Arpal Gulf Embraces e-Learning Safety Training Programme

Posted by: Alastair Leith on August 23 2017 | Tagged: Industry News


Arpal Gulf LLC, the UAE’s leading cleaning chemical and disinfectants supplier, this month officially  announced that their hazardous chemical labelling had moved over to the European CLP system, to fall into line with the UK parent company RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group). This move now allows Arpal Gulf to provide its customers with a custom built e-learning chemical safety training course.

The Arpal Group’s e-learning platform was launched in January 2016, and now becomes a central pillar within Arpal Gulf’s COSHH training offering. The online module was developed with the aim of ensuring key chemical safety messages are communicated clearly and consistently so that customer staff retain key safety knowledge. The 30-minute interactive course takes participants through the necessary steps to understand all key aspects of using chemicals safely in the workplace. 

Alastair Leith, Arpal Gulf’s Operations Manager says, “We all know how much time, resource and cost COSHH safety training sessions can take up, organising group training sessions, so we are delighted to be able to offer our customers an alternative way to access chemical safety training. The course allows our field Customer Service Representatives and Technicians to focus on more practical training activities, like cleaning tips and trouble shooting in the place of work, rather than a classroom.” 

The company’s move to the CLP hazard classification system ensures the UK parent company and Arpal Gulf products are labelled and classified in a uniform way and comply with the latest international safety standards. The classification system is called the EU Classification, Labelling & Packaging (CLP) Regulation which reflects a UN initiative to try and create a global system of chemical hazard recognition. You can read more about what CLP means by clicking here, and to view what how the product information has changed, click here.    

Alastair continues, “A key point to note with this e-learning technology is that our pre-planned service calls and face-to face product application training session will not diminish in any shape or form, which means that we will be delivering more training sessions than ever before.” 

Clearly, due to the multi-cultural make of the UAE workforce there will be a requirement for different languages, and the company has committed to produce versions in Arabic and Urdu towards the end of the year. 

All Arpal Gulf chemical product labels have been redesigned, all Products Guidance and Safety Data Sheets changed to the new CLP system and the website fully updated, with the Online Training module placed prominently on the sites’ Home page. 

Max Adam, Group Sales & Marketing Director says, “I am delighted that Arpal Gulf has embraced the CLP system for their products, which in turn has allows them to get the full benefit that E-Learning can provide. Both the UK and UAE operations have invested significantly over the last few years in a really powerful digital service platform, which has now woven itself into the normal day to day activities of our businesses. Added to this, the use of RFID equipment asset tagging and our unique Arpal Service App, we continue to embrace digital technologies to improve the consistency and standards of our renowned service offering.” 

The course covers the following 5 key aspects 

  1. Identifying hazardous products and the CLP pictograms and importance of reading the chemical label.   
  2. Helping to reduce the risk of harm by using personal protective equipment and the use of controlled dispensing systems.
  3. Understanding the golden rules when handling commercial cleaning detergents.
  4. To recognise the dangers of using chemical products inappropriately and the potential dangers of mixing products together.
  5. What to do in the initial steps in the event of an accidental spill or splash of hazardous chemical. 

The course focusses heavily on helping users understand the CLP chemical safety labelling system. It explores a typical chemical label and explains in detail about Danger and Warning signal words, hazard and precautionary statements, the hazard pictograms and the importance of wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).


You can access our online course directly by clicking here.