Understand the hazards of Coating Removal . . .

Reserve your place on our Award Winning course today - created with the assistance and approval of a range of Industry Manufacturers, Safety Bodies,

The International Chemical Unit  of H.S.E. & REACH.

Dichloromethane (DCM) Methylene Chloride Derogation No 455/2009/EC.


Course content

The course deals with all aspects of the Safe Removal of Coatings, including important considerations such as hazards identification & composition.

The course also looks at aspects including exposure control, personal protection equipment, handling and storage, and also addresses issues such as regulations and legislation.

The course also pays particular attention to the issue of lead-based paint removal, and asbestos in textured coatings, and concludes with a delegate online test provided by the Heath & Safety Executive.

Upon completion the delegate will receive a certificate of competency, with H.S.E. Registration Number.

If you are a user of DCM based Paint Stripper and you haven't been trained you are breaking the Law.      

“Professional Users”

A professional user may only  purchase and use these Paint Stripping Products containing Dichloromethan / DCM / Methylene Chloride who has untaken training and certification and can provide the seller with a unique checkable license number.

  1. (a)awareness, evaluation and management of risks to health, including information on existing substitutes or processes, which under their conditions of use are less hazardous to the health and safety of workers;

  1. (b)use of adequate ventilation;

(c) use of appropriate personal protective equipment that complies with Directive 89/686/EEC.

“Industrial Installations”

Sellers must totally satisfy themselves that the buyer operates from an “Industrial Installation” and can confirm that they have all the necessary health & safety controls in place? and training has been given, listed below are the requirements before Sale.

  1. 1)Effective ventilation in all processing areas, in particular for the wet processing and the drying of stripped articles. Local exhaust ventilation at strip tanks supplemented by forced ventilation in those areas, so as to minimize exposure and to ensure compliance, where technically feasible, with relevant occupational exposure limits.

  1. 2)Measures to minimize evaporation from strip tanks comprising of; Lids for covering strip tanks except during loading and unloading; suitable loading and unloading arrangements for strip tanks; and Wash tanks with water or brine to remove excess solvent after unloading.

  1. 3)Measures for the safe handling of Dichloromethane in strip tanks comprising of; Pumps and pipe work for transferring paint stripper to and from strip tanks; and Suitable arrangements for the safe cleaning of tanks and removal of sludge.

4) Personal protective equipment that complies with Directive 89/686/EEC comprising of:

Suitable protective gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing; and appropriate respiratory

5)Protective equipment where compliance with relevant occupational exposure limits cannot be Otherwise achieved. 

6) Adequate information, instruction and training for operators in the use of such equipment

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