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1. THIS REPORT COVERS: FIREPLUG IF & IFS - FIREPLUG FPSM INTUMESCENT DOOR STRIPS - FIREPLUG ETC ELECTRICAL TRUNKING CLOSER - FIREPLUG FPG & FPCG GRILLS - FIREPLUG CTB CABLE TRAY BLOCK - FIREPLUG CFPM PAPER - FIREPLUG FUS
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This information is provided pursuant to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, Section 6.
PRODUCT
Firefly Intumescent 100 series - Type 102 Rigid, Type 103 Semi-Rigid, type 104 and 105 Paper and Type 106 Tranfer Grills. Blended ceramic fibre with intercollated graphite and organic binder (latex).
HANDLING
No special protective measures are normally required. Millboard grades are not considered to be a dense material, but care should be taken not to exceed the safe working loads of lifting gear, hoists, sacker trucks, racks, shelving or floors.
STORAGE
To avoid damage and distortion, Millboard grades should be stored under the cover on a smooth, level foundation in a dry environment. Millboard products are non-combustible and therefore do not burn, Millboard grades are chemically stable and there is no hazard under normal conditions.
MACHINING
Machining of Millboard grades causes dust. When regular or large scale machining operations are carried out it is good occupational hygiene practice to keep all dust to the lowest practicable level. Dust extraction should be provided on all machines where operations produce appreciable dust. Ventilation is required to ensure that the dust does not become airborne and is extracted in a direction away from the operator.
PROTECTION OF SIGHT AND HEARING
Care should be taken to ensure that eyes are protected against flying particles. The machining of Ceramic Fibre and Alumina Products may include processes which are subject to the Protection of Eyes Regulations Act 1974. Where machining operations cause excessive noise levels, appropriate precautions should be taken.
CHEMICAL PROCESSING
If any further processing of Millboard grades involving use of potentially hazardous chemicals, advice should be obtained from the suppliers of the chemicals regarding their safe use and handling.
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
FIREFLY 102 is beige/black in colour. FIREFLY 103 is grey/black in colour. FIREFLY 104 is grey/black in colour. FIREFLY 105 is grey/black in colour. FIREFLY 106 is beige/black in colour.
HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION
Man made fibres can cause irritation of the skin and eyes and excessively dusty conditions may cause irritation to the upper respiratory tract. Whilst most peoples skin becomes resistant after a period of adaptation, some need to take precautions to protect their skin and a small number may have to move to other work. I.A.R.C. (International Agency for Research in Cancer) classifies glass wool, rock wool, slag wool and ceramic fibres as 'possible carcinogenic to humans' (Category 2b).
STANDARDS
Maximum Exposure Limit (MEL) for ceramic fibre is 5 mg/m3 and an airborne fibre limit of 2 f/ml. Both grades contain Ball Clay. Ball Clay contains up to 10% quartz the MEL for quartz is 0.4 mf/m3.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Technical literature is available, describing the properties and characteristics of Mineral Fibre Products. Designers and users of the material should acquaint themselves with the contents of this literature. If there is any doubt, further information and advice should be requested.
DISPOSAL OF WASTE
Millboard dust should be removed by vacuum at frequent intervals during work to prevent accumulation of dust. Industrial vacuum cleaners with special filters and bags must be used. Where vacuuming is not possible the dust should be dampened and collected whilst still damp. Such dust should be placed in impermeable, heavy-gauge polythene sacks or bags which should then be sealed, and disposed of. Such waste must be disposed of at an authorised tip by arrangement with the local waste disposal authority, the appropriate (district or island) council. Off-cuts should be dispose dof in the same manner.
RELEVANT REGULATIONS AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Health and Safety Executive Area Office.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Classification, packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984. Health and Safety Executive Publications.
EH40 Occupational Exposure Limits.
EH44 Dust in the Work Place: General Principals of Protection.
EH46 Man made Mineral Fibres.

COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 1989 plus amendments.

* The above information refers to raw materials, therefore more relevant at manufacturing stage, as the end product is enclosed in either aluminium foil, PVC sheaf or metal canister.
 
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