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We have produced a series of information sheets for rural supply retailers on the essentials of managing, handling and storing agrichemicals.
Creating an inventory
Why you need to have an inventory, how to set one up, and how to use the hazardous substances calculator(external link)
Safety data sheets
Why you have to have safety data sheets and, more importantly, why you should read them.
What is a certified handler, when do you need one, and when do you need to be one?
How to check if substances are incompatible and what to do if they are.
When you should have signs, what to put on them and where to place them.
Location compliance certificates
When must you have a location compliance certificate and what do you need to do to get one?
PPE and safety equipment
Everyone working with agrichemicals must have the right safety gear and PPE. But what is the right safety gear?
Spill kits and preparing for a spill
You need to have a plan for containing spills. What else do you need?
How to deal with spills
The do’s and don’ts of dealing with minor and major spills
Tracking very hazardous substances
Some substances are so hazardous that you need to know where they are, where they are going and who is looking after them, at all times.