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Milton

Jan 2018 15 23:39

Post by dlyonsoo » Mon, 15th Jan 2018, 11:39pm

Post by dlyonsoo by dlyonsoo Jan 2018 15 23:39

Can you use Milton as a cleaning product in schools?

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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 05:35

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Post by welshhunk by welshhunk Jan 2018 16 05:35

Welcome matey to the best resource around. [Waving.png] [Waving.png] [Waving.png]
As for the question I have used it for many a year. [Like.png]
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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 07:04

Post by Joff » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 7:04am

Post by Joff by Joff Jan 2018 16 07:04

Yes, you can use it in schools, but I actively refuse to fill buckets/bottles with a solution. If my cleaners want a solution of Milton they can sort that one themselves as I've had too many pairs of work trousers ruined by the stuff [Big grin.png]

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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 07:41

Post by DaveHStoke » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 7:41am

Post by DaveHStoke by DaveHStoke Jan 2018 16 07:41

The question you need to ask is 'what will it react with?'

COSHH procedures dictate that COSHH Risk Assessments are conducted on all chemicals and solutions in school, including those used for premises cleaning and maintenance.

If anything should go wrong there will be an investigation, how are you going to demostrate that the use was justified?

I authorised the use of bleach following a risk assessment and only in certain circumstance and by certain people only. Outside of these conditions is unauthorised.

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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 08:22

Post by JohnE875 » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 8:22am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Jan 2018 16 08:22

Same as bleach, what are you going to mix it with. On its own in clean hot water all good. Mixing it with other chemicals could be a nightmare.
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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 08:34

Post by Rockstar » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 8:34am

Post by Rockstar by Rockstar Jan 2018 16 08:34

I do have it in School. But it is locked away and only I use it. Like people say, it might react badly with other chemicals. The only reason I have it is for disinfecting the shower head and hose periodically to prevent legionella.

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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 11:14

Post by EBJ » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 11:14am

Post by EBJ by EBJ Jan 2018 16 11:14

In my old school a bottle or two were kept which the staff used but like all chemicals used or kept in school you must have a safety data sheet on file for it, even our kitchen had there own safety data sheets on file as their products were slightly different from the schools cleaners. [Wink.png]
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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 13:37

Post by Drone » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 1:37pm

Post by Drone by Drone Jan 2018 16 13:37

The nursery used it for a long time. But I understand that it has been banned now. Never used it in school.

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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 13:49

Post by thecaretaker » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 1:49pm

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Jan 2018 16 13:49

I have this argument with MrsCT, she buys bleach as well as Miltons. As far as I have always understood, Miltons is just watered down bleach under a brand name. People with babies were encouraged to use it on teats and bottles therefore people assume it is safe for kids...

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Re: Milton

Jan 2018 16 17:24

Post by dlyonsoo » Tue, 16th Jan 2018, 5:24pm

Post by dlyonsoo by dlyonsoo Jan 2018 16 17:24

Thanks for all the replies, they have been extremely helpful.
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