Fibrelast health & safety information


Handling

Use Fibrelast in well-ventilated areas and store away from direct sunlight. Avoid inhalation and contact with eyes, skin, and clothing by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment as outlined below.

Ground and bond all containers when transferring the material, empty containers may still retain product and product vapour. Do not expose to heat, flame, sparks or other ignition sources such as cutting, welding, drilling, grinding or static electricity. Do not pressurise and provide adequate safety showers and eyewashes in the area of use.

Protective glasses

Make sure you have on a pair of wrap around safety glasses before handling or mixing any Fibrelast base resin, finishing topcoat, catalyst or cleaning solutions. Always have two bottles of sterile eyewash on site – one for the active site area and one for backup.

Gloves

Never let the Fibrelast base resin, finishing topcoat, catalyst or acetone come into contact with the skin. Always wear either heavy duty latex disposable gloves or heavy duty reusables available to buy online.

Protective overalls

Always wear protective clothing when using Fibrelast materials, the disposable coveralls available in the store are the best way to protect your clothing and uncovered areas.


Storage

Along with keeping you and your family safe, storing Fibrelast roofing materials in the correct way will also maintain the life of the system allowing for optimum performance.

Fibrelast resin

The Fibrelast base resin and finishing topcoat should be stored in a dry and well ventilated room, below 20°c and away from the catalyst, acetone and any heat source.

Catalyst

Catalyst needs to be stored in cool dark room below 25°c and away from flammable liquids and direct sources of ignition.

Acetone

Store the acetone in a tightly closed container in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place separately to the other Fibrelast roofing materials. Keep away from heat, sparks and any open flames.


Disposal

Any remaining Fibrelast materials need to be disposed of in the correct way, without causing harm to the environment.

All remaining materials can be disposed of at special waste collection points. Containers, or internal liners coming from a container, having contained the Fibrelast base resins and finishing topcoats are also considered as hazardous wastes. Dispose in a safe manner in accordance with local/national regulations.

The Allbase recycling programme lets you return any remaining materials to us to ensure the waste product is disposed of responsibly or given a chance to be used again.


Transportation

The Fibrelast roofing base resins, finishing topcoats, acetone and catalyst are all classed as hazardous materials and are delivered to you with transport companies who are trained and licensed to do so. Road regulations also demand that you must comply with certain aspects, particularly when transporting these materials to site.

For any vehicle below 7.5 tonnes the driver doesn’t need an ADR licence however they must have received details and instructions from the company to ensure the driver is aware of the hazardous nature of the materials being transported and how to react to an incident.

Fibreglass roofing professionals who transport these hazardous goods should have eyewash, first aid kit and fire extinguisher in their vehicles at all times to meet safety regulations. Transport emergency cards or information in writing for contractors regularly buying are available to download and should also be kept in the vehicle on display at all times.

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