.04% by volume). If its concentration in the ambient air is increased, the pulmonary gas exchange in

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Some Approaches to Identifying Hazards

Hazard identification is the first, and most important, step of the risk management process on the basis that a hazard has to be identified before its corresponding risks can be controlled. There are many different approaches to hazard identification and many techniques have been developed. Some of the approaches are oulined below: Observational techniques such

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