Health, Safety & Environment
SML are dedicated to providing all of our customers with products and services of the highest quality and this includes taking a responsible approach to the communication of potential health, safety and environmental issues.
Before starting your painting/coating project
For each product that you have ordered, carefully read the Technical Data Sheets (TDS), the Manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the Application Guides (AG) all of which are shown on this site.
NOTE ANY SPECIAL ADVICE/INSTRUCTIONS/GUIDES IN RESPECT OF HEALTH/SAFETY/ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS
Plan how you are going to tackle the project so as to avoid potential health/safety/environmental issues. Choose an appropriate location following any marina or boatyard rules, advise any bystanders to leave the area and ensure you have tools suitable for the job.
When you start your painting/coating project
DO NOT EAT, DRINK OR SMOKE when using antifouling products.
Be sure to wear all of the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as gloves, overalls and mask etc, and keep them on during the application process. Do not re-use old PPE equipment.
Apply paints/coatings in accordance with all of the advice/instructions given in the TDS and MSDS for each product. Take account of any tips shown within Application Guides (AG) where they are available. Use wet sanding techniques to avoid any dust.
When you have finished your painting/coating project
SML recommends that all purchased antifouling is applied to the vessel. More coats provide longer protection.
NEVER DISPOSE OF RESIDUAL PAINTS/COATINGS BY EMPTYING IN TO WATER COURSES, SEWERS, DRAINS OR THE GROUND
Please clean the area thoroughly and where possible capture all debris and scrapings. Debris, used tools and equipment, empty and part-empty tins should be considered as potential hazardous waste and disposed of in line with advice from your local Council or Recycling Centre.