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CHIP Code Sheet

This CHIP Code Sheet summarises the pictograms, safety phrases and risk phrases which are required by EU laws to be displayed on, or along with, cleaning chemicals. 

The safety phrases and risk phrases can be found on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), which we can provide you with if required.

Please ensure you request MSDS/SDS Safety sheets when you purchase chemical products off our website.



The hazard labels on cleaning products consist of warnings and specific symbols known as pictograms. The European's Union 2009 classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) regulation introduced new pictogram designs to the labeling system for hazardous chemicals. New pictograms including Gas Under Pressure and Serious Health Hazard, were introduced in 2017. The diamond shaped thumbnail diagrams indicate the nature of the hazard(s) associated with the use of a hazardous substance. On the cleaning product labels, the pictograms are accompanied by signal words, hazard statements, and precautionary statements, as well as supplier and product information.



Safety Phrases

Safety phrases give advice to ensure safe use of cleaning chemicals.


S1: Keep locked up S2: Contact with combustible material may cause fire
S3: Keep in a cool place S6: See label for details of inert gas and storage
S7: Keep container tightly closed S9: Keep container in a well ventilated place
S13: Keep away from food, drink and animal feeds S14: Keep away from... (see product label)
S16: Keep away from sources of ignition S17: Keep away from combustable material
S18: Handle & open container with care S20: When using, do not eat, drink or smoke
S21: When using, do not smoke S22: Do not breathe dust
S23: Do not breathe gas / fumes / vapour / spray S24: Avoid contact with the skin
S25: Avoid contact with eyes S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately and seek medical advice
S27: Remove all contaminated clothing immediately S28: Special requirements for removing off skin (see product label)
S29: Do not empty down the drain S33: Take precautionary measures against static discharges
S35: This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way S36: Wear suitable protective clothing
S37: Wear suitable gloves S38: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment
S39: Wear eye / face protection S41: In case of fire and/or explosion, do not breathe fumes
S42: During fumigation / spraying, wear suitable respiratory equipment (see product label) S43: Special firefighting requirement (see product label)
S45: In case or accident, or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately S46: If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately & show container / label
S47: Specific storage temperature requirement (see label for detail) S50: Not to be mixed with other substances (see product label for detail)
S51: Use only in well ventilated areas S53: Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use
S56: Dispose of this material and its container at special waste collection point S57: Use appropriate container to avoid environmental contamination
S59: Refer to manufacturer / supplier for information on recovery / recycling S60: This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste
S61: Avoid release to the environment S62: If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show the container / label
S64: If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious)  


Risk Phrases

The risk phrases, also known as hazard statements, give more detailed information on the hazard.


R7: May cause fire R8: Contact with combustible material may cause fire
R10: Flammable R11: Highly flammable
R12: Extremely flammable R20: Harmful by inhalation
R21: Harmful in contact with skin R22: Harmful if swallowed
R31: Contact with acids liberates toxic gas R34: Causes burns
R35: Causes severe burns R36: Irritating to eyes
R37: Irritating to respiratory system R38: Irritating to skin
R40: Possible risk of irreversible effects R41: Risk of serious damage to eyes
R42: May cause sensitization by inhalation R43: May cause sensitization by skin contact
R51: Toxic to aquatic organisms R52: Harmful to aquatic organisms
R53: May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment R65: Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed
R66: Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking R67: Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness