EH: This is our first blog and let's start at the beginning. Hicham, I've got a jerry can right in front of me. How do I know what I'm dealing with?
HBY: Is there a label on it?
EH: Yes, a very large label even and there is also a picture with a burnt hand on it
HBY: Then you're dealing with a dangerous good. These are resources that carry a certain risk when you transport or use them. Then there will also be H and P sentences on the label. They say a little more about the dangers (H) and also give advice (P) on how you can protect yourself against these dangers.
EH: Well, there's a lot more on it, like product name, producer, and the content
HBY: That's correct, because those are all things that are regulated by law and MUST be on it
EH: So, if there's no label on it. What then?
HBY: Then I don't know what's in it and that's never the intention
EH: Obviously, but the colour of the jerrycan says anything?
HBY: Basically nothing. The colour is not necessarily linked to the content. However, there are suppliers, like us, who have made choices in this regard.
EH: Oh, explain
HBY: At Lely, blue stands for alkaline, red for acidic, green for peroxide and grey stands for udder care products. With this we try to support safe use, so that we do not use products for the wrong application. BUT………this is completely unrelated to legislation and that highlights the importance of the label
EH: So ALWAYS read the label?