Safety Data Sheets Training Video | Safeti

Safety Data Sheets Training Video | SDS Tutorial

Learn about Safety Data Sheets in our SDS Training video…

When we are looking for the hazardous properties of a substance, the product’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is usually a good place to start. Our Safety Data Sheets Training video takes a deep dive into the important information that you need to consider.

Hopefully, if the product is properly labelled, you will been able to tell relatively easily that there is reason to be cautious when using the material.

Information on the label should include hazard symbols, the main health risks, how to use the substance safely and first aid response measures. if you would like to learn more about this subject matter more formally, check out our free COSHH Assessment training.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) | Key Facts

What is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?

If a product is classed as ‘dangerous for supply’, then the producer is obligated to devise a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that should be made available to distributors and buyers of the product.

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Purpose of a Safety Data Sheet SDS

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides extensive information on a substance, its supplier and the safe handling and use of it.

The SDS helps us to then conduct chemical risk assessments around the workplace and ensure that each area is safe for work.

SDS Sections

In accordance with the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for classification and labelling, Safety Data Sheets should contain a pre-defined set of sections with specific information.

The 16 SDS sections are typically laid out as follows

Safety Data Sheet Training

1. Identification
2. Hazards Identification
3. Composition/Ingredients
4. First Aid Measures
5. Fire Fighting Measures
6. Accidental Release Measures
7. Handling and Storage
8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

9. Physical and Chemical Properties
10. Stability and Reactivity
11. Toxicological Information
12. Ecological Information
13. Disposal Considerations
14. Transport Information
15. Regulatory Information
16. Other Information


We won’t cover all of the sections in our Safety Data Sheets Training Video, but we’ll pick out the most pertinent ones to make sure you don’t miss the information you need. Also, we will cross-reference some of the more nerdy, technical stuff where we think it might be helpful.

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