To meet growing needs due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more companies have been allowed to manufacture hand sanitisers and other disinfectants provided they comply with the WHO guidelines and thanks to a derogation to the EU Biocides Product Regulation.
These products contain solvents such as propanol or isopropanol, which are flammable liquids and hence require specific measures to handle them safely. They should be put in suitable packaging, workers should wear adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and earthing procedures should be in place to prevent static discharge.
ESIG has always been promoting the safe use of solvents and helps manufacturers comply with the highest level of safety standards particularly under the current circumstances. We have a full range of Product Stewardship materials available (posters and best practice guidelines) explaining how to handle solvents safely and you can watch our safety films which were developed together with the UK Solvents Industry Association (SIA).