Safety Documents

  • COSHH (Data Safety) Sheets

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    This document contains ten pages of official COSHH (Data Safety) sheets for our gold testing acids. The purpose of these pages is for stores and safety officers to have an official copy of the official data on file.
  • Safety equipment, PPE, for handling acids

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    When using acids to test gold which personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential, which is optional and which is totally unnecessary?
  • Safety sheets for acids (official safety data sheets)

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    SAFETY INFORMATION (SDS) for acids (used for testing precious metals) These are the official SDS (safety data sheets), 114 pages. They are scary, they are more relevant for road tankers (thousands of litres) than jewellery testers (a teaspoon-full); nevertheless, if you are the safety officer for a group of stores, you do need to have thIs on file. For jewellers and scrap dealers, please see our plain-English version, (click here for details).
  • Safety sheets for acids (plain English)

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    SAFETY INFORMATION (plain English) for acids (used for testing precious metals) This is the 'plain English' guide to acid safety, it includes technical information for medics.
  • Safety sheets for magnets

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    SAFETY INFORMATION for neodymium magnets These safety precautions do not apply to 'ordinary' magnets made of iron.
  • Safety summary for jewellers' rouge

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    A block of jewellers' rouge is made of iron oxide, otherwise known as 'rust'. It is not harmful, we have not been able to find any safety data sheets. It stains (hands, fabric, everything) but this is not a safety issue, and it washes off eventually. Wash stained hands with warm water and soap.