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Safety Data Sheets (SDS)


A SDS is a mandatory document that is required to be prepared before manufacturing or importing a hazardous chemical that will be used or could reasonabily be expected to be used in a workplace. SDSs must now meet the internationally recognised requirements of  Globally Harmonised System (GHS).

A Safety Data sheet (SDS) provides information on;

  • Product identification
  • Hazard(s) identification
  • Composition and information on ingredients
  • First aid measures
  • Fire fighting measures
  • Accidental release
  • Handling and storage
  • Exposure controls and personal protection
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Stability and reactivity
  • Toxicological information
  • Ecological information
  • Disposal considerations
  • Transport information
  • Regulatory information


In Australia, the preparation of a SDS must now be done in accordance with Safe Work Australia's Code of Practice - Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals, 2016,  which has been updated to meet with the GHS.

The consultants at CETEC can write your Safety Data Sheets or can provide technical assistance to enable you to complete your mandatory obligations. Our team is well versed in Code of Practice for the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals.

CETEC can facilitate the mandatory five yearly review and update of your companies SDS’s. Furthermore should any new or significant information become available on the hazards of the material CETEC can update your issued SDS accordingly.

To learn more contact us.